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The IMCORE project ran from 2008 to 2011 and was funded under the EU Interreg IVB programme.

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Access or download overviews, tools, techniques and examples of visualisation tools, educational tools, legal and policy tools, future scenario techniques, etc

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Practical tips for following the IMCORE approach to planning to adapt to coastal climate change 

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TIP 1:  Ensure group preparedness

TIP 2:  Gain appropriate stakeholder engagement

TIP 3:  Bring in neutral expertise

TIP 4:  Tailor the methodology to your context

TIP 5:  Consider various approaches for implementation


TIP 1:  Ensure group preparedness

Those involved in the organisation of events need to be prepared both in terms of capacity and understanding of the content of the workshop but also in terms of logistics, pre-prepared graphs and axes and supporting materials. Many ECN areas trialled workshops events prior to actual implementation.

TIP 2:  Gain appropriate stakeholder engagement

This is vital to ensure smooth and effective delivery of the strategy. Appropriate engagement means an appropriate combination of expert groups, small working groups and wider diverse stakeholder events to facilitate the process through the various stages. See more tips on stakeholder engagement here.

TIP 3:  Bring in neutral expertise

Neutral expertise can be brought in to provide an independent view of progress, to illustrate what has happen in the experts own area or to act as a “sounding board” for questions from the involved stakeholders. Within the IMCORE project the ability to bring in transnational expertise has helped in a number of case study areas.

TIP 4:  Tailor the methodology to your context

Local methodological adaptation must be well thought out to identify the most rational way to deliver the end product of the process; this may be for example a rapid journey through the adaptation process as a forerunner and capacity strengthener to a more detailed approach maybe driven by top-down policy, or a longer and more detailed approach in order to deliver a specific policy for a target organisation. The case studies illustrated in www.coastaladaptation.eu provide much contextual information to support such decisions in your area.

TIP 5:  Consider various approaches for implementation

In some cases the statutory agencies, NGO’s etc may take on the responsibility for some or more of the actions, in other cases the strategy can act as guidance to an overseeing group or groups of the local area. In other cases a mainstreaming approach may be taken in order to implement the strategy through existing initiatives and statutory responsibilities.

This learning portal brings together the results and lessons learned from the IMCORE project. This project was funded under the Interreg IVB programme from 2008 to 2011.

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