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Develop your own coastal adaptation strategy by learning key methodologies and techniques.

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

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


TIP 1: Keep it clear

TIP 2: Engage the right audience in the right way

TIP 3: Assess baseline information

TIP 4: Identify coastal climate change issues

TIP 5: Determine Time periods for issues

TIP 1: Keep it clear.

Climate change terminology is still unfamiliar to many stakeholders it is good practice to clarify what exactly is meant when you refer to terms such as adaptation, drivers, vulnerability, etc.

TIP 2: Engage the right audience in the right way.

It is important to ensure you gather views representing all interests from the coast especially the involvement of high level, sector specific practitioners and policy makers working in the coastal sector.

A workshop on its own may not be sufficient or appropriate and other methods such as telephone interviews or questionnaires should be considered in addition to, or instead of a workshop.

 Read our tips for stakeholder enagement.

TIP 3: Baseline information.

Make sure you have compiled key available data and information. local stakeholders are interested in local outputs so make use of dowscaled information if available.

TIP 4: Identify coastal climate change issues.

It is difficult to identify issues that are (1) coastal specific and (2) climate change specific. For this it is useful to establish the links between causes (i.e. sea level rise) and effects (i.e. increased erosion).

TIP 5: Time periods for issues.

For planning purposes it is helpful to define issues as short (0-20 years), medium (20-50 years) or long term (50-100 years).

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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