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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.

VIDEO: Graham Lymbery explains how to cope when you have gaps in your scientific evidence

VIDEO: David Green comments on how visualization tools can make a big difference in illustrating the issues

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

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

  • Involve stakeholders to develop a common understanding of the drivers and impacts of climate change
  • Analyse how these are addressed by current policy and practice
  • Use this baseline to reveal knowledge gaps, uncertainties and existing adaptive capacity
  • Use these issues to trigger actions. 

In the IMCORE experience, the main stimulus for adaptation was the economic impact of climate change drivers on local industry. Examples of drivers of our case studies included:

  • the reduction of shipping fishing days,
  • the decrease of species which are of commercial interest,
  • the threat to Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas from pollution and flooding or
  • the loss of transport infrastructures.


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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