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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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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 

When following the IMCORE approach for developing a coastal adaptation strategy our partners recommend to:

1. Be clear on who you need to work with (Partners) to develop an adaptation strategy that represents the wide range of coastal interests and that you share a common understanding of what the strategy will deliver.

2. Be clear on how you will engage with communities who have an interest in the coast.

3. Ensure that you communicate regularly with Partners and communities so that they know what is happening and what is expected of them.

4. You should not assume that you will achieve consensus.

5. Using scenarios can be very valuable but can also be complicated, ensure that you prepare and practice for this and use facilitators if you feel you need help.

6. Partner and community representatives may change during the process, plan for this and arrange handovers.

7. Be clear on how you intend to implement and review the strategy.

8. It will take time, money and commitment from key partners, recognise this and make sure this is in place.

9. Identify your gaps in data and understanding and plan for how you can fill these or how you will manage without them.

10. You will need to communicate complicated information to a wide range of people, do not underestimate this task.

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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