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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 

This is general background research to understand the context for adaptation policy. It is intended for policy-makers.

 

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Click here to view the Final report to the East of England Coastal Initiative

 


TOOL REVIEW: ''The report is local / regional in scope and deals specifically with three coastal locations in England – however, this should not deter practitioners from consulting the report or using it for guidance, as the questions posed and methods used are likely to be applicable and repeatable in a number of coastal locations within different jurisdictions.""
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Author
SQW Consulting
Keywords
UK, governance, scenarios, decision-making
Description
To review decision-making arrangements in relation to coastal management and to test (through the use of scenarios) how well these are suited to the demands of adaptation to climate change, especially in relation to policy conflicts.
Last update
October 2009
Partner's experiences in using this tool
The East of England Coastal Initiative partners used this study to understand how well the existing mechanisms for decision making could cope with different change scenarios, and in particular to understand where new legal powers were needed.
Other information:
The study is set in the context of the East of England, but the insights gained from it and the process used are of interest to all.
Recommended external resources:
The report was influential in the introduction of a new central planning policy, Development and Coastal Change: click here to view link
Assess if this resource is right for you?
If you are faced with adaptation challenges that span the responsibilities of many institutions it is important to understand power relationships between them and how they affect what decisions are made. This report provides important insights that can be applied anywhere.

 

FULL REVIEW
Reviewer: Cathal O'Mahony [Coastal and Marine Research Centre – UCC]

1. Why did you use this tool and what for?

Tool was used as reference material, and as an additional source of literature on contemporary coastal governance processes; the reason for using the tool was to inform the reader of methods for addressing difficult questions associated with the analysis of coastal governance processes (i.e. how are decisions made and who makes them?)

2. What changes resulted from using this tool?

Results / changes associated with this tool can be best reflected as the additional insight provided to practitioners (e.g. coastal managers, individuals tasked with facilitating coastal management processes) in terms of: comprehension of coastal governance; methodologies; and, analysis / communication.

3. What worked well and what would you have done differently?

The report is presented using very accessible format and language – the use of regular questions to describe the logic and purpose behind the study and methods used, as well as the context of the findings, ensures the key messages are non-esoteric and presented in a straight-forward manner. The only comment I would add as a suggested improvement would be to consider using additional visual aids (e.g. maps and images) to complement the text.

4. Did you tailor this tool in any way to meet your specific needs?

No – but the report is presented in a format that allows the reader / user to repeat the research process in its entirety, or select elements appropriate to their requirements (e.g. use of scenario workshop(s), or institutional analysis).

5. Was it cost-effective?

Cost was not an issue in the case of this tool – as a report, it was not time-consuming to read or extract the key messages.

6. Tips or recommendations to practitioners considering using this tool.

The report is local / regional in scope and deals specifically with three coastal locations in England – however, this should not deter practitioners from consulting the report or using it for guidance, as the questions posed and methods used are likely to be applicable and repeatable in a number of coastal locations within different jurisdictions. 

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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