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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 

 "Take 20 minutes to have a look at the materials on the site so that you can start to understand what is involved and how important it might be for your coast. As one practitioner to another I can assure you that this will be time well spent".

Graham Lymbery

To ensure shared responsibility you need to bring together key organisations from the start

value adaptationHave you engaged the most influential stakeholders from the beginning?

What about those who can build your capacity to manage the process?

IMCORE partners all agree on the need to get the right participants on board from the start . Some partners found it easier than others and we have identified three conditions that appear to have made them more successful:

1. Existing relationships were already in place. Where participatory structures such as forums, coastal partnerships or focus groups were in place, stakeholders knew each other and were used to working together which makes the process easier.

To be able to tap in to partners professional networks from both the academia and the practitioners side allowed for a more representative and enthusiastic group of participants.

2. Preparation time was spent on understanding what motivates each stakeholder and their capacity to influence the implentation of the strategy. It can take months or years to understand the values and priorities of each agency that should be involved. If you are leading the process it is your role to approach these people and develop a professional relationship of mutual respect, trust and eventually shared goals.

3. Staff skills and experience in stakeholder engagement, communications and participation. Partners with these resources were more effective in "selling" the adaptation process, attracting and engaging stakeholders throughout the project. Staff motivation and beleif in the need to adapt can make the process become "alive".



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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