Aim: To promote a transnational, innovative and sustainable approach to reducing the Ecological, Social and Economic impacts of climate change on the coastal resources of Northwest Europe
To achieve: A demonstration of how the innovative expert couplet approach (ie collaboration between coastal practitioners and scientists using the principles of sustainability science) can help with the effective implementation of adaptive management stratiegies for coastal resources.
The identification of impacts of a range of speciefied climate change scenarios on coastal sectors and the development of a response in the form of strategies for adaptive management.
Topics: How to address the impact of climate change on different socio-economic coastal sectors eg fishing, port development, marine recreation & coastal defence?
How to inform and assist coastal managers in the development of adaptive management strategies?