IMCORE – Innovative Management for Europe’s Changing Coastal Resource

The IMCORE project ran from 2008 to 2011 and was funded under the EU Interreg IVB programme. It aimed to increase awareness of climate change impacts in order to inform the development of guidelines for the identification of adaptation options. An Expert Couplet was formed between Cardiff University and the Severn Estuary Partnership which engaged a wide range of stakeholders, varying from educators and school children to local planners and local authority officers.

Key outputs from IMCORE for the Severn

  • Education resources on climate change adaptation
    • A fun, interactive game for the classroom which introduces students to some of the issues and uncertainties associated with climate change predictions and adaptation

Severn Estuary future socio-economic scenarios

A range of future potential socio-economic scenarios for the Severn Estuary were developed to help local policy makers and stakeholders aware of possible ‘futures.’ These portrayals of possible future socio-economic conditions can help inform a range of planning and adaptation processes, ensuring that adaptation on the Estuary is able to cope with a variety of different situations: IMCORE Severn Estuary Adaptation Scenarios

 Climate change report cards

Non-technical references for decision makers

The report cards were aimed at Local Authority officers, including technical officers and planners around the Severn Estuary.  These cards were intended to be used as a reference tool for decision making, where climate change is a concern.  It is intended that these cards will be updated, as appropriate, to take account of changes in scientific opinion.

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