Conference 2007
Summary Leaflet
Training Pack
Good Practice Guide
CD-rom of resources
DVD Film


English language version
French language version
Italian langauge version


RESPONSE is a 3-year project (2003-2006) led by the Isle of Wight Centre for the Coastal Environment, UK, supported by the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union
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Download the Training Pack -Identifying Future Coastal Risks


"Training Pack": Coastal evolution and risk mapping

The Training Pack and the accompanying CD-Rom and DVD present an innovative methodology for identifying and mapping coastal evolution and risks in regional study areas. The maps provide a generic overview of the coastline in terms of current and future hazard and risk allowing 'hotspots' of future hazard activity to be identified. The regional approach can be used by planners, engineers, coastal managers and decision-makers to plan for the future and prioritise resources accordingly.

An evaluation of the likely costs associated with increasing coastal hazards in a changing climate promotes a precautionary approach to coastal risk management. By preparing for the impacts of climate change at the coast and implementing strategies of adaptation, future risk to coastal communities may be reduced. However, in order to effectively implement sustainable strategies for the future, it is necessary to have political support and appropriate legal frameworks in place. This Training Pack demonstrates an approach to allow users to identify areas of high risk at the coast, in view of the impacts of climate change.

Click on the links below to download the 48-page Training Pack

Training Pack -part 1
(pdf 1.9 MB)

(Introduction; Frequently Asked Questions; Executive Summary; A Call for Action; Evolving Coastlines)


Training Pack -part 2
(pdf 3.4 MB)

(The Mapping Process: selecting a regional Study Area, summary of the mapping sequence, instructions and examples for Maps 1-9)


Training Pack -part 3
(pdf 2.8 MB)

(The experiences of the five Case Study Areas in the UK, Italy and France; Practical application of the methodology (policy frameworks); Reducing Coastal Risks; Conclusions and Recommendations)