'Response' (or 'Responding to the risks from climate change') is a three-year Project supported by the LIFE financial instrument of the European Community, launched in December 2006. The Project provides a framework for understanding and preparing for the impacts of climate change around the European coastline.
The RESPONSE Project publications can assist organisations managing the coastline in assessing and prioritising the risks arising from climate change impacts on natural hazards, to inform the planning process.
The Project has demonstrated regional-scale mapping of coastal evolution and risks, taking account of the impacts of climate change. It has also examined the current and future costs of coastal natural hazards, to encourage cost-effective solutions. Nine Partner organisations in the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Poland have participated, led by the Isle of Wight Council's Centre for the Coastal Environment, UK.
For further information please visit www.coastalwight.gov.uk/response.html or contact
Jenny Jakeways/Helen Fairbank
Isle of Wight Centre for the Coastal Environment
Isle of Wight Council
Isle of Wight