Launched in December 2006 and led by the Isle of Wight Council, this project's multi-national
partnership comprised 10 local authorities and national institutions in the UK, France,
Italy and Poland.
RESPONSE was supported the European Union's LIFE-Environment Programme (DG Environment)
for sustainable development.
The aim was to demonstrate an innovative regional-scale methodology for coastal evolution
and risk mapping, taking account of the impacts of climate change. The project also
identified the current and predicted future costs of managing coastal risks, to assist
the promotion of cost-effective preventative action, and assess the sustainability
of risk management strategies and determine how adaptation to climate change can
be implemented as a coastal planning strategy.
The project produced three key resources:
(1) A training pack detailing the process of producing maps showing future coastal
evolution and risk increase for decision markets;
(2) A non-technical guide to assist end-users with best practice to reduce risks
in developed coastal areas in a sustainable way;
(3) A video summarising project methods, results and display posters.