Concerns for coastal problems are shared across NWE coastal countries. Following the completion of the Demonstration Programme on ICZM a set of recommendations on a European Strategy were formulated. Subsequently, there have been varying levels of engagement with this strategy across EU Member States. The Corepoint partners have identified the following key issues to be addressed:
Lack of integrated planning and management to achieve sustainable development of NW europe coastal zone
Lack of engagement and open communication with stakeholders, including political representatives and general public
Poor links between researchers and policy makers
Lack of sustained capacity and expertise within local authorities
Disproportionate levels of progress on ICZM in Northwest Europe.
David Green University of Aberdeen / English (Corepoint) Department of Geography and Environment Elphinstone Road, St. Mary's AB24 3UF Aberdeen UNITED KINGDOM Telephone: 4401224272324 Fax: 4401224272331 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cmczm