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Corepoint: Coastal Research Policy Integration

Type of Entry: Project
Website: http://corepoint.ucc.ie/
Duration: 01/11/2004 - 01/04/2008

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.
Keywords: Governance
Contact: David Green
University of Aberdeen / English (Corepoint)
Department of Geography and Environment
Elphinstone Road, St. Mary's
AB24 3UF Aberdeen
Telephone: 4401224272324
Fax: 4401224272331
E-Mail: d.r.green@abdn.ac.uk
Website: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cmczm
Partner: CMRC University College Cork (http://corepoint.ucc.ie/)
Centre for Coastal and Marine Research (CCMR) at the University of Ulster (http://www.science.ulster.ac.uk/ccmr/)
Marine Law and Ocean Policy Centre (http://mri.nuigalway.ie/marinelaw/)
Coastal & Marine Resources Centre (CMRC) (http://cmrc.ucc.ie/index.htm)
Cork County Council (http://www.corkcoco.ie/co/web/Cork%20County%20Council/Dep...)
Envision (http://www.envision.uk.com/index.asp)
Sefton City Council (http://www.sefton.gov.uk/)
Severn Estuary Partnership (http://www.severnestuary.net/sep/partnership/corepoint.html)
CoastNet (http://www.coastnet.org.uk/)
EUCC, the Coastal Union (http://www.eucc.nl/)
The Maritime Institute, University of Ghent (http://www.maritieminstituut.be/main.cgi?s_id=1&id=〈...)
French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (http://www.ifremer.fr/anglais/)
Budget: 4.200.000
Financed by: Interreg IIIB (http://www.nweurope.org/)