Resource library

Welcome to the Living with a Changing Coast project resource library. Here you can find resources produced by Living with a Changing Coast together with useful information from other similar projects and material about coastal climate change.

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LiCCo_Boîte_à_outils_Finale_rd_02 08 2015

Boîte à outils pour la mobilisation autour du changement
climatique et côtier : guide de la marche à suivre
Projet Littoraux et Changements Côtiers (LiCCo)

11 Sep 15

LiCCo Travaux Practiques

Objectif
L’objectif est de : i) montrer aux étudiants comment des processus côtiers naturels, les conditions météorologiques, façonnent notre littoral ; ii) enseigner les caractéristiques (fonctions) géologiques côtières

11 Sep 15

Lessons from the 2010 floods on the Atlantic coast (Xynthia) and in the Var

Two natural disasters that occurred in 2010 are etched into our memories because of their
dramatic consequences.
Storm Xynthia reached the French coast during the night of 27-28 February 2010,
causing sudden and extensive marine flooding. The human toll was very heavy: 29 deaths concentrated
in La Faute-sur-Mer in the Vendée and 12 deaths in Charente-Maritime.

11 Sep 15

LiCCo Project leaflet

This leaflet describes the project, the issues of coastal and climate change, what you can do to in the face of increasing flooding and climate change and lists some of the LiCCo project resources available to help you.

27 Jul 15

LiCCo Field Study Activities sheets

Activity sheets produced as part of the LiCCo project for school and other groups to learn about coastal process, sea defences, sea level rise, beach recharge and wetland function while on any coastline or in the classroom. Available in both English and French.

24 Jul 15

Brownsea Island Future Scenario Workshop

The Brownsea Island Future Scenario workshop looked at the effects of coastal and climate change on the Island and provided the opportunity for stakeholders of the Island, to discuss and develop ways to respond to these changes. The results of the workshop are available in the report and outcomes will help the National Trust and its partners to plan and prepare for future challenges such as erosion, sea level rise and more stormy weather.

24 Jul 15

Studland reminiscence exhibition

Travel through time with Studland’s Story of Coastal Change.

The coast at Studland is always changing – tides come in and out, covering the sand castles of the day and often revealing hidden treasures of the past. Storms carry off sand dunes that families once picnicked and sunbathed on and after swirling around in the Bay the sand comes back over time left in new places. It is not just the physical landscape that changes – coastal pastimes, industry, tourism and fashion all play a role in Studland’s Story of Coastal Change. Can you spot any of the changes?

24 Jul 15

Poole Bay, Poole Harbour and Wareham Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy

This Strategy Appraisal Report (StAR) presents the business case and implementation plan for the Poole Bay, Poole Harbour and Wareham Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (PWFCERM) Strategy (referred to as the Strategy). This Strategy has been developed in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council (BBC), Borough of Poole (BoP) and Purbeck District Council (PDC), who are operating authorities under the Coast Protection Act 1949.

22 May 15

The Good The Bad and the Ugly – Habitat Regulations Assessment at Dawlish Warren

Contributing to LiCCo Work Package 3.2 ‘Influencing policy at a local, national and International level’ the following paper describes the ‘Good, The Bad and the Ugly impacts of the Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) at Dawlish Warren’ as applied as part of the proposed works for the Dawlish Warren Beach Management Scheme. The views expressed are personal and based on practitioner experience and reflect upon the principles of the HRA process rather than specific technical detail. They are written with the intent to further debate and learning through shared experience and do not reflect the views or responsibilities of any organisation.

18 May 15

LiCCo Coastal Change Engagement Toolkit

The toolkit is a practical guide to using the LiCCo project approach to engage with coastal communities on coastal and climate change. It is meant as a resource for local champions as well as practitioners. We hope you find it useful and would be glad of any feedback.

French version coming soon!

27 Mar 15

LiCCo Studland Workshop 2 Report

The second of two reports which describe the results of coastal change future scenario workshops held in Studland, Dorset. This report further develops the ideas identified by participants of the first workshop and contains options for follow on actions for the stakeholders leading from these workshops.

27 Mar 15

French Future Scenario Summary

This document outlines the 8 lessons and recommendations, from the French LiCCo project partners, to continue the debate on adapting to climate change affecting coastal areas.

20 Mar 15

Poole Harbour Timeline

Poole Harbour and the surrounding coast has changed dramatically over time. It has seen rivers of ice, huge storms and the wrenching of rock. Meanwhile tides and waves work tirelessly with changing sea level to scour and shape the coast and continue to do so today. This display panel highlights the changes that have occured from 125,000 BC to 2012.

20 Mar 15

Travaux des partenaires français

Les travaux des partenaires français du projet LiCCo sont actuellement disponibles sur le site web du “Réseau d’Observation du Littoral Normand et Picard” (ROLNP) – http://www.rolnp.fr/rolnp/. Vous y trouveriez tous les livrables des partenaires français, y compris les études sur la biodiversité côtière, la remise en perspective historique, les comptes-rendus et synthèses des ateliers, les rapports sur la gestion côtière et les scenarios d’adaptation.

13 Mar 15

State of the Exe 2014

The 2014 State of the Exe Estuary was prepared by the Exe Estuary Management Partnership (EEMP) to provide easy access to the information available on the current status of the Exe Estuary.

Using this information it is possible to see how the Estuary has changed in the past, and to describe its present condition. The report highlights the changing pressures, natural processes, varied uses and quality of the Estuary, and how they interact with each other. Equipped with this information, stakeholders of the Estuary will have a good understanding of the potential long-term consequences of their current actions and can make more informed decisions, which will benefit the Estuary and its users.

10 Mar 15

Exe Heritage Leaflet

A guide to heritage on the Exe Estuary, from the 1200’s to the 20th Century. Maps, photographs and historical paintings illustrate the rich history of the Exe Estuary and how storms have affected the area through the ages.

This leaflet is available from the Exe Estuary Management Partnership: exeestua@devon.gov.uk

9 Mar 15

LiCCo A-level Learning Pack

Following on from the successful primary and secondary learning packs, our A Level Geography learning and teaching programme, published in February 2015, provides both continuity and progression with these existing resources. It has been designed with a number of key objectives in mind. As a relevant and comprehensive case study of the impact of physical and human coastal processes, the implications of climate change and environmental management responses it will contribute to delivering a wide range of ‘Coasts’ content requirements across all examination specifications. Secondly, it has been written in the form of a research task involving fieldwork to investigate a hypothesis which can be used both to model the research process required for individual enquiries or be used as a whole group exercise if desired. The investigation is entirely self-supporting and so offers teachers considerable flexibility in terms of its use. For example, students could work through the investigation independently or alternatively teachers may wish to deliver some of the programme in a more formal and structured way.

Above all the LiCCo team hopes that this new resource will assist you in your teaching to enable young people to understand the key issues surrounding coastal change and to appreciate the process by which coastal managers respond to the challenges which arise in the short, medium and long term. The coastal managers of tomorrow are studying A Level Geography today.

We would be delighted to hear feedback from you after using these resources, so please get in touch using the contact details below.

Important Information for schools wishing to visit Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve:
Please be aware that Dawlish Warren NNR is a highly protected and sensitive site for wildlife. Teignbridge District Council welcome schools that wish to visit, but would ask that you let them know when you intend to visit (01626 863980) to ensure that there are no conflicts with other groups or their management work on site. The site rangers offer an education service to primary, secondary and university groups studying the site. Thank you.

CONTACT INFO: For a copy of the A level DVD please contact the Exe Estuary Officer at exeestua@devon.gov.uk

9 Mar 15

Coastal Change Community Engagement Toolkit

Coming soon… a toolkit to guide you through raising understanding and awareness on coastal change in affected communities and involve them in discussions and actions to adapt to these changes.

19 Jan 15

Tourism Business Guide to Understanding Coastal Change

The ‘Tourism Business Guide to Understanding Coastal Change: Raising awareness and providing ideas for Poole Harbour and the surrounding area’ has been produced for businesses in the tourism industry in Poole and the surrounding area to help raise awareness of coastal change and how it might affect them. Different tourist sites are illustrated that highlight aspects of coastal change as well as providing some useful facts. It is helpful to have a greater understanding of the local environment and the role natural processes can play in benefiting or providing challenges within the tourism industry.

This booklet was commissioned by the Living with a Changing Coast project and compiled by the Dorset Coast Forum with contributions from coastal experts.

19 Jan 15

LiCCo Primary programme evaluation report

Below you can find the report describing the evaluation and outcomes of the LiCCo primary school programme. This follows piloting of the materials in the classroom at Stoborough Primary School near Wareham in Dorset.

22 Oct 14

LiCCo International Conference – Presentations (translated versions)

The LiCCo International Conference took place on 18th September, in Poole, UK. All the presentations from the day are available here in their TRANSLATED version:

1. Keynote speech – Peter Nixon (National Trust), Michel Peltier (Conservatoire du Littoral)
2. Introduction to LiCCo – Nick Lyness (Environment Agency)
3. Communicating Coastal and Climate Change Messages to Communities – Elli MacDonald (National Trust), Julie Pagny (Conservatoire du Littoral)
4. LiCCo Education Package – David Weatherly (Education Consultant)
5. The Views and Experiences of our Stakeholders – Eric Delaforcade (Communauté de Communes de Montmartin-sur-Mer), Anne Jansens (Commune de Fermanville), Pierre Aubril (Communauté de Communes baie de Cotentin), Guillaume Goodwin (DREAL Basse-Normandie), Arnaud Gruet (Direction Départementale des Territoires et de la Mer de la Seine-Maritime (DDTM 76), Ian Brown (Swanage Town Council)
6. French Study Partner Review – Guillaume Deniaud (Conservatoire du Littoral), Amadou Diaw (CeRREV-University of Caen), Suzanne Noel (University of Caen), Emmanual Caillot (Réserves Naturelles de France), Julie Pagny (Conservatoire du Littoral)
7. Engaging with Young People – Jane Lavick (Environment Agency)
8. Legacy and Next Steps – Tony Flux (National Trust), Régis Leymarie (Conservatoire du Littoral)

3 Oct 14

LiCCo International Conference – Presentations (original language versions)

All the presentations from the day are available here in their ORIGINAL LANGUAGE version:

1. Keynote speech – Peter Nixon (National Trust), Michel Peltier (Conservatoire du Littoral)
2. Introduction to LiCCo – Nick Lyness (Environment Agency)
3. Communicating Coastal and Climate Change Messages to Communities – Elli MacDonald (National Trust), Julie Pagny (Conservatoire du Littoral)
4. LiCCo Education Package – David Weatherly (Education Consultant)
5. The Views and Experiences of our Stakeholders – Eric Delaforcade (Communauté de Communes de Montmartin-sur-Mer), Anne Jansens (Commune de Fermanville), Pierre Aubril (Communauté de Communes baie de Cotentin), Guillaume Goodwin (DREAL Basse-Normandie), Arnaud Gruet (Direction Départementale des Territoires et de la Mer de la Seine-Maritime (DDTM 76), Ian Brown (Swanage Town Council)
6. French Study Partner Review – Guillaume Deniaud (Conservatoire du Littoral), Amadou Diaw (CeRREV-University of Caen), Suzanne Noel (University of Caen), Emmanual Caillot (Réserves Naturelles de France), Julie Pagny (Conservatoire du Littoral)
7. Engaging with Young People – Jane Lavick (Environment Agency)
8. Legacy and Next Steps – Tony Flux (National Trust), Régis Leymarie (Conservatoire du Littoral)

29 Sep 14

Exe Estuary Floating Forum

The following report and summary provides further detail from Dr Stewart Barr of Exeter University, following his talk on promoting community resilince at the recent Exe Estuary Floating Forum

29 Sep 14

LiCCo “Vision”

This document outlines the objectives, mission and vision of success for the LiCCo project.

29 Jul 14

LiCCo Study Site Report

Explore this full-colour on-line document to discover our aims, mission and work across the seven project study sites in South-West England and Normandy, France.

11 Jul 14

Exe Estuary : timeline of a changing coast

These timeline display panels show the history of our changing coast around the Exe Estuary – how man has altered the coast over time through development and land drainage and how Mother Nature has battered our shoreline with great storms and high tides of the past.

1 Jul 14

LiCCo Secondary School Learning Pack

Launched at teacher training days in June 2014 and developed by the former Devon County schools Geography advisor these inspiring learning enquiries develop further understanding of the concepts introduced in the primary pack, and are aimed for use by Key Stage 3-4 pupils. All the resources (maps, forms, photos, film clips, data etc) required to deliver the programme in the clasroom are included on a supporting DVD. The pack contains the following enquiries :-
1. How can flood risk and habitat change be managed most effectively in the Exe Estuary ?
2.What coastal processes are occurring at Dawlish Warren and how can they be most effectively managed in the future ?
3.Why does the Parish Council at Starcross want people in the village to develop more of a Dutch mentality?
4. Brownsea Island – when is doing nothing actually doing something ?
5. How do people benefit from Studland Bay ?
6. How is Studland Bay likely to change in the future ?

Important Information for schools wishing to visit Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve.

Please be aware that Dawlish Warren NNR is a highly protected and sensitive site for wildlife. Teignbridge District Council welcome schools that wish to visit, but would ask that you let them know when you intend to visit (01626 863980) to ensure that there are no conflicts with other groups or their management work on site.
Groups undertaking vegetation transects need to avoid areas of scrub (where birds may be nesting) and must not take any soil samples.
The site rangers offer an education service to primary, secondary and university groups studying the site.Thank you.

CONTACT INFO: For a copy of the A level DVD please contact the Exe Estuary Officer at exeestua@devon.gov.uk

1 Jul 14

Two Countries One Sea – English Version

This report provides a cross-channel perspective on climate change, and in particular how it affects the coastal areas of both the South West of England and Normandy in France. It sets the context for coastal management in both countries and possibilities for partnership working across the Channel.

16 Jun 14

LiCCo Primary School Learning Pack

These educational materials are designed for key stage 2 (ages 7 to 11) and focus on the Exe Estuary and Poole Harbour. The pack is broken into a number of self contained learning enquiries to provide a local focus for the national curriculum. Issues covered include coastal environment, natural coastal processes which shape the coastline, climate change and weather, coastal management, flood risk, wildlife, habitats, use of the coast, stakeholders and how to adapt to coastal change. Resources have been compiled by a specialist schools education advisor and they make use of everything from map extracts to historic paintings and data sets to funny film clips.

The materials consist of a printed 120 page book and an accompanying DVD which contains everthing you need to deliver the enquiries in the classroom. These have been rolled out via free teacher training days in Devon and Dorset in May and June 2014. Many of the materials are locally tailored and so will be especially valuable to schools in these areas. However, there are some key messages and a good deal of content which can be widely applied and used by all primary teachers.

There’s a huge amount of information so we’ve broken it down into sections here for you to download :-

Important Information for schools wishing to visit Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve.

Please be aware that Dawlish Warren NNR is a highly protected and sensitive site for wildlife. Teignbridge District Council welcome schools that wish to visit, but would ask that you let them know when you intend to visit (01626 863980) to ensure that there are no conflicts with other groups or their management work on site.
Groups undertaking vegetation transects need to avoid areas of scrub (where birds may be nesting) and must not take any soil samples.
The site rangers offer an education service to primary, secondary and university groups studying the site.Thank you.

CONTACT INFO: For a copy of the A level DVD please contact the Exe Estuary Officer at exeestua@devon.gov.uk

16 Jun 14

New report from National Trust – Adapting to change

A clear national strategy is urgently needed to help coastal areas adapt to the twin pressures of rising sea levels and extreme weather, according to a new report published by the National Trust.

As one of the UK’s biggest coastal owners, the Trust has seen many of its sites battered by the winter storms or hit hard by the high tides – with one, Birling Gap in East Sussex, experiencing seven years of erosion this winter.

These impacts have meant that the charity has had to fast-forward many decisions about land and buildings in its care, looking at how to adapt coastal places in the months ahead, rather than years or decades.

The report, ‘Shifting Shores – adapting to change’, highlights case studies of special places affected by the storms, including stretches of the wildlife-rich Norfolk coast at Brancaster and Blakeney Freshes, which saw significant changes as a result of a tidal surge in December, and the sand dunes at Murlough in Northern Ireland which suffered their worst erosion in living memory.

Simon Pryor, Natural Environment Director at the National Trust, said: “There is a natural inclination to want to defend the coastline with concrete, but our coastline is dynamic and the forces of nature that have formed it are part of its beauty.

“Hard defences will always have their place, but the winter storms that hit many coastal places hard have provided a valuable reminder that they have a limited life.

“Communities living on the coast, landowners, Government agencies and local and central Government all need to work together now to find solutions based around an adaptation approach to help future-proof the coastline.”

13 May 14

Historical paintings of the Exe Estuary

The following documents have been kindly compliled by the Exmouth Historical and Archaelogical Society as part of the LiCCo project. They show how the coastline around the Exe Estuary would have looked in the 19th and early part of the 20th Centuries, as seen through the eyes of both resident and visiting artists. These paintings tell us a great deal about the evolution of the local coastline, particularly when viewed alongside old ordnance survey maps of the time. The paintings themselves are supported by text which gives more detail about the lives of the artists responsible.

27 Mar 14

How do we become more resilient to natural hazards ?

This short article, provided by Dr Stewart Barr and Dr Ewan Woodley from the University of Exeter poses interesting questions about adapation to climate change and community resilience in the South West of England , in light of the storms of early 2014.

6 Mar 14

Climate Change & Geohazards in South West England

Written by Dr Erika Palin, Senior Climate Change Consultant at the Met Office Hadley Centre in Exeter this paper summarises the causes of climate change, both natural and man-made. This article is (c) Crown copyright 2012.

It outlines projections of changes in temperature, precipitation and sea level at global, UK and South-West England scales and summarises the models used to simulate our climate and make these projections.

The paper also explores some potential links between climate phenomena and geological/geomorphological hazards in South-West England.

9 Dec 13

Studland – Leaflet

This leaflet explores the history of the evolving Studland coastline and how we can manage change for a better future.

5 Dec 13

Poole Harbour – leaflet

This leaflet explores the creation of Poole Harbour and its natural and man-made diversity; how coastal change is managed and how coastal communities could adapt to this change in the future.

5 Dec 13

Brownsea Island – leaflet

This leaflet explores Brownsea Island’s coast, past and present, what the future holds and how we can manage change for a better future.

5 Dec 13

Environment Agency publications

The Exe Estuary Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy sets out the priorities for managing the coast around the Exe Estuary for the next 30 years. The following documents are now available online, at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/exe-estuary-flood-and-coastal-erosion-risk-management-strategy :-

the Draft Exe Estuary Strategy
the Exe Estuary Strategy Baseline report
the Exe Estuary Strategy Options Assessment
the Exe Estuary Strategy Strategic Environmental Assessment
the Exe Estuary Strategy Consultation report

2 Dec 13

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Report

The 5th IPCC Assessmnet report states that global mean sea level will continue to rise during the 21st century. Under all scenarios the rate of sea level rise will very likely exceed that observed during 1971–2010 due to increased ocean warming and increased loss of mass from glaciers and ice sheets.

The report states that the rate of rise could be 8-16mm per year by 2081-2100. Sea levels could be between 260 and 980mm higher than 2005 levels by 2100, depending on how much greenhouse gas we emit between now and then (the scenario used) and depending on the percentile figure taken.

The full report and summary for policy makers can be found at :-
http://www.ipcc.ch/index.htm

5 Nov 13

The Evolving Exe

This factsheet gives an introduction to coastal change and how it affects the Exe Estuary in Devon

17 Oct 13

LiCCo in the Exe Estuary

This factsheet, leaflet and display explains the aims of the LiCCo project in the Exe Estuary, Devon

17 Oct 13

Exe Estuary Strategy Factsheets

The following factsheets were produced by the Environment Agency with support form the LiCCo project to give more information on the stages involved in developing the Exe Estuary Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Mangement Strategy.

17 Oct 13

Devon Flood and Coastal Change Research Study 2013

This new report, commissioned by the Environment Agency provides evidence of historic coastal flooding, including high tides and storms around the coast of Devon, including for the Exe Estuary from 1833 – 1946. It includes sources such as archived newspapers, photos and estate records.

17 Oct 13

Sign up to the Exe Press

The Exe-Press is a free quarterly magazine produced by the Exe Estuary Management Partnership. It contains updates on the LiCCo project in the Exe Estuary plus details of events, activities and the ongoing work of organisations involved in different aspects of estuary life. The June 2013 issue is OUT NOW. Contact Midge Kelly, the Exe Estuary Officer on 01392 382236 or midge.kelly@devon.gov.uk to receive your copy or to be added to the mailing list.

12 Jun 13

Wildlife in the Exe Estuary

Find out more about the different habitats in the estuary and about the species that live here in these two leaflets

Devon Marine Education leaflet http://www.exe-estuary.org/dcc-marineed-dl-r7.pdf
Exe Wildlife http://www.exe-estuary.org/exe_wildlife_leaflet.pdf

12 Jun 13

Explore the Exe

Get to know the Exe Estuary better with these walking and cycling leaflets from the Exe Estuary Management Partnership

Explore Exmouth walks http://www.exe-estuary.org/explore_exmouth.pdf

Exe Explorer Outer http://www.exe-estuary.org/exe_explorer_2010_outer.pdf

Exe Explorer inner http://www.exe-estuary.org/exe_explorer_2010_map.pdf

12 Jun 13

Coastal and climate change educational resources

We are currently developing educational resources for KS2 & KS3 pupils, which will comprise of learning enquiries and supporting materials covering weather, climate, the coast, species, land use and change around the Exe Estuary and Poole Harbour. These will be available free of charge to schools and will be rolled out via free teacher training days in early 2014, as follows:

22nd May 2014 : Exe Estuary primary training day @ Exmouth
23rd May 2014: Poole Harbour primary training day @ Dorchester
26th June 2014: Exe Estuary secondary training day @ Exmouth
27th June 2014: Poole Harbour secondary training day @ Dorchester

Please get in touch with the LiCCo Principal Engagement Officer in your area if you would like to find out more.

This list below provides links to existing resources, packs, games and websites which may be of interest to schools covering topics around coastal change, natural coastal processes, climate change, erosion, sea level rise, adaptation and flood defence.

19 Nov 12