The Partnering for Risk Management and Engagement on the Coast (PRiME-C) cluster brought together the results and experience of nine Interreg projects working in Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). The aim of the cluster was to achieve more effective and efficient risk management decision-making and policies across the EU 2 Seas region. Coastal zones are under continuous and increasing pressure on account of population density and the wealth of coastal resources. Many sectors are competing within this vital space while experiencing stalled socio-economic growth. In addition, the 2 Seas region is being impacted by coastal and climate change and their associated risks (such as rising sea levels, extreme weather, flooding and changing habitats). The PRiME-C cluster addressed these issues by capitalising on the learning and experiences from the nine projects to identify effective risk management strategies within the context of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM).
The MAT was involved in PRiME-C through the Arch-Manche project and provided the long-term perspective, demonstrating the value of archaeological, palaeoenvironmental, historical and artistic resources in coastal management. These previously under used coastal indicators can be applied as tools to inform long term patterns of coastal change. In addition, it provides instruments to communicate past change effectively, model areas under threat and interpret progressive coastal trends.
The PRiME-C project publication is available to download.
PRiME-C was been funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg IVA 2 Seas Programme. This website reflects the authors’ views. The INTERREG IVA 2-Seas Programme Authorities are not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.