Key outputs from IMCORE for the Severn:
- Education resources on climate change adaptation
- An education pack for Key Stage 4 including lots of activities and worksheets
- A fun, interactive game for the classroom which introduces students to some of the issues and uncertainities associated with climate change predictions and adaptation
Severn Estuary future socio-economic scenarios
Socio-economic scenarios for the Severn Estuary were developed to help local policy makers and stakeholders aware of possible ‘futures.’ These portrayals of possible future socio-economic conditions can help inform a range of planning and adaptation processes, ensuring that adaptation on the Estuary is able to cope with a variety of different situations: IMCORE Severn Estuary Adaptation Scenarios
Non-technical references for decision makers
The report cards were aimed at Local Authority officers, including technical officers and planners around the Severn Estuary. These cards were intended to be used as a reference tool for decision making, where climate change is a concern. It is intended that these cards will be updated, as appropriate, to take account of changes in scientific opinion.
- Climate Change Report Card 1: Climate Change Summary (Sept 2010)
- Climate Change Report Card 2: Climate Change Overview (Sept. 2010)
Future sea and land temperatures, precipitation, sea level and storms
- Climate Change Report Card 3: Sea level, waves, storms and surges (Sept. 2010)
More detail on sea level projections, wave heights, flooding and storm surges
- Climate Change Report Card 4: Report Card: Rainfall (Sept. 2010)
More detail on current rainfall events and future predictions for precipitation including Regional Climate Model trends.
- Climate Change Report Card 5: Coastal risk in the Bristol Channel: a meteorological survey (Sept. 2011)
More detail on storms and storm surges
SECCRAG – Severn Estuary Climate Change Research Advisory Group (SECCRAG)
SECCRAG was established as part of the INTERREG IIIB COREPOINT project to provide a science input with a wider regional base, drawing in scientists and policy makers with an interest in the Severn region. The function continued to develop under the aegis of the INTERREG IVB IMCORE project. For both projects the emphasis remained on climate change.