The Partnering for Risk Management and Engagement on the Coast (PRiME-C) cluster brings together the results and experience of 9 Interreg projects working in Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). The aim of the cluster is to achieve more effective and efficient risk management decision-making and policies across the 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 will address 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 has been involved in PRiME-C through the Arch-Manche project and is providing 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 partners have produced a publication about the first phase of the cluster. For more information about PRiME-C visit 

PRiME-C partners met at  the ‘Grand Site des Deux Caps’ in France for the first cluster workshop in 2014

PRiME-C has 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.

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