Launch of the NCCA by the Cabinet Seceratary

4th August 2017

The NCCA was launched by Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham in St. Andrews today. The launch included a presentation by the Dr. Alistair Rennie, Prof. Jim Hansom, and Dr. James Fitton, and a question and answer session for the attendees. The presentation can be downloaded here.


NCCA launch in the media

The launch was reported on TV on the STV News, which can be seen here.

A total of 16 newspaper articles were written about the NCCA (Daily Telegraph, Times, Daily Mail, i, Daily Express, Herald, National, BBC News) and numerous radio programs. The article in the Herald can be read here. SNH have also covered the NCCA within a blog post.

European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA)

8th June 2017

The NCCA project team presented two talks and a poster at the ECCA conference in Glasgow this week. The conference provided an excellent opportunity for the NCCA to be disseminated to a wide international audience. The two presentions and poster can be viewed 1) Rennie et al., 2) Hansom et al., 3) Fitton et al. (Poster)

The NCCA was also mentioned within the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, opening address. You can read a transcipt of this speech here.


Progress Update

22nd March 2017

The NCCA project team are currently finalising the analysis and the reports. There will be an update soon when the project outputs are available.


Poster Presentation

15th March 2017

Dr. Alistair Rennie presented the latest results from the NCCA at the the "How can we learn to live with floods? Challenges for Science and Management", hosted by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The poster can be seen here.


ECCA Conference - June 2017

10th March 2017

The NCCA team will be presenting two talks and a poster at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Glasgow in June 2017. The prgramme for the conference can be found here.


Workshops for Local Authorties

1st September 2016

Two workshops were held at Victoria Quay (Scottish Government – 29th August 2016) and Great Glen House (SNH – 31st August 2016) to inform and update local authorities and project partners on the progress made within the NCCA as the project nears completion. The workshops consisted of two parts – the first included a presentation of the policy context, science, methods and preliminary results. The presentation can be accessed here, with a video of the talks available soon.

The second part of the workshop consisted of a practical demonstration of the web maps, showing users how to access and use the different datasets and features found on the maps.

If you were a participant at either of the workshops and wish to contribute any further feedback please get in touch.


Academic Publication

30th August 2016

A journal article has been published by three member of the working group which is highly relevant to the NCCA. The Coastal Erosion Susceptibility Model(CESM) developed by Dr. James Fitton, Dr. Jim Hansom, and Dr. Alistair Rennie is used with the future look methodology within the NCCA, and an article describe the construction of this model is now available via open access below.

James M. Fitton, Jim D. Hansom, Alistair F. Rennie, A national coastal erosion susceptibility model for scotland, Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 132, November 2016, Pages 80-89


Coastal Practitioners Conference 2016

25th April 2016

Pascal Lardet of SEPA will be presenting at the Coastal Practitioners Conference held in Wales, on the 27th April 2016. Details of the NCCA will be included as part of Pascal's presentation at the conference which will bring together coastal risk management practitioners from across the UK including representatives from NRW, Welsh Government, Local Authorities, the EA, infrastructure owners and incident responders.


Tay Estuary Forum Annual Conference 2016 Presentation

22nd April 2016

Dr. James Fitton presented an update of the National Coastal Change Assessment Project to the Tay Estuary Forum (TEF) at their annual conference on the 22nd April 2016. You can download the presentation here.

Flood and Coast Presentation

23rd February 2016

Dr. James Fitton presented the latest work from the CCA at the Flood and Coast Conference on the 22nd February 2016. The presentation given at the conference is available here.


SNIFFER Presentations

2nd/3rd February 2016

The presentations given at the SNIFFER Flood Risk Management Conference by Dr. Alistair Rennie, and Dr. Jim Hansom are now available online here.


Upcoming Conference Presentations

January 2016

The NCCA team will be giving two presentations at the upcoming Sniffer Flood Risk Management Conference 2016 on the 2nd & 3rd January in Edinburgh. Dr. Alistair Rennie will be presenting on the first day of the conference "The National Coastal Change Assessment as an evidence base for coastal spatial planning", with Dr. Jim Hansom presenting the following day on "Using 3D models to inform coastal change and its impact".

Following this there will also be a presentation at the Flood and Coast Conference on the 23rd February 2016 in Telford. Dr. James Fitton will be presenting "Scotland's dynamic coast - the national coastal change assessment" which will introduce the NCCA, and discuss some of the preliminary results.