SUSTAIN Project Update

SUSTAIN, an EU-funded Interreg project that Sefton Council and the North West Coastal Forum are a part of, continues a-pace. The Europe-wide project, which aims to develop a universal policy tool to measure coastal sustainability, is nearly two-thirds complete with a final launch conference due to be held in Southport in September 2012.

From a Forum perspective, the latest work has largely involved being part of a small working group tasked with refining a draft indicator set into a final, uniform set with clear language and descriptors before Christmas. This will then be ground-tested by all project partners in the first 3 months of 2012 with feedback to be given in March. The feedback will be incorporated in final revisions between March and September, when an Implementation Guide and a Guide to Improving Sustainability will be written.

News releases and podcasts are available on the SUSTAIN website.