European decision makers and coordination bodies:
There are benefits to be gained from adopting innovative approaches to the management of climate change impacts in the coastal zone that which should be encouraged in future European policy and practice.

National level decision makers:
The good practice of the local Expert Couplet approach demonstrated through the projects activities, can be applied in other parts of the country to deliver capacity for adapting to the challenges of climate change at the coast; and specific actions need to be put in place to protect the socio-economic vulnerability of coastal resources.
Sub national and local stakeholders:
We need to take action to address the future implications of climate change on our local coastal resources by implementing strategies for adaptive management.