Expert Couplet for the North East of England

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The Expert Couplet Node in the North East of the UK is made up of the Durham Heritage Coast partnership (Durham County Council) and CTL Consult Ltd . To learn more about this couplet have a look at our outputs to date.


Latest Documents

Workshop report on Adapting to Climate Change Impacts on Northumberland Coast

TRUST Guide JULY 2011

Briefing Paper – Impacts of Climate
Change on the Natural Environment

Briefing Paper – Impacts of Climate
Change on Commercial Fishing

Impacts of Climate Change on
Commercial Fishing -Leaflet

Impacts of Climate Change on
Commercial Fishing in the North East of England – report

TRUST-Guide on Stakeholder
Engagement  (pdf)

How can we help – information on
Adapting to Climate Change on the Coast (pdf)

Download PDF for Conference Content

IMCORE partner & couplet resource

Partner & Couplet resource document



Foresea Handout

ForeSea hand out

FORESEA banner


ForeSea in the North East – factsheet

Factsheet p1

Factseet p2

IMCORE – ForeSea presentation

IMCORE - ForeSea presentation

Previous Documents

Couplet brochure North East Issues workshop report April 2009


NE Issues Workshop-report

Report & poster from the North East’s Adaptation to Climate Change workshop – Durham 24th April 2009 Poster with Issues & Concerns, Information needs and Constraints in the North East region

Couplet Workshop report & poster


Power point presentation on North East couplet- presented at Ghent Progress Meeting May 2009

Relevant websites




North East England Expert Couplet

CTL Consult Ltd

Durham Heritage Coast at Durham Council

Coastal consultancy company – CTL Consult provides advice and innovative solutions for environmental management with a focus on the coastal zones of the world. Providing tailored research and consultancy services for:

  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM);
  • Marine Spatial Planning (MSP);
  • Training and Professional Development;
  • Communicating Science.

As well as working as an independent organisation, we also engage in collaborative work with other consultancy companies, research establishments and universities, and participate in applied research programmes.

Dr. J. Hills – Co-Director


  • Environmental management and training
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Fisheries and aquaculture resource management
  • Environmental education

Dr. M. Le Tissier – Co-Director


  • Environmental management and training
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Coral reef biology & ecology
  • Environmental education
  • Environmental project management

H. Whyte – project & office manager


  • Science Communication
  • Conference & workshop organisation
  • Project Management
  • Office Management

V. Rutherford – research assistant

Durham Heritage Coast partnership – a partnership of authorities, agencies and community bodies with an interest in the coast in Sunderland, Durham and Hartlepool.The Vision of the Heritage Coast Partnership is to guide the long term management of the coastal zone.
‘Integrated management of Durham Heritage Coast by and for local communities, which protects the natural and cultural integrity of the area whilst developing and meeting the area’s social and economic needs’

The Heritage Coast is tasked with retaining and strengthening this focus and building on the level of involvement of local communities in future decision-making.

Mr. N. Benson – Heritage Coast Officer


  • Community and stakeholder participation
  • Project management
  • Environmental regeneration

Miss M. LeeIMCORE project officer


  • Environmental consultant
  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Marine and coastal participation

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