The winter storms which battered the South West will be the focus of a special meeting of the Devon Maritime Forum today.
The meeting at Plymouth's Marine Laboratory, will assess the impact of the severe storms and the response to them. It will also explore how to build resilience to the increasing risk of coastal flooding and erosion.
The Forum will hear first-hand accounts of how communities responded to the storms and how they are planning for future events. There will be discussion on how Devon's coastal communities, businesses, land owners and individuals can get the necessary protection and support to help coastal communities cope with and recover from extreme events.