Caroline Salthouse

Education & career

I am an independent environmental consultant; a Chartered Environmentalist and a full member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). I have a wide knowledge of integrated coastal and catchment management and partnership working, having worked on freshwater catchment management and then estuary management with the internationally acclaimed Mersey Basin Campaign. Since 2003 I have been providing the secretariat and day to day management of England’s only regional coastal partnership, the North West Coastal Forum. As well as this work I am currently a Vice Chair of the national Coastal Partnerships Network and am a Marine Management Organisation Marine Environment representative on the Board of the North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. I represent the NWCF on the North West and North Wales Coastal Group (shoreline management planning) and provide the secretariat for the coastal sub-group of this which covers Liverpool Bay. Working jointly with Liverpool University I also provide the secretariat for the Irish Sea Maritime Forum.  Much of the above work I do on a voluntary basis following a change in NWCF funding in 2017, but some of the work is now delivered on a consultancy basis.

Available for teaching/education

I am currently working, on behalf of the North West Coastal Forum, with the Marine Management Organisation to deliver an EMFF-funded project to enhance stakeholder engagement in marine planning.

Past projects have included working on stakeholder engagement for the Celtic Seas Partnership LIFE project for Liverpool University, developing a set of coastal sustainability indicators for the SUSTAIN Interreg project with Sefton Council, and (also with Sefton) the CoPraNet Interreg project (Coastal Practitioners Network) which developed an ICZM case study database and beach management guide, together with sustainable tourism milestones which went on to develop into the Europe-wide QualityCoast awards. I was also involved as an expert assessor for ICZM case studies for OURCOAST.

Selected publications (up to 5)

Ferreira, M., Pickaver, A. and Salthouse, C. 2011. Assessing sustainability and strengthening operational policies: the SUSTAIN project. Littoral 2010 – Adapting to Global Change at the Coast: Leadership, Innovation, and Investment 11004 DOI:

Hindle, R., Salthouse, C. and Shorten, J. 2011. Understanding the Coastal Communities of North West England: a Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment of Socio-Economic & Environmental Issues and Opportunities for Coastal Communities in North West England. Littoral 2010 – Adapting to Global Change at the Coast: Leadership, Innovation, and Investment 02001. DOI:

Cummins, V., O’Mahony, C., Ferreira, M., Fernández-Palacios Vallejo, Y., Pickaver, A., Salthouse, C. and Salman, A. 2007 QUALITYCOAST International Programme for Human & Environment Friendly Coastal Tourist Destinations. ICCCM’07 Proceedings

Salthouse, C. 2003. Into the Future. In: Baker-Schommer, M. and Curtis, M.S. (Editors), The Mersey Estuary: Naturally Ours, Second Edition, National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool, pp.105 – 106, ISBN 1-902700-20-1

Salthouse, S.C. 2000. Making the Most of the Mersey Estuary: A Partnership Approach to Catchment Management. International Journal of Urban Sciences: Journal on Asian-Pacific Urban Studies and Affairs, 4 (2), 129-138

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