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The Sea and Society

Achieving sustainable coasts and oceans must recognise the importance of understanding and enhancing human relationships with the sea.

Research under this theme combines cutting edge research with active support for the development of a ‘blue society’ - facilitating public engagement in marine and coastal affairs. A key objective for LISCO is to bring coastal and marine stakeholders together and facilitate integrated approaches to coastal and marine planning and wider public engagement with the sea. Special importance is given to ocean awareness and to the impact of coastal and marine developments on local communities.

Key research themes include:


  • Public engagement with the sea
  • Citizen science to monitor coastal hazards
  • Sense of place in the coastal and marine environment
  • Marine spatial planning
  • Integrated stakeholder approaches
  • Transitional ocean and maritime governance
  • Just and sustainable blue economy


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