About us – The Centre for Coastal Communities
The University of Plymouth hosts a range of researchers who are passionate about coastal communities. In order to tackle the deeply complex patterns of deprivation experienced in coastal locations, our researchers, with their diverse range of disciplines, have come together under the Centre for Coastal Communities. A core aim of the Centre is to coproduce transformative research with a range of external partners, and provide compelling, evidence-based material to contribute, challenge, inform, and steer policy discourse. For example, the Centre recently contributed a chapter on Coastal Communities to the Chief Medical Officer’s report, taking the unique health issues of coastal communities higher up the Government agenda.
Why are we running this project?
Coastal communities experience some of the most worrying rates of inequality in the country, but the causes and consequences of these inequalities remain poorly understood. The Centre is now seeking the views of those who work with coastal communities to further understand the social, economic, environmental, and health challenges faced in the coastal location. Alongside the world class coastal work already delivered by the University of Plymouth’s academics, a central aim of this project is to explore new lines of enquiry, highlight key areas of concern, and investigate how the Centre’s interdisciplinary team might best approach the issues raised.
Who is this project for?
We are seeking the views of organisations who work with coastal communities that are based in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset or the Isle of Scilly. We warmly invite you to take part in this survey and share your professional views. We understand there is likely an interplay between social, economic, environmental, and health factors and so we are inviting organisations from all sectors, and different departments within the same organisation, to share their views. Please note all answers will be anonymised.
If you would like to learn more about this project, please visit the engagement section of the Centre for Coastal Communities website. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the project, have concerns or complaints, or wish to withdraw your particpation please email us at email@example.com.
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