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CoastWEB: Valuing the contribution which COASTal habitats make to human health and WEllBeing, with a focus on the alleviation of natural hazards

CoastWEB: Valuing the contribution which COASTal habitats make to human health and WEllBeing, with a focus on the alleviation of natural hazards

2016 – present

Despite increasing recognition of connections between natural environment and human health and wellbeing, these links are still poorly understood. There is a real need to develop methodological approaches to fully elucidate natural environments for health and wellbeing.

To address this need, the CoastWEB project aims to holistically value the contribution which coastal habitats make to human health and wellbeing, with a focus on the alleviation of coastal natural hazards and extreme events. The research is ambitious in its interdisciplinary scope, including art, social and environmental psychology, environmental economics, governance, policy, a suite of natural sciences, and non-academic stakeholders. It also covers a range of scales from local Welsh case study sites to UK national.

Collaborative partners

This project is led by Dr N Beaumont, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), and is a collaboration between PML, Swansea University, Middlesex University, University of Exeter, Cardiff University, Bangor University, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, and the University of Cambridge (Dr I Möller).

For further details on the project and collaborative partners, see the main project website.

CoastWEB


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