The Resilient UK coastal communities and seas programme is jointly funded by central funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and AHRC, ESRC, Defra and NERC. By working collectively, we are harnessing the full power of the UK’s research and innovation system to tackle large-scale and complex challenges.
This opportunity is supported through UKRI’s strategic theme ’creating opportunities, improving outcomes’, through which UKRI is seeking to improve outcomes for people and places across the UK by identifying solutions that promote economic and social prosperity.
The network plus will operate together with projects funded through the Resilient UK coastal communities and seas research call as a coherent programme to transform our understanding of UK coastal communities and seas, collaborating with stakeholders to enable transformative decision making.
The objectives of the resilient UK coastal communities and seas programme are to:
- apply place-based approaches to transform our understanding of climatic, environmental, health, economic, social, and cultural factors affecting UK coastal communities and seas
- develop the resilient management of UK coastal seas, coastal communities, and the natural capital these areas depend on and support, by delivering the evidence base, tools and practical solutions
- inform policy and enable transformative decision making in collaboration with local communities
- build capacity and capability for transdisciplinary research and the mobilisation of research evidence within UK coastal communities and seas
The Network Plus will be instrumental in achieving the anticipated long-term outcomes of the programme, delivering a coordinated network of academics, policy makers, communities and wider stakeholders that are able to implement scalable solutions to improve the resilience, health and wellbeing of UK coastal communities.