With close links to regulatory bodies, academic networks and local practitioners, research within the Environment and Marine theme complements the wider research strengths of the University and is both interdisciplinary and applied in its focus. Leading edge work from contributors to the theme has informed policy and practice within regulatory bodies including Heritage England and the Devon & Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. Additionally, advice provided to Government departments and work with third sector organisations including wildlife bodies, such as Wild Futures and heritage bodies such as the Nautical Archaeology Society and the Maker Trust ensures an applied and practical dimension to our work.
Practical application of research into the natural and built environments both on and offshore is group’s primary focus so as to contribute to effective and visible contribution to wider environmental sustainability and resilience. We have a strong regional presence and are also outward looking, working with international partners across the Channel region.
Theme coordinator: Jason Lowther