Marine and coastal sociocultural values review – Research wanted


Ecologos Research, in collaboration with Plymouth Marine Laboratory, is currently undertaking a structured review of social and cultural values of UK marine and coastal ecosystems as part of Defra’s Marine Natural Capital and Ecosystem Assessment (mNCEA) programme. We would like to invite you to submit links to relevant studies. We also welcome contributions of grey literature (e.g., policy reports), and datasets.

By submitting links to your studies you can help ensure that work that you have done or that you find relevant will be included in the assessment, providing an important pathway to impact and potential influence on policy.

Any studies that match all the below criteria are in-scope for this review:

  • Study site is in the UK, including the Isle of Mann and Channel Islands but  excluding British Overseas Territories; OR the study is at a larger scale (e.g. North Sea, Europe) but includes values of UK coastal/marine systems.
  • Is focused on marine and/or coastal environments
  • Is focused on social and cultural values (i.e., purely biophysical or economic studies are out of scope)

Submitting a single study will only take a minute, and you can submit as many studies as you like. Please use this link to submit studies:

Please submit studies by Monday 18 March.

Contact: Prof Jasper Kenter (Ecologos Research) –

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