We have been surveying Fife residents to understand their knowledge of and attitudes towards the sea, threats to it and, in turn, the solutions… in other words, their ‘Ocean Literacy’. This baseline of information can be revisited in the future, to track any changes in how Fife communities interact with and perceive the sea and coast. This will enable us to identify what people are passionate about and what issues may require further engagement to support positive change for our marine area and the communities that benefit from it.
This project is part of the University of St Andrews Fife Sustainable Natural and Cultural Coastal Zone project, which is piloting a ‘living lab’ interaction between cross-discipline university research and local communities and governance processes.
Our survey results, reports and other information will be made available here soon!
The project has been funded through the St Andrews Restarting Interdisciplinary Research Fund (SARIRF) from the University of St Andrews.