Coastal transformations and fisher wellbeing - synthesized perspectives from India and Europe

Lead Research Organisation: University of East Anglia
Department Name: International Development

Abstract

This research examines how government policies with regard to coastal development have transformed the physical, ecological and social character of coastal areas in India and select European countries and how this has impacted the wellbeing of fishing communities, who are historically the main coastal inhabitants. While the modernization of fisheries that occurred in the past decades was aimed at economic progress, it also resulted in damage to marine ecosystems, to inequality and social conflict. Similarly, policies towards the end of the 20th century aimed at promoting industrial development and tourism threatened fishers by laying claim to coastal lands and polluting the seas they fish in.

We investigate this story of coastal transformation through a number of thematic work packages. First, we geospatially map the institutional and socioecological changes that have occurred in two Indian case study sites on the east and west coasts and supplement this with more coarse analyses of coastal transformation in UK, France, Norway and Slovenia. Second, we focus on specific transformations, namely the technical modernization of fisheries, the industrialization of the coast and the promotion of tourism and cultural heritage. Third, we explore how fishers' wellbeing is affected and how they respond to coastal transformations, either through resistance or livelihood migration. We also examine how they tell their histories of transformation and imagine their futures. The results of these focused studies are finally synthesized and inserted into the geospatial database.

The research takes a political ecology approach that focuses on the winners and losers of coastal transformation. We define wellbeing as: "a state of being with others, which arises where human needs are met, where one can act meaningfully (through relations with others) to pursue one's goals, and where one can enjoy a satisfactory quality of life" (McGregor 2007). Wellbeing is understood to include three dimensions: (a) material wellbeing (livelihoods in present and imagined futures); (b) relational wellbeing (with a focus on equality across genders and generations within fishing communities, and vis-à-vis external actors); and (c) subjective wellbeing (perceptions thereof). As fishers depend on common pool marine resources, the degradation and ineffective governance of these resources is a factor influencing all three dimensions hereof. Our research will be quantitative and qualitative and is ultimately aimed at seeking insights into individual, household and community responses to coastal transformation and short-term actions and strategic investments, both individually and collectively.

The research is expected to produce a range of outputs, both academic and non-academic. Apart from a series of journal publications, we will produce research and policy briefs to be shared with global and national policy-makers. Core sections of an interactive coastal web mapping will be produced in the case of India for sharing with civil society and NGO actors, fisher organizations and policy-makers. A mobile exhibition "Heritage for Future Fisheries" will be curated, traveling to four fieldwork locations (2 in India, 1 in Slovenia and 1 in the UK). As noted in the pathways to impact, this exhibition will set up collaborative dialogues with a range of stakeholders. We will also produce a set of articles and blogs for popular media across the five countries.

Planned Impact

This research on coastal transformation and its impact on fisher wellbeing in India and select European countries will be of use to a wide audience of academics, policy makers and private sector actors at various levels, from the global and national to local, and most importantly fishing communities. Fishing communities, who have considered the coast their home, have witnessed significant physical and institutional changes to the coast, while fishing itself has undergone large technological changes. By understanding these processes of change and the role of the state, market and private sector in driving them, this research will provide much needed input for future policy formulation and tools to fishing communities to be part of the policy process so that coastal governance is more sustainable in nature and cognizant of fisher wellbeing.

At the global level, our research is very relevant to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and specifically to SDG 14, which concerns conservation and sustainable use of the oceans. It relates to FAO's Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (1995), as well as to the implementation of FAO's Voluntary Guidelines for Sustaining Small-Scale Fisheries (2014) and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure (2012). With its links to decent work, educational and cultural opportunities as part of fisher imaginations and heritage, our work will also be relevant to other international agencies such as the International Labour Organization and the UN Educational, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

One of our contentions is that the state in promoting the coast as a site of development has not adequately understood the ecological and social consequences of its policies. By studying processes of coastal transformation in two districts of India (one on the West coast and one on the East), we hope to map out not only the changes that have occurred to the physical, ecological and institutional landscapes but also who the winners and losers of such changes are. This will provide a rich database, which we will put together in a GIS tool that not only helps us visualize transformation but also serves as an instrument for policy-making. On the European side, we will produce coarse histories that map out coastal transformation so that comparative learning can be done across study sites.

This project, which includes case studies of different fisheries and socio-economic contexts, will allow an exploration of the different expectations, needs and wellbeing implications for fishing communities. Moreover, given the rich data that case studies across WPs will produce, apart from enhancing knowledge, one of the important expected impacts is to produce material that is useful for education. Project outputs will be fed into an exhibition catalogue, prepared parallel with an exhibition "Heritage for Future Fisheries" which will also be used as resource material. This mobile exhibition, by highlighting the fishing histories of the coast (fishing gear and specific fisheries) will interpret scientific findings into an accessible and relatable form that will easily communicate with and impact wider audiences, specifically in relation to environmental sensitization, spatial justice and wellbeing. At the end of the project, the ownership of the exhibition will be transferred to local museums or collections for future use and community engagement.

Further, the research aims to both empower grassroots organizations and activists working with fisher communities and the collectives of fisher organizations, especially in India (and where possible in Europe), to respond effectively to the processes of coastal transformations. For this purpose, meetings with be organized with fisher representatives and relevant actors from civil society, as well as government actors, in order to discuss project goals and results.

Publications

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Title Short film on fishermen in Cromer and wellbeing 
Description A short film has been produced and led to a further ongoing film project. Our research team in the UK put some fishermen in touch with the company Postcode films who were running an ethnographic film course for students at UEA-DEV. The film went online in early 2019. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact As a result, a short film was made with local fishermen in the area of our research which we will be able to use as part of our exhibition. It has also led to a further film collaboration in the same area which is currently underway 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knLol_efPgg&app=desktop
 
Description Though the research is far from complete (one year over) and hence we cannot report any 'findings', we have taken some initiatives in some of the sites to build up connections and start conversations with non-academic actors as one of our main objectives is to share our research findings about coastal transformation and fisher wellbeing with civil society actors/NGOs, fisher organizations and policy makers. One way we plan to do that is through a mobile exhibition on 'Heritage for Future Fisheries'. The UK team has built on previous collaboration with the Time and Tide Museum, and met with its learning manager to discuss the region's Maritime Heritage Programme and plan further collaboration. They have also presented to the Great Yarmouth Local History and Archaeological Society on the 17th January, 2020, about Fishercoast's research work. The Slovenian team has also initiated cooperation with the local maritime museum as part of the research design as well as for collaboration on the final project exhibition. The mobile exhibition across sites is aimed at taking our research back to local communities .
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural

 
Title Equip (UiT Arctic University of Norway (Tromso)) Indo-Norwegian fisheries collaboration 
Description This database consists of secondary and primary materials collected in the context of the FisherCoast effort (WP2) to scrutinize the manner in which Norwegian development aid contributed to the development of Indian fisheries, starting in the 1950s. It also compares the Norwegian policy towards Indian fisheries with the manner in which it developed the fisheries in Northern Norway in the same period. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact No impact yet 
 
Description Equip (IFP) - CDMCR, Bharathidasan University - Coastal Vulnerability due to Climate change Sea Level Rise and Natural Hazards 
Organisation Bharathidasan University
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution It is a project named, "Coastal Vulnerability due to Climate change Sea Level Rise and Natural Hazards" - Tamil Nadu Coast - project funded by NCCR, Ministry of Earth Sciences ,India. Guiding a student (Muthushankar)
Collaborator Contribution Spatial GIS layers and field data
Impact International Conference presentations MUTHUSANKAR G., PROISY C., GHOSH S., MATHEVET R., BALACHANDRAN N., ANBARASAN P. and LAKSHUMAN C., 2019. On the urgent vulnerability assessment of the Coromonadel Coast of India threatened by increasing and combined environmental and human pressures, Paper presented in the International Symposium on Advances in Coastal Research with Special Reference to Indo Pacific (AdCoRe IP-2019) jointly organized by National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) & Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) held at Chennai from 17th to 19th December 2019. PRABHAKARAN M., USHA T., MUTHUSANKAR G., BAVINAYA P.K., LOGESH N. and LAKSHUMAN C., 2019. Assessment of aquifer vulnerability and mapping of saline water intrusion in the Coastal aquifers of Cuddalore District, Paper presented in the International Symposium on Advances in Coastal Research with Special Reference to Indo Pacific (AdCoRe IP-2019) jointly organized by National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) & Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) held at Chennai from 17th to 19th December 2019. BAVINAYA P.K., PRABHAKARAN M., LOGESH N., LAKSHUMAN C., MUTHUSANKAR G., IYYAPPAN M., VIVEK G., KARTHIKAA R., DASH S.K. and USHA T., 2019. Coastal vulnerability assessment for Tamil Nadu coast using Coastal Hazard Wheel, Paper presented in the International Symposium on Advances in Coastal Research with Special Reference to Indo Pacific (AdCoRe IP-2019) jointly organized by National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) & Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) held at Chennai from 17th to 19th December 2019. LOGESH N., USHA T., MUTHUSANKAR G., BAVINAYA P.K., PRABHAKARAN M. and LAKSHUMAN C., 2019. Flood susceptibility analysis in Chennai Corporation using Frequency Ratio Model, Paper presented in the International Symposium on Advances in Coastal Research with Special Reference to Indo Pacific (AdCoRe IP-2019) jointly organized by National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) & Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) held at Chennai from 17th to 19th December 2019. RAMKI P., SAJIMOL S., MUTHUSANKAR G. and LAKSHUMAN C., 2019. Assessment of Coastal environmental changes with reference to aquaculture development in part of Tamil Nadu Coast using Geospatial Technology, Paper presented in the International Symposium on Advances in Coastal Research with Special Reference to Indo Pacific (AdCoRe IP-2019) jointly organized by National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) & Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) held at Chennai from 17th to 19th December 2019.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Equip (IFP) - Central University of Tamil Nadu - Cyclone vulnerability assessment of East Coast in India 
Organisation Central University of Tamil Nadu
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project Guide (Muthushankar)
Collaborator Contribution Guidance for Thesis Data, M.Sc thesis and research paper
Impact Expecting M.Sc Thesis and one peer review publication
Start Year 2020
 
Description Equip (IFP) - Indo-German Centre for Sustainability Student Capacity Building 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Organization of 2 field visits, presentation of the research projects and discussion hosting 25 students of the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability, IIT Madras. Held in March 2019 and February 2020. [Led by Senthil Babu - IFP]
Collaborator Contribution Organization of 2 field visits, presentation of the research projects and discussion hosting 25 students of the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability, IIT Madras. Held in March 2019 and February 2020.
Impact Organization of 2 field visits, presentation of the research projects and discussion
Start Year 2019
 
Description Equip (UiT Arctic University of Norway (Tromso)) - (NWO)-Partnership Fish4Food project Interaction 
Organisation Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Fish4Food project is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO/WOTRO - project number W 80.25.303) over the period 2016 to 2020. This project focuses on low-price fish chains in Ghana and South India, and Maarten Bavinck is PI. The South India research is partly carried out in the same coastal district that FisherCoast is concentrating on.
Collaborator Contribution Key Indian partners of Fish4Food (Prof. Amal Jyotishi, Amrita University; Mr K. Subramanian, University of Amsterdam) are in touch with the FisherCoast team and in particular Maarten Bavinck (Tromso, Norway) and sharing relevant research results and insights. This relationship has not been formalized but is occurring informally. There are no financial contributions involved
Impact No outputs
Start Year 2019
 
Description Exhibition in UK for 2021 
Organisation Time and Tide museum, Great Yarmouth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have engaged with the museum in Great Yarmouth and discussed how to develop a digital exhibition which will travel across country partners.
Collaborator Contribution They will physically host an exhibition in 2021
Impact \Outputs are still being developed. The collaboration is multidisciplinary across social sciences, humanities including history and heritage
Start Year 2019
 
Description GIS data with Cefas for mapping coastal transformations 
Organisation Centre For Environment, Fisheries And Aquaculture Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We will communicate our findings to Cefas as we develop the project and primary conduct data collection. This is of direct interest to their work as they are the government agency for fisheries research in England
Collaborator Contribution Cefas will contribute some GIS mapping data to show coastal transformation visually in our project
Impact Yes - the disciplines include natural sciences and social sciences
Start Year 2019
 
Description Mphil projects 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Mentored MPhil student to design and conduct research for her MPhil project at IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Announced the opportunity to their MPhil students.
Impact This will lead to two outputs. 1. MPhil dissertation of the student; and 2. A joint paper on education and mobility in a fishing community in western India.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Combined impact effects of climate and land use changes on groundwater quality in coastal aquifers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact It was a presentation by Muthusankar G. (Equip-IFP) at DST-SERB & DAE - BRNS Sponsored 3 days National Level Workshop on "Recent Advancement in Water Quality Monitoring and Sustainable Management for Human Health Care" at Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, India
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description (Trans)Ports: The Internal Life and External Reach of Indian Ocean Port Cities - Equip (IFP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Held by IFP members - Collaboration with the Research Group - Henry Luce Foundation New York University Project, Center for Global Asia, NYU Shanghai: 2 day workshop and roundtable to formalize collaboration; organization of a field visit to the sites of investigation located in Cuddalore district, January 2020. Future collaboration between the parties is to be formalized
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Addressing the challenges of the coastal area of Tamil Nadu. An interdisciplinary and transversal approach 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This keynote speech was presented in the International Conference by Nicolas Bautès Equip (IFP) on "Changing Contours of Blue Economy-Promises and Challenges" (ICBE-2019), Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, 6th February 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Coastal Vulnerability in South East India, SAP-DRS-ll 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was a special lecture given by Muthusankar G. (Equip - IFP) at Department of Geography, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli and this lecture was given to those people who are interested in knowing about coastal vulnerabilities in South East Asia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Coastal zone multi-hazard vulnerability assessment along the South-East coast of India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation was given by Muthusankar G. (Equip- IFP) at a workshop organized by, "The Alliance of Mexican Indian Geoscientific Opportunities (AMIGOs)" which organized 1st workshop on water, climate change and natural disaster at the main campus of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico), Mexico City (MEXICO). 29 - 31May 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Collaborative Centre for the Sustainable Use of the Seas (CCSUS) meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introductory presentation given on the Fishercoast project on the 11th Dec at the Collaborative Centre for the Sustainable Use of the Seas (CCSUS) meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Coming of Age on Earth: Legacies and Next Generation Anthropology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is a selection of a panel coordinated by Natasa Rojela, Martina Bofulin and Nicolas Bautès in the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) 2020, to be held in Šibenik (Croatia), entitled: "The Tides of Change: Living Off and with Heritage on the Coast". Launch of the call for participants and selection of papers. https://iuaes2020.conventuscredo.hr/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Conference presentation by Nitya Rao 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Fishing in distant waters: Gendered discourses of resource access, skill and wellbeing on the west coast of Tamil Nadu, India. 10th People and the Sea Conference, MARE, Amsterdam, June 27th 2019.
This activity involved presenting some insights from research activity at an international conference.
About 40-50 people attended this session and engaged in discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Development Finance - workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Arun Kumar and Bhagat Singh (from IFP) attended a workshop on, "Development Finance- Understanding State of Indian economy, strength and challenges of development finance and financial institutions, held at Sambhaavnaa Institute, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, from November 8-11, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Development Finance with the Centre for Financial Accountability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organization of a 2-day workshop held at the French Institute of Pondicherry for Equip (IFP), on August 19, 20 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Energy Finance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Ajit Menon, Senthil Babu, Mehala S, Arun Kumar and Bhagath Singh (from IFP and MIDS) attended a 2-day conference on "Energy Finance " in IIT, Madras, on August 16-17, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FISHERCOAST Team Workshop and Project Meeting (Equip) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact All teams across various work packgages participated in this Fishercoast's second team workshop took place at the French Institute (IFP), Pondicherry, India, between the 11th to 14th of February, 2020. The workshop was jointly organized by the IFP and Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://site.uit.no/fishercoast/pondicherry-workshop-ifp/
 
Description Fine-scale Assessment of Changes in Zonations of Species for the Management of Imperiled Mangroves, Pichavaram, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This paper was presented by Proisy, C., Ghosh, S., Muthusankar, G., Helfer, V., Hassenrück, C., Carle, J., Narendran, R., James, A., Lakshmanan, C., Kathiresan, K., Madeswaran, P., and Usha, T. in the 5th International Mangrove, Macrobenthos and Management Meeting, Singapore, July 1 - 5.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Heritage, communities, sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This paper was presented at the 5th Pondicherry Winter School in Social Sciences, organized at IFP (by Faculty from IFP) entitled "Reconstructing histories: theories, methods, and practices", with the contribution of fishermen, activists, and research scholars. 20 students were involved in reflecting and investigating the lives and identities of fisher folks in Tamil Nadu. 2-6 December 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Heriteization of fish : images and stories in the North Adriatic : predavanje na kongresu 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This paper was presented by - Rogelja, Nataša (Research centre SAZU) in the conference, "Track Changes Reflecting on a Transforming World" , 14th Congress of SIEF, 14.-17. Apr. 2019, Santiago de Compostella.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.siefhome.org/congresses/sief2019/panels#7241
 
Description Il pesce sulla tavola del popolo sloveno : patrimonio, politiche, economie e prassi individuali = Ribe na krožniku slovenskega naroda : dedišcine, politike, ekonomije in prakse posameznikov = Fish on the plate : the legacies, politics and individual practices in Slovenia. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is a paper presented by ROGELJA, Nataša at the International conference on 24.10.2019, Sala convegni, konferencna dvorana, conference hall Roberto Gusmani, via, ulica, street T. Petracco 8, Udine, Viden, Udine. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU. 2019, str. 16.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Looking for Integrated Conservation and Development of the Coramandel Coastal Wetlands: The case Study of Kalivelli (Tamil Nadu, South India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This paper was presented in the International Symposium on Advances in Coastal research with special reference to Indo Pacific (AdCoRe IP-2019)17-19 Dec 2019, Chennai, India. It was presented by R. Mathevet, E. Desmots, , P. Anbarasan, N. Balachandran, G. Muthusankar, C. Proisy, S. Ghosh, and Bautès (all from Equip-IFP)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mapping Spatial Changes in the Pichavaram mangrove from 2003 Onwards Using Very High Resolution Images, Tamil nadu Coast, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This paper was presented by S. Ghosh, C. Proisy, G. Muthusankar. Equip(IFP) at the International Symposium on Advances in Coastal research with special reference to Indo Pacific (AdCoRe IP-2019)17-19 Dec 2019, Chennai, India. It sparked questions and discussion related to this topic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting at the Time and Tide museum to discuss exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact We engaged with the Time and Tide museum in Great Yarmouth about the heritage of the herring fishing industry and links to Scotland. This will lead to working together on an exhibition in 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/time-tide
 
Description On the urgent vulnerability assessment of the Coromandel coast of India threatened by increasing and combined environmental and human pressures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This paper was presented by G. Muthusankar, C. Proisy, S. Ghosh, R. Mathevet, N. Balachandran, P. Anbarasan, and C. Lakshumanan (all from IFP) at the International Symposium on Advances in Coastal research with special reference to Indo-Pacific (AdCoRe IP-2019)17-19 Dec 2019, Chennai, India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Organisation of kick-off conference for FisherCoast project (Equip) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact All the teams across work packages participated. This was a workshop organizing of kick-off conference FISHERCOAST, 9.4. 2019, Atrij ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://isim.zrc-sazu.si/sl/dogodki/fishercoast-odskocna-konferenca#v
 
Description Pescar, viver e imaginar-se na Costa Coromandel (Tamil Nadu, India). Reflexão liminar a partir do projeto FisherCoast (Equip) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This paper is to be presented by Nicolas Bautès Equip(IFP) at a conference to be held in Campos de Goytataz, UENF/Universidade Federal Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro, Brazil, 17 April 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Seminar presentation by Nitya Rao 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Migration for capital accumulation: Changing class and gender dynamics among small-scale fishers in coastal Tamil Nadu. February 11th 2020. French Institute of Pondicherry and University of Pondicherry, Department of Women studies and Department of French.
About 40 people present, mainly students and researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Southern North Sea Meeting 5th November 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Southern North Sea stakeholder group meeting, 10.30 am 6th November 2019
Location:
Red Kite Room, UNEX House, Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough, PE1 1NG

AGENDA

1. Apologies
2. Minutes and Matters arising
3. Coastal transformations and fisher wellbeing: an introduction to the FisherCoast project; Carole White, UEA
4. Marine Protected Areas - update on designations, including Greater Wash SPA (NE and All)

5. Update on fisheries assessments and management and protecte areas byelaw (EIFCA)
6. Marine Plan update (MMO)
7. North Sea wind energy projects - Hornsea 3, Norfolk Vanguard & Boreas, Sheringham Shoal & Dudgeon extensions
8. Round Robin
9. AOB
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainable Coastal Zone management 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Paper presented by Muthusankar G (Equip-IFP) at Centre for Disaster Management and Coastal Research, Bharathidasan University and The Alliance of Mexican Indian Geoscientific Opportunities (AMIGOs) in association with Department of Management Studies, Bharathidasan university Model College, Vedaranyam, which organized one day International workshop on "Global warming and its effects on water and Coastal disasters" 5th July 2019, Vedaranyam.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Tides of Change: Living Off and With Heritage on the Coast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is a panel entitled "The Tides of Change: Living Off and With Heritage on the Coast" at the IUAES 2020 conference in Šibenik proposed by Nataša Rogelja Caf and Nicolas Bautes and it was accepted
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://iuaes2020.conventuscredo.hr/panel/panel-no-95/
 
Description True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum North Street King's Lynn 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at the archives of the Kings Lynn True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum where the archives are held for the Eastern Sea fisheries committees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://truesyard.co.uk/
 
Description Weekly working group FISHERCOAST - Equip (IFP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact These weekly workgroups are held at the French Institute of Pondicherry, constituted by the team members, interns and researchers involved in the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Working group on Crafts Equip (IFP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a 3 day workshop organized by IFP members under the "Working group on Crafts" and visit to the field sites of FisherCoast project in Cuddalore district. Gathered around 20 participants around processes of craft-making in Tamil Nadu, one concerning specifically the artisans making wooden boats. Held in December 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description paper presentation by Kohila Shenbagam and Nitya Rao 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The intersections of caste and labour: mobility and movement in a Dalit village, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu. 13th International conference on labour history, 12-14 March 2020, New Delhi.

The abstract has been selected for presentation at the conference. The event however has not yet occurred, so difficult to define impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020