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Projects & Research

How can communities, resource user organizations and governments together meet the capacity needs and awareness to carry out coastal management? And at what scale should management take place – at the level of the community, of a stretch of coastline, of a province or of the whole Maritimes? When should management be bottom-up (community-led) and when government-led?

The Coastal CURA explored these crucial questions through a careful review of experiences in the past, combined with innovative participatory research on a set of current management endeavours taking place across the Maritimes. We applied three key strategies – research, capacity-building, and knowledge mobilization – to each of following three key areas:

  • Reflection and Evaluation Methods: Learning from Experience
  • Integrated Coastal Management Initiatives: Iterative Learning in the Present
  • Organizational and Institutional Capacity: Building for the Future

Coastal CURA partners explored these key areas further in the Conference People in Places: Engaging Together in Integrated Resource Management.




Film: A Coastal Partnership

Maritime Stories of
Integrated Management

Watch it here

People in Places
Engaging Together in Integrated
Resource Management

An International Conference in
Halifax, NS, Canada
June 27-29, 2011

View our Conference Proceedings here