We are an island, so we have a lot of coastline. Which also means we have a lot of coastal areas that have very niche and complex economies that are, sadly, not understood well enough. Leisure and tourism may reign but they aren't the only sectors that live (and thrive) in coastal areas. How does business, community groups, arts and heritage groups, and tourism all work together in these ecosystems? And what does that mean for future funding decisions and investments that can positively impact these coastal economies?
In this new collaborative project between ODI Leeds and UK Major Ports Group, we want to explore the current state of data about coastal areas, advocate for more publishing of open data, and create ways to visualise these complex areas that can help others better understand the needs of these communities.
Understanding coastal communities
The first blog post that launches our new project with UK Major Ports Group, looking to find, share, and use more data about coastal areas.
An open Google Document to collate ideas, data sources, make suggestions, ask questions, etc
The coast as a line
A second prototype using data currently available.
Early stage prototpye using data currently available on a zoomable map.
Is the UK coast poor?
18th August 2020
Using data and maps to answer a difficult simple question.
How long is the coast?
22nd September 2020
How many dimensions does it have?
Shoring Up - Online Assembly
8 December 2020
Join us for an online assembly.