January 26, 2021

Waterford’s coastal dwellers asked to complete seascapes survey

Waterford’s coastal dwellers are being asked by the Marine Institute to complete an online survey to deepen their understanding of Ireland’s Seascapes.

The responses will help identify, classify and describe the country’s seascape character, and support the implementation of the National Marine Planning Framework.

“Seascapes are an important part of our sense of identity and culture,” a press release from the institute says.

“Our experience of the character of Seascapes includes coastal and marine history, folklore, art, nature and recreational and commercial activities that take place on and close to the sea. Seascapes can also include views from land to sea, from sea to land and along the coastline.

“When we describe seascape character, we are essentially talking about a sense of place – what makes one part of our sea and coast distinctive and different from another?”

The short online survey aims to capture your thoughts and comments about the seascapes that you are familiar with and ask you to indicate on a map where these are.

This survey is completely anonymous and the information will be used only to identify draft Seascape Character Areas. The online survey is available at http://map-me.org/sites/seascapes

In addition to the online survey, the research team welcomes the opportunity to facilitate small group based discussions on the draft Seascape Character Areas over the month of July, using online resources.

If you are interested in getting involved, please register your interest (Name/interest/organisation) by emailing ruth@minogue.ie

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