Focus group on coastal management

Residents have been invited to a study about green/nature-based solutions in coastal management.

CoOpt is an interdisciplinary project exploring how to support the transition from hard “grey” defences to softer “green” solutions in coastal flood protection management. They also look at the acceptability of flood protection schemes in the UK.

Airth is one of four case study sites where CoOpt recently conducted a postal survey. There will now be focus group discussions to hear the opinion of local residents about:

  • green/nature-based solutions in coastal management
  • preferred solutions for the coastline near Airth
  • related issues such as climate change and long-term planning for coastal management.

There are two focus group sessions on Monday, 12 June 2023 at Airth Community Centre.

  • Session 1 – 16:00-17:00
  • Session 2 – 18:30-19:30

Registration is welcome, but not mandatory – you can drop in for one of these sessions.

‘Co-Opt’ is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This study has been approved by the Ethical Review Committee in the School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews.