About us

The purpose of the Coastal and Marine Research Group (CMRG) is to facilitate and undertake academic geographical research into the use and management of coastal and marine environments. The CMRG encompasses a range of coastal and marine topics that focus on the environment-development interface, including:

  • Coastal and marine geography
  • International and national management frameworks and policies
  • Legal aspects of coastal and marine management
  • Capacity building, pedagogy, education and training
  • Coastal and marine spatial planning
  • Coastal and marine development
  • The management of shipping, ports and harbours
  • Stakeholder involvement in coastal and marine decision-making
  • Maritime heritage and citizenship
  • Coastal and marine conservation
  • Coastal Processes

The CMRG is an academic network for coastal and marine researchers, practitioners and postgraduates. The establishment of the research group has its roots in the emergence, over the last two decades, of coastal and marine studies as a geographical research area and an academic field. It will facilitate collaborative research, discussion, and the publication of relevant research as books and/or journal special issues on coastal and marine themes.



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Malena Ripken awarded the 2018 Annual Postgraduate Researcher Presentation Prize

We are delighted to announce that Malena Ripken was awarded the 2018 Annual CMRG Postgraduate Researcher Presentation prize at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference for her talk titled: “The ‘Living Q’ – An Interactive Method for Actor Engagement in Transnational Marine Spatial Planning” Research Summary The ‘Living Q’ is a method that aims to enhance transnational …

Society and the Sea Conference

Dates: 15-16 September 2016 Location: Greenwich Maritime Centre, University of Greenwich, London, UK. The Greenwich Maritime Centre at the University of Greenwich is holding its first international interdisciplinary conference on the theme ‘Society and the Sea’. The Society and Sea conference will bring a spotlight on some of the key maritime challenges and solutions facing society today. The conference …