We are keen to look into other opportunities for research collaboration and activity, if you have a research idea, would like to promote your own work, or just want to know more about the RGS CMRG, get in touch by emailing either Tim ( or Emma (


The research group have been involved in a developing a number of special issue journals:

  • Geographical Journal Special issue on Marine and Coastal Governance in the United Kingdom. Vol 174 (4) 2008

  • Coastal Management Journal Special issue on Geography and Coastal Management.Vol 35 (4) 2007
Additionally, the CMRG committee and the wider research group are incredibly active in their fields. Below are just some of the outputs coming from our research group.


Ford, A.E.S. and Acott, T.G. (eds) (2015) Responsible Tourism: a guide for tourism and sustainability in small-scale fisheries and agri-food. TourFish cluster of the INTERREG IV A 2 Seas Programme. London: University of Greenwich (available as an Apple ibook at

Acott, T.G. & Urquhart, J. (2015) ‘People, place and fish: exploring the cultural meanings of inshore fishing through photography’, In: Warren, S. & Jones, P., (Eds.) Creative economies, creative communities: Rethinking place, policy and practice, Ashgate.

Acott, T., Urquhart, J., Church, A., Kennard, M., le Gallic, B., Leplat, M., Lescrawauet, A.-K., Nourry, M., Orchard-Webb, J., Roelofs, M., Ropars, C. and Zhao, M. (2014), 21st Century Catch, Toolkit prepared as part of the INTERREG 4a 2 Seas GIFS (Geography of Inshore Fishing and Sustainability) project, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime.

BOOK: Urquhart, J., Acott, T.G., Symes, D. & Zhao. M. (Eds.) (2014), Social Issues in Sustainable Fisheries Management, MARE publication series 9, published by Springer, Dordrecht. Pp. 355.

Urquhart, J. & Acott, T.G. (2014) ‘A sense of place in cultural ecosystem services: The case of Cornish fishing communities’, Society and Natural Resources, 27, 1, 3-19. [IF 1.544. Ranking: 19/54 Planning & Environment, 38/89 in Environmental Studies, 45/137 Sociology]

Verissimo, D., and McKinley, E. (in press) Introducing conservation marketing: Why should the devil have all the best tunes. Oryx

Wright, A., J., Veríssimo, D., Pilfold, K., Parsons, E.C.M. Ventre, K., Cousins, J., Jefferson, R., Koldewey, H., Llewellyn, F. and McKinley, E. (2015) Competitive Outreach in the 21st Century: Why we need Conservation Marketing. Ocean and Coastal Management

Jefferson, R., McKinley, E., Capstick, S., Fletcher, S., Griffin, H., and Milanese, M. (2015) Understanding audiences: making public perceptions research matter to marine conservation. Ocean and Coastal Management

Fletcher, S., McKinley, E., Buchan, K., and Smith, N. (2013) Marine planning in Southern England: reflections on recent experience. Marine Policy 39: 341-348

McKinley, E., and Fletcher, S. (2012) Improving marine environmental health through marine citizenship: A call for debate. Marine Policy 36: 839-843

Fletcher, S., Jefferson, R., L., and McKinley, E. (2012) Saving the shallows: focusing marine conservation where people might care. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

McKinley, E., and Fletcher, S. (2010) Individual Responsibility for the Oceans? An Evaluation of Marine Citizenship by UK Marine Practitioners.  Ocean and Coastal Management 53(7)

Jones O. and Jones K. (2016) On Narrative, Affect and Threatened Ecologies of Tidal Landscapes in J. Thorpe, S. Rutherford and A. Sandberg (eds) Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research (Routledge Environmental Humanities): London: Routledge

Jones O., Fairclough, L*. Sounding Grief: The Severn Estuary as an Emotional Soundscape in ’emotional geographies of sound’ Special issue. Emotion, Space and Society (eds) Karolina Doughty, Michelle Duffy and Theresa Harada

Palmer (née Reiser) M. Jones O. (2014), “On breathing and geography: explorations of data sonifications of timespace processes with illustrating examples from a tidally dynamic landscape (Severn Estuary, UK)” Environment and Planning A, 46, (1), pp 222 – 240.

Jones O. (2014) ‘The horizon holding the edge of the known world’: Placing the sea’, in Janette Kerr and Christiana Payne (eds), The Power of the Sea; making waves in British art 1790–2014, Bristol: Sansom & Co Ltd, pp 36-44.

Jones O. with contributions by Read, S. and Wylie J. (2013) Unsettled and Unsettling Landscapes. Exchanges by Jones, Read and Wylie about Living with Rivers and Flooding, Watery Landscapes in an Era of Climate Change, Journal of Arts and Communities, 4, 1-2, pp 76-99.

Jones O. (2011) Lunar-solar ryhthmpatterns: towards the material cultures of tides, Environment and Planning A, 43, 2285-2303.

Jones O.(2010) ‘The Breath of the Moon’: The Rhythmic and Affective Time-spaces of UK Tides, in T. Edensor (ed) Geographies of Rhythm, Oxford: Ashgate, pp 189-203.