Coastal Transitions 

is a collaboration between members of the Department of The Environment, Geography & Marine Sciences at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) and the Geography Faculty at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). The aim of the initiative is to open up a conversation about how the emerging field of socio-technical transitions might address sustainability issues in the coastal zone.

As part of this work, we are convening a conference on Sustainability Transitions In The Coastal Zone, from March 30th to April 2nd, 2017 in SCSU’s downtown campus in historic New Haven, CT. The call for papers is currently open (see ) for details. We welcome theoretical, methodological as well as empirical or case study contributions especially related (but not limited to) coastal issues, such as resilience in coastal communities, sustainable waterfronts/sustainable coastal cities, energy transitions in the coastal zone, sustainable transport (ports/harbours), coastal aquaculture/3-D ocean farming, climate change and coastal sustainability….etc. etc. etc.

Please contact

Dr. Patrick Heidkamp (


Dr. John Morrissey ( for further details.