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 convened 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 (see ) for details.

The conference led to the development of a Research Network on Sustainability Transitions in the Coastal Zone supported by the Regional Studies Association (RSA) from 2016 to 2019. The research network is organized by:

C. Patrick Heidkamp at Southern Connecticut State University, USA; CONTACT: 

Catherine Chambers at the University Centre of the Westfjords, Iceland; CONTACT:


John E. Morrissey at Mary Immaculate College, Ireland; CONTACT: 

The research network has led to the following publications:

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