ESRC Future Leaders - Ecologies and Identities:a socio-legal exploration of the Marine Protected Areas network in English seas.

Pieraccini, M. (Recipient)

Activity: Other activity typesFellowship awarded competitively


This three years long project focuses on the on-going efforts to establish an ecologically coherent network of marine protected areas (MPAs) as required under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (MCCA). The project aims to capture the key social and ecological dimensions of marine conservation law at this turning point by a) critically assessing the role played by marine conservation law in making the protected seascape resilient and b) looking at the impacts of marine conservation law on the identities and roles of sea users and other stakeholders. It is hoped that the project will not only contribute to academic literature in this area but will also make meaningful policy recommendations. Methodologically, desk-based analysis of marine conservation law complements fieldwork in three case study areas in England to compare different realities.
Period1 Oct 20121 Oct 2015
Held atEconomic and Social Research Council, United Kingdom