Christina Kelly, Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast presented at the 4th Meeting of the RSA Research Network on Sustainability Transitions in the Coastal Zone hosted by Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick 12-15 April 2019.
Christina has been a member of the Coastal Transitions network since 2017 and was invited to present on her own and her colleagues research to date on the theme of “Towards Coastal Resilience & Sustainability – Activating Coastal Transitions”. Christina’s presentation included an overview of the ongoing research she and her colleagues at QUB are undertaking as part of the MOSES project. This included how they are using a Transition Management approach in the Belfast Harbour case study as part of Work Package 7. Christina described how their theoretical framework has been developed, the methodology being devised for Belfast Harbour and research carried out to date including a system and actor analysis, stakeholder mapping, an online questionnaire of the harbour stakeholders and the arrangement of a series of transition arena workshops to be conducted over the next 12 months.
The presentation garnered a lot of attention from the conference participants with many expressing an interest in following how the case studies progress over the project timeframe.