Journal of Coastal Conservation

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 61–66 | Cite as

Coastwatch UK—a public participation survey

  • Pond Kathy
  • Rees Gareth
Special Features in Coastal Conservation 5


Education and public participation are recognized as important elements of coastal zone management. The current paper describes the Uk’s largest public participation survey concerned with coastal issues. Coastwatch UK involves thousands of volunteers in an annual survey of the coastline. The project has several aims—primarily to provide an insight into the major problems and threats to the coastline and, through the involvement of volunteers, to raise public awareness and aid environmental education at all levels.


Coastal management Environmental education Pollution Volunteer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pond Kathy
    • 1
  • Rees Gareth
    • 1
  1. 1.Robens Centre for Public and Environmental HealthUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK

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