Welcome to the Coastal CURA
The Coastal CURA is a six-year project (2006-2012) that is building knowledge and capacity, across the Maritimes, to support community involvement in managing our coasts and oceans. The Coastal CURA – a “Community University Research Alliance” – is a partnership of First Nations communities, fishery-related organizations and university participants, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
The Coastal CURA is reaching out to other communities, organizations and academics, as well as to government agencies, interested in contributing to the goals of the project.
The Coastal CURA is making a difference close to home, and across the country, wherever coastal communities and coastal resource users are facing challenges from a range of environmental, economic and social impacts. The Coastal CURA is helping to meet these challenges by supporting community involvement in both grass-roots and large-scale integrated coastal and ocean management initiatives – ones that seek to coordinate management of multiple coastal uses (fishing, aquaculture, shipping, tourism, etc.), and that can have a major impact on the social and economic well-being of coastal communities.