Equitable Coastal Communities

Transformations towards
Sustainability and Equity

We are interdisciplinary social scientists exploring sustainability challenges facing coastal communities: equity, vulnerability, resilience, marginality, and governance. Our research topics include climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, sustainable development, community-based management, and resource governance.

April 2024

Nara Wisesa is highlighted in the URI's Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (ATL) Graduate Student Spotlight for his work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Read more about it in the ATL website here.

17-20 July 2023

Nara Wisesa traveled to Rote Island, Indonesia for a scoping trip, read more about it in this blog.

28-29 June 2023 and 3-4 July 2023

EscSea research stakeholder workshops on the integration of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction for sustainable development were held in Viet Nam (June 28-29) and Indonesia (July 3-4): click here to learn more

20 June 2023

Nara Wisesa presented a poster titled Integrated Coastal Management Framework: Lessons Learned from Rote, Indonesia at the Fifth Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium in Singapore.

17 March 2023

Lisa Hiwasaki presented a paper titled “Vulnerability on the rise? Deconstructing sustainable development in Southeast Asian countries” at the Annual Conference of the International Studies Association in Montréal, Canada.

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