About the project
FOODCOAST takes a ‘foodscape’ perspective on the coast, representing the physical place in which food is produced, as well as the social relations and the cultural meaning that emerge in these specific contexts. We explore how coastal food production as heritage is nurtured and managed, and the connection between food systems and their embedded cultural practices and ecosystem services.
We map selected coastal foodscapes and investigate perceptions of constraints and opportunities for management, use and valuation of natural and cultural heritage.
The research project is led by NIVA. Other partners are Nordlandsforskning, The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU), UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Musene i Akershus (MiA) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).