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Coastal foodscapes – a place-based perspective on heritage rooted in coastal ecosystems (FOODCOAST)

In the FOODCOAST project we investigate the cultural heritage dimensions of food and the relationships between the food producers, their resources and the ecosystems that they depend on.

Project period
The Research Council of Norway
Total budget (NOK)
Research section
Water and society
Contact persons
Frode Sundnes
Involved from Niva
Kathrine Ivsett Johnsen

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).