“Life should be understood backwards but it must be lived forward“
Living on the Edge project that look at ecological shifts that have happened in the North Atlantic over time. To find out more about what species were living in the sea, we look on land, in our archives and museums to find fishing records, objects, references in the landscape.
By identifying the causes and characteristics of ecological regime shifts in the North Atlantic over the last 500 years, we can generate knowledge that helps us to better understand future shifts. This knowledge can influence for example coastal zone planning and ecosystem-based fisheries management.
Living on the Edge is a pre-project funded by the NPA. If you are a cultural institution or a marine research institute and interested in joining the full project, do get in touch! We will also ask locals who are ‘living on the edge’ if they can tell us more. Watch the space!