• The Scottish East Coast Review



    Scotland’s East Coast is an area of outstanding beauty, prosperity, and historical and archaeological value. It is also varied and complex, supporting thousands of livelihoods and businesses, and important wildlife and habitats.


    It is crucial for Scotland’s social and economic future that the current state of the coast is known, as well as the challenges and opportunities that exist throughout the region - this review will address that need.

  • About the Review

  • A two-year project to analyse the state of the East Coast, funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

    The Scottish East Coast Review brings together four Local Coastal Partnerships (LCPs) to understand the current state and future needs of Scotland's East Coast.


    We will engage a broad range of stakeholders and gather, analyse and share information from the Firth of Forth, Firth of Tay, East Grampian, and Moray Firth coastal regions. This information will be used to understand regional pressures and opportunities, and to help to improve decision making.


    Knowledge about the current state of the environment, impacts on the environment, and economic and social activities will be gathered to enable the coastal partnerships to better support their stakeholders. This will aid planning and management at local and regional level through enhanced access to a deeper wealth of knowledge about the unique natural environment.


    The review will collect the evidence required for regional marine planning and to support management of sustainable coasts and seas. We will also explore how to incorporate more citizen science into the evidence base and so make a greater contribution to decision making.


    The review will, in its entirety, enable the LCPs to offer and provide crucial support to communities together with public, private and voluntary organisations of all sizes and the important roles they play in every region.

  • Local Coastal Partnerships

    The Local Coastal Partnerships (LCP) bring together people and organisations to promote the wise and sustainable use of their regions, and aid in the delivery of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). Find out more about each LCP below:


    Anna LAMAJ
    Project Manager

    Anna holds a Masters in Environmental and Energy Management from University of Piraeus , a Bachelor degree in Economics from Panteion University and Regional Development and has done studies in Business Administration and Management in Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti. Her Master’s thesis was on The value of nature: Economic benefits of eco-system services vs. the willingness-to-pay for nature conservation. Anna has managed for many years conservation projects for endangered species in MPAs and NATURA 2000 network areas in Greece and has spend many years in field research with the use of technology (drones, temperature loggers and GSM and Satellite tags). At the same time, she has done a lot of work for Environmental Awareness, Citizen Science and fishermen. As for side projects and social work, she is a Co- founder and Treasurer of Electra Energy Cooperative, she manages the social media of 9Trees, is a member of ARCHELON and an activist in Greenpeace Greece. On her free time she enjoys to read, travel, chess and working out.

    Anna LAMAJ | LinkedIn

    Jessica BRIONY JONES
    Senior Project Officer

    Jessica has a PhD with the University of Aberdeen (in collaboration with the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute and the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department) in Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology on a commercial squid species. She has an academic and practical background in fisheries, life history ecology and cephalopods and an analytical background in ageing, trace element and isotopic analysis. She has spent most of her career in the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department working as a scientific fisheries observer, post-doctoral researcher and PhD supervisor for an ecosystem model and stable isotope based PhD. Prior to joining the SEaCoR project, she was working as a squid ageing specialist with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole, USA undertaking ageing and trace element analysis to inform their Northern shortfin squid research track assessment. Beyond her work, Jessica studies for an MBA with Heriot-Watt University in her spare time and enjoys hiking and travelling.

    Jessica JONES | researchgate.net

  • The Scottish East Coast Review is financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. Forth Estuary Forum is leading the project and Tay Estuary Forum, East Grampian Coastal Partnership and Moray Firth Coastal Partnership are supporting partners.

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