Sophie Day wins partnership of the year for her coastal management work

Sophie Day of the School of Environmental Sciences and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia has been recognized for her work in coastal adaptation and coastal transition. Sophie  won the Partnership of the Year at the UEA Innovation and Impact Awards.  Sophie’s work has e been instrumental in the development of the Coastal Transition Accelerator Programme (CTAP), the £15 million North Norfolk initiative known as Coastwise, to address the local challenges posed by coastal erosion.

Coastwise, funded by Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Environment Agency, spans from 2022 to 2027 and involves collaboration with Coastal Partnership East, North Norfolk District Council, and other regional stakeholders. Sophie played a pivotal role in co-writing the Outline Business Case that provides the foundation for the design and structure of the programme. As the lead on Evidence and learning for the project, she has been actively involved in embedding contemporary thinking on coastal adaptation and transitions into the end-user context.

Last 2022 Prof. Andy Jordan and Dr. Johanna Forster were awarded the Partnership of the Year award for the INOGOV Innovations in Governance network project, while in 2019, Prof. Rachel Warren received the Consultancy Project of the Year award for her work on the impacts of climate change in collaboration with the UK Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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