University of St Andrews

Dr Tim Stojanovic appointed Vice-Chair of the Royal Geographical Society ‘Coastal and Marine Research Group’.

Monday 29 October 2012

Dr Tim Stojanovic, Lecturer in Geography and Sustainable Development, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Royal Geographical Society ‘Coastal and Marine Research Group’.

Tim’s research has focussed on the issues surrounding the environmental quality of our coasts and oceans, and new initiatives for managing this space more effectively.  The RGS is a leading professional body for geographers, founded in 1830, which exists to promote and enhance geographical research, fieldwork and education.  The activities of the RGS research groups aim make this knowledge available to the public and to working professionals.

Tim’s role in helping to lead the Coastal and Marine Research Group will involve collaboration with active social scientists and natural scientists.  Their research spans a wide range of contemporary issues, including: coastal processes; understanding hazards such as flooding, erosion and sea level rise; how do deal with vulnerability and work towards sustainability; better manage competing interests in our oceans, coasts and seas, to conserve their remarkable ecological diversity and contribute to livelihoods and the economy, through activities such as offshore renewable energy, living resources, ports & shipping and marine recreation.