Coastal Transformations

This display weaves together examples of coastal transformations from India, Norway, the UK, and Slovenia, highlighting continuity and change through satellite images, statistics, life histories, ethnographic films, and archival and photo materials.

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Fisheries in Numbers

Throughout history, people have depended on oceans and inland waters for food. Fishing is, therefore, one of the world’s oldest occupations.

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Life Histories & Memories

The life histories presented here are all soaked with the sea. Small stories, coloured with seemingly unimportant memories of fishers…

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Following the Fish

By following fish from the sea to fishers’ nets, and then to markets and kitchens, the aim is to unpack the spatial, and socio-economic configurations underlying fish’s journey.

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Women in Fisheries

Women have been central to the small-scale, household-based fishing enterprise throughout the world.

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Continuity and change

The ethnographic films presented here touch, directly or indirectly, on questions of vulnerability to environmental, social, and economic shocks and changes

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From the archives

This part of the exhibition builds on archive materials and compares fisheries development efforts of the Norwegian government in two very different parts of the world.

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Coastal Transformations

Using remote sensing images and GIS software with animations, this section of the on-line exhibition draws upon animated images of land-use change in coastal areas

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