Invitation to participate in a study on the impacts of COVID-19 on human wellbeing and interactions with coastal nature

If you live in or near coastal areas you are invited to participate in a research study exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on people's wellbeing and interactions with coastal nature. 

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is impacting increasingly on global health with significant social and economic consequences. Our international study of coastal residents aims to collect information from people aged 18 or older living in or near coastal areas around the world who are affected by COVID-19. The findings will increase understanding about how interacting with the natural environment in coastal areas may influence human health and wellbeing and help us identify solutions to help people cope with pandemics. We invite you to complete this anonymous survey and to forward it to others living in or near coastal areas.

This research is being conducted by a team from the Department of Applied Economics, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The leads of the research are Sebastián Villasante (Associate Professor of Economics), Gill Ainsworth (Postdoctoral Fellow - Cephs and Chefs Project), and Pablo Pita (Postdoctoral Researcher - Xunta de Galicia), who thank you for your participation and precious time. They have advised that all information received will be treated in strict compliance with data protection and privacy regulations. Any data published will be anonymized. Respondents are entitled at any moment to access, rectify and/or delete their personal data.

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You can access the survey via the following link: