Research Group on Coastal and Marine Resources, Territories, Landscapes and Migrations
The SGR INTERFASE (Research Group on Coastal and Marine Resources, Territories, Landscapes and Migrations) is formed by an interdisciplinary team of researchers and external collaborators whose core is at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). The activities of the team began in 1992 and it is coordinated by Françoise Breton, researcher of the Department of Geography and ICTA – Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals.
The SGR INTERFASE promotes researches in analysis, planning and integrated management of coastal zones, natural resources and open areas (protected and rural areas, etc.) from the study of socio-environmental changes in space and time and the sustainability of environmental and spatial policies. Since its foundation, the research group develops an intense work of supporting to administrations and stakeholders in the study and integrated assessment of spatial problems in areas of contact or interface between society and environment: analysis and management of coastal and marine zones, socio-environmental problems linked to human activities and processes of land use change, planning and social adaptation to climate change, land and ecosystems accounting, ecosystem services, cooperation networks in regional, trans-statal and cross-border areas, spatial processes of migrations and climate change.