Project Details


The Royal Navy’s Strategic Studies Centre (RNSSC) has commissioned Matthew Heaslip to prepare and deliver a one-day conference based on a theme of ‘'Coastal Security and Communities'’ . The conference took place at the Square Tower in Portsmouth, a symbolic and impressive location that highlights the connection between the Royal Navy, University of Portsmouth (UoP) and civic partners.

Key findings

The conference highlighted UoP expertise, drawing on academics from multiple faculties and schools to present on themed panels relevant to the overarching theme of the conference.
Effective start/end date24/04/2324/04/23

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • Navy
  • Maritime
  • Coastal
  • Naval History
  • Environment
  • Emerging Technologies
  • UK
  • Ports
  • People
  • Communities
  • International Relations