Values Mapping Research

About Values Mapping Research

Socio-cultural Values Mapping Research was an IIS research project that generated basic information on how geographic sites are most valued by residents and non-resident landowners. This data augments physical, biological and economic information and provides critical planning resources necessary for making decisions about community development and adaptation.

The province of PEI, being an island, offers a manageable geographic space with clear boundaries and jurisdictional powers within which to conduct research that can model and provide insights into issues of social, ecological and economic concern.  As climate change unfolds, Prince Edward Islanders will be vulnerable to impacts of sea level rise, salt water intrusion, and erosion. Islands will also increasingly be active sites for research into climate change impacts and human responses, and UPEI is part of a community examining and modeling these adaptations.

Below are links to the project, including: