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Georesources for Sustainability in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Updated: Jul 12, 2021

Satarla are proud to announce we have produced a report on Georesources for Sustainability in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, commissioned by Tevi (University of Exeter). The report is free and available for download, here.

The report outlines the contributions that Cornwall’s rich and diverse range of georesources can make to sustainable development, addressing both local and global challenges, and is aimed at all those interested in delivering environmental growth and sustainable economic development in Cornwall. It aims to raise awareness of these potential contributions among policy makers and other stakeholders, locally and nationally, to stimulate and inform dialogue with geoscientists, environmental, social scientists, researchers, practitioners and Cornwall’s communities.

The county’s mining heritage, together with high-profile geothermal energy projects, for instance, mean that some types of georesources are already quite widely appreciated. But others, such as soils, groundwater and the cultural, health and wellbeing benefits associated with Cornwall’s stunning and varied landscapes, may be less obvious georesources to most people. A key theme of the report is that not only do a wide variety of georesources have a vital role to play in securing a sustainable future, it also matters a great deal how we obtain and use those resources. Cornwall is well placed to lead the way in responsible mining, more equitable development of tourism, and other aspects of sustainable resource use.

If you or your company is interested in learning more about the topics of this report, or has specific needs, please feel to reach out and we'd be happy to have a chat with you:

The authors of the report, Nic Bilham and Sarah Gordon, are very grateful to Satarla Associates Mark Alcock, Cathryn MacCallum, Neil Morrin and Sarah Morrin for their helpful input and expert advice, and to Amy Ball for her wonderful design work. The Tevi team, in consultation with Satarla, are working to promote the report as a stimulus for dialogue and cooperation among its intended audiences. Tevi brings together experts from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly with representatives of Cornwall Council, other stakeholder organisations, and researchers and specialists from the university, to help businesses achieve sustainability and circular economy objectives.

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