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Research and Evidence in the South Downs National Park

The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) aims to facilitate innovative research to underpin evidence based policy and techniques for the conservation and enhancement of the special qualities of the South Downs National Park (SDNP) and beyond.

This research helps the SDNPA to determine its strategies and provides an evidence base to inform the development of projects delivered across the South Downs National Park.

Projects are delivered through five key themes that reflect our Partnership Management Plan outcomes, as follows:

  • Access
  • Connecting People & Communities
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Landscape & Biodiversity
  • Sustainable Economy & Tourism.

We are keen to collaborate with a wide range of local, regional and national students, universities, organisations and sector specialists.

If you have research that is relevant to the South Downs National Park, or you are interested in working with the South Downs National Park Authority on a research project, please see our ‘Collaborate with us’ page below or email research@southdowns.gov.uk

Some ideas for collaboration include:

  • Partnering on research bids
  • Sharing existing research findings
  • Undertaking research projects
  • Setting up or participating in foundation/undergraduate/Masters and PhD student research placements with the SDNPA

If you are planning to conduct, or are currently conducting research in the South Downs National Park, or want to discuss potential research collaborations with the SDNPA, then please do get in touch by filling in this form and emailing research@southdowns.gov.uk.

If you wish to know what research we are looking to commission, see our tender pages here and sign up to receive updates from our portal.