THE Eastern Cape is in a unique geographical position to draw researchers to the Wild Coast.
The acting director of operations at the Applied Centre for Climate and Earth Systems Sciences, Dr Neville Sweijd, said the province was the perfect place to research earth systems because of its geographical location.
"The province is an area of broad contrasts and has a wide range of gradients in terms of natural systems," Sweijd said. He said natural dynamics, including climate change, could also be studied.
"There is a lot to learn from the region, not only for its benefit, but also for other areas."
The Wild Coast Living Laboratory seeks to uncover the province's environmental and social idiosyncrasies to create synergy between the natural environment and those residing in it.
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