Since 2016, the PNRGM has been involved in an inventory of maritime and coastal heritage having as objective its preservation. This inventory is implemented according to a rigorous methodology (protocol) developed and implemented by the Brittany region.
The main objective of this approach is to extend the inventory of maritime heritage in 5 new municipalities located within the territory of the PNRGM while raising public awareness of heritage identification and promotion issues. These exchanges are contributing to initiate a reflection about available means to be implemented to preserve, promote and enhance the maritime and coastal heritage in a context of climate change, coastal retreat and risen human pressure (tourism, growing urbanization…).
This approach is therefore concentrated within the 5 municipalities selected by the PNRGM (Bono, Pluneret, Crach, Baden and Plougoumelen), to extend the previous inventory conducted in 12 municipalities. The inventory is carrying out in partnership with territorial authorities (region and municipalities) and citizens through the organisation of public meetings in the five concerned municipalities. The objective of these exchanges is to understand citizens’ perceptions of maritime and coastal culture heritage, but also to identify possible preservation problems and existing risks, whether natural (flooding, erosion, sea level rise, etc.) or anthropogenic (controlled destruction of built heritage, voluntary and involuntary degradation, etc.). The implementation of a participatory approach must make it possible to encourage citizen awareness in favour of the heritage.
The inventory field phase began at the end of April 2019 and ended at the end of September 2019. Public restitutions will be organised in each inventoried commune, starting in spring 2020, to exchange with the inhabitants on their maritime heritage. They will be an opportunity to continue to enrich knowledge and raise awareness among residents of the heritage, landscape and identity value of their heritage.