The coastal location of JMT makes it an ideal site for creative exploration of our environment. JMT offers a unique space and opportunity to research, inform and communicate with its broader community. It does so by dealing with environmental issues that not only impact on the local community, but also national and international communities. JMT has the potential to bring together residents, professionals and academics in collaborative projects that focus on environmental issues. The aim is to establish Jaywick Martello Tower as an innovative partner alongside significant international research programmes.