Preparing for Coastal Change 4-6 March2015/Kiel

Nassos Vafeidis teaching (Photo: C.Urban, Future Ocean)

Preparing for Coastal Change Workshop 

Learn about how to prepare for coastal change – as a part of the Ocean Sustainability Science Symposium (Kiel, 4-6 March 2015) and register now!

  • Workshop Chair: Athanasios Vafeidis
  • Invited Speakers:  Michelle Portman, Hans de Moel and Thomas Wahl.
  • an issue paper will be published soon.
  • Take your chance and present your scientific work in the poster session during the symposium!
  • Learn about the speaker of the symposium here.
  • You can find the agenda of the symposium here.

Rapid population growth and urbanisation, economic development and intensification of coastal hazards, due either to climate change or human actions, are expected to re-shape coastal regions in the coming years. Changes in the way we manage and live in the coastal environment are necessary in order to be able to cope with the pressures exerted by the above factors. The workshop will discuss the main physical and socio-economic processes that are currently driving coastal change and will propose new pathways that can lead to a sustainable coast. A focus of the workshop will be the question of how to deal with deep uncertainties when formulating long term policies for managing coastal regions. The workshop will involve experts from the fields of, among others, sea-level science, impact and adaptation assessment, coastal engineering, coastal ecology and integrated coastal zone management. Contact: Prof. Dr. Athanasios Vafeidis e-mail: vafeidis@geographie.

If you would like to participate in this workshop, please register for the Ocean Sustainability Science Symposium here! Registration is still open until 31 January 2015.

We are looking forward to an inspiring symposium.