News & Events:
ICZM Approaches not always Implemented despite Adoption
A recent international study has compared different Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) methods and suggests that improved enforcement and compliance would increase implementation of key strategies. It also highlights the potential for environmental impact assessments (EIAs) to develop science and policy integration.
A Global Risk Assessment of River and Coastal Flooding
A new study provides the first global estimates of river and coastal flooding, highlighting past and future trends, and indicates that Asia and Europe are two of the regions that are worst affected. The researchers suggest that their methods could be useful in developing a global framework for flood risk assessment.
Protected Areas have Increased to cover one Fifth of Europe's
More than 21% of the land has some kind of protected status in the 39 countries which work with the European Environment Agency (EEA). However, only 4% of the sea controlled by countries of the European Union is included within the Natura 2000 network of protected areas, according to a new report from the EEA.
Pollutants released by seafloor trawling affect marine life
Commercial bottom trawling, the technique of pulling fishing gear across the seabed to catch fish and other seafood, releases pollutants trapped in the seabed, which can negatively affect local marine life and ecosystems. Recent findings from a Norwegian fjord show how mussels can take up high levels of contaminants released by trawling, with important health implications for consumers.
A Human-focused Approach to Measuring Ocean Health
A new index for measuring the health of oceans considers the benefits of the sea to humans, as well as the status of natural components, such as biodiversity. According to the researchers who developed the index, it provides a powerful tool for allocating resources and improving policy in the management of marine ecosystems.
'Blue Carbon' Stored in Vegetated Coastal Systems could be
Vegetated coastal ecosystems, such as mangroves, marshes and seagrasses, are an important carbon sink and their destruction increases greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A new study estimates that 0.15-1.02 Pg (petagrams) of CO2 are being released annually from degradation of these valuable ecosystems, resulting in economic losses of US$6-42 billion (€4.68 to 32.81 billion) per year.
6th EARSeL Workshop on Remote Sensing of the Coastal Zone
6-7 June 2013, Matera, Italy
Coastal Dynamics 2013
7th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics
24-28 June 2013, Bordeaux, France
3rd International Conference
Construction of Artificial Lands in the Coastal and Offshore Areas
29 July - 3 August 2013, Irkutsk, Russia
Danish Coastal Conference 2013
11-12 September, Køge, Denmark
- Coastal Cliffs
and Lake Bluffs Symposium
17-18 September 2013, North Wales, U.K.
Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2013: From Sea to
Shore - Meeting the Challenges of the Sea
17-20 September 2013, Edinburgh, U.K.
IMDIS 2013 International Conference on Marine Data and
23-25 September 2013, Lucca, Italy
ECSA 53: Estuaries and Coastal Areas in Times of Intense Change
13-17 October 2013, Shanghai, China
- Global Congress on
Integrated Coastal Management: Lessons Learned to Address New
30 October - 3 November 2013, Marmaris, Turkey
Aquaculture Conference: To the Next 40 Years of Sustainable Global
3-7 November 2013, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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