Adapting to Coastal Change: local perspectives
International Conference, Field Trip and Workshop
The Hague - September 13th – 15th, 2011
Third Announcement -
Deadline extended until 31st August
Please note that speakers will be invited by the Conference Organising Committee.
We are not accepting abstracts for this conference.
This conference and field meeting is organised under the auspices of the INTERREG 4B NWE Project, IMCORE (Innovative Management for Europe's Changing Coastal Resource). The meeting aims to address the issues of adapting to coastal change with a focus on local level challenges and approaches and is aimed at both practitioners and researchers. It will highlight how transnational working, as underpinned by the EU INTERREG 4B programme, can be employed to meet future challenges and therefore realise the full potential of the coastal resources across Europe. The conference will be global in its geographical scope and will include a number of keynote speakers with an international profile in coastal change adaptation.
The conference will be organised under the following themes:
Each theme will be addressed in a plenary session by a small number of speakers followed by a discussion.
The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in The Hague, which is easily accessible from Schipol airport or other European locations by rail.
Day 1. September 13th 2011
09.30-10.15: Welcome - Jeremy Gault, Coastal and Marine Research Centre,
University College Cork, Ireland
Keynote Presentation- Andrew Cooper, University of Ulster,
Coleraine, Northern Ireland
10.45-11.45: Keynote Presentations
Jan Olavi Ekebom, Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Andrus Meiner, European Environment Agency
11.45-12.45: Session 1: Shoreline management (adapting to shoreline change)
Presentations: Jan Mulder, Coastal and Sea Systems Unit, Deltares, The Netherlands
Niall Benson, Durham County Council, England.
14.00-15.00: Session 2: Institutional and governance issues
Presentations: Virginia Lee, Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island, USA
Rhoda Ballinger, School of Earth and Ocean Science, University of Cardiff, Wales
15.30-16.30: Session 3: Developing adaptation strategies at the local level (methods and scenarios)
Presentations: Gethin While, School of Earth and Ocean Science, University of Cardiff, Wales
Jeremy Hills, CTL Consult Ltd, England
Evening: Free buffet reception as part of the launch of CoastalAdaptation.eu
Day 2. September 14th 2011
09.00-10.00: Session 4: Spatial planning as a tool for adaptation
Presentations: Greg Lloyd, School of Built Environment, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Luigi Ciptiani, D.G. Environmental and Territorial Policies, Region of Tuscany
10.00-11.00: Session 5: Sustainable Development
Presentations: Gonzalo Malvarez, University of Seville, Spain
Frank Biermann, VU University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11.30-12.30: Session 6: Local government experiences
Presentations: Graham Lymbery, Sefton County Council, England
Jessica Hodgson, Donegal County Council, Ireland
12.30-18.00: Packed Lunch and Fieldtrip to FUTURELAND Information Centre- Maasvlakte2: A new part of the Netherlands and a port under construction. Spaces Limited.
Day 3. September 15th 2011 (Optional- Max 50 participants)
10.00- 13.00: Interactive Scenario Development Workshop- A key methodology for
adaptation to climate change in coastal areas. (Organised by EUCC)
Conference delegates are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. The Hague has a large number of hotels offering accommodation at various rates. The conference venue is easily accessible from The Hague city centre.
A special delegate room rate is available. Mention ‘University of Ulster’ to avail of this rate.
No abstracts are being accepted as talks will be delivered by a small number of invited speakers only. Registration entitles delegates to a conference programme, fieldtrip to FUTURELAND, refreshments at coffee and tea breaks and lunch on day 1 and 2 (Does not include accommodation or lunch on day 3).
If you would like to register for this conference, please submit a registration form and full payment of £22.00/€25.00 to: Dr Marianne O’ Connor firstname.lastname@example.org
Final Registration and Full Payment - 31st August 2011