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Message from Ambassador
The coastal zone – the interface between land and sea – has always been important to me since growing up among the estuaries and beaches of southern England, and later becoming a coastal and marine scientist in Europe and now the US. Today, more than ever before, estuarine and coastal science is critical to our understanding of natural systems and their interaction with human-induced effects in the coastal zone. My academic training taught me the value of a multi-disciplinary approach; to me this is perfectly represented by ECSA and its scientific membership. Now I believe we need more: we need a ‘stronger together’ approach to make our science heard above the noise. It is for this reason that I want to raise ECSA awareness in the US, not only within existing academic, governmental and consultancy circles, but more importantly among young coastal and estuarine scientists.