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ECSA 60 - Implementing Science-based Solutions and Strategies for Coastal Resilience

2 September 2024 to 5 September 2024
Hangzhou, China

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This event, focusing on the theme "Implementing Science-Based Solutions and Strategies for Coastal Resilience," will be hosted by the State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics, Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, in Hangzhou, China.

Estuaries and coastal seas as well as the population living there are extremely vulnerable to the multiple pressures imposed by global climate and environmental change. Ecosystem functions and services and the livelihoods of the population are impaired by a combination of natural and anthropogenic factors. The latter became more and more important during the time period that is called the 'Anthropocene' by many. These are grand challenges for science as well as for society which call for action towards a more resilient and sustainably used coastal zone.

With a focus on coastal resilience and management, this meeting aims to foster scientific collaboration, knowledge exchange between science and society, and the development of practical strategies and solutions. It serves as a unique platform for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders to collectively address the challenges faced by coastal regions worldwide.

The co-chairs for this meeting are Dr. Jianfang Chen from China and Dr. Salom Vincent from India.

ECSA members requiring financial assistance to attend the conference may make an application for a travel grant - see file below. Applications must be submitted to the Honorary Secretary at gglegg [at] plymouth [dot] ac [dot] uk by the 20th May and are subject to availability. Successful applicants will be informed by the 31st May, which is in time for "early bird" registration. Further information can be found in the attached document below and should be read before completing the form.

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