CoastGis 2011 - Belgium
Marine and Coastal Spatial Planning
The coast is where land meets sea – and where many varied disciplines and challenges also meet. Climate change, environmental planning and monitoring, coastal zone management, urban development, pollution, natural risk management, flooding, economic impact of marine industries – it all happens at the coast. And many governments, including the European Commission acting at pan-European level, now formally recognise the importance of holistic Marine and Coastal Spatial Planning in order to meet the challenges presented in managing our coastlines more effectively – and preserving them for future generations in a time of global sea level change and economic uncertainty.
Focus of the CoastGIS Conferences has expanded beyond technology and applications alone, to now encompass a wider range of subjects, including for example data access and sharing policies, information infrastructures, planning and socio-economic issues. However, papers selected for presentation at the conferences should still focus on how information and communications technologies (ICT) aid marine and coastal zone researchers, managers, government planners and decision makers – and the public – in better understanding and managing their fragile coastal resources in a sustainable manner.
|Event starts:||Monday 05 September 2011|
|Event ends:||Thursday 08 September 2011|
|City where event takes place:||Oostende|
|Country where event takes place:||Belgium|
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