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Event The Thirteenth MEDCOAST Congress on Coastal and Marine Sciences, Engineering, Management & Conservation

The biennial MEDCOAST congress in Malta is the thirteenth event of the series that was started in 1993 for contributing to coastal and marine sciences, engineering, management and conservation in general and particularly for the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.


A. Coastal systems, Conservation issues

Geography, geology, geomorphology, sedimentology;
Oceanography, operational oceanography;
Coastal and marine ecosystems, biology and ecology;
Marine mammals, endangered species;
Conservation issues, biodiversity, exotic & invasive species;
Coastal ecosystems management;
Rehabilitation of damaged ecosystems;
Coastal and marine protected areas;
Coastal landscapes;

B. Integrated Coastal Management (ICM)

Theoretical framework and case reports;
Coastal management tools and instruments, databases;
Coastal and marine policy, science and policy integration;
Coastal governance, institutional arrangements;
International efforts and programs in ICM;
Legal, economic and social issues;
Environmental / ecological economics;
Education, public involvement & NGO role, media role;
Evaluation of ICM impacts, coastal management indicators;
Demonstration pilot projects;

C. Coastal management issues

Coastal and submarine archaeology, management of ancient sites, monuments and ship wrecks;
Coastal wetlands, dunes, estuaries, deltas and lagoons;
Beaches and their management;
Water quality management, water and sediment pollution, land based sources, hazardous wastes, ocean acidification, algal blooms, bio- indicators of pollution and monitoring, pollution control;
Marine litter, solid wastes management;
Trans-boundary pollution issues, legal context;
Environmental impacts, coastal degradation,   Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Strategic  Environmental Assessment (SEA);
Disaster prevention, mitigation and management;
Climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation strategies;

D. Sustainable development of coastal/marine areas

Sustainable development concerns, indicators, sustainable development of coastal and marine resources;
Blue economy issues, Integrated Marine Policy (IMP),  coastal and maritime spatial planning (CMSP);
Urban development issues, waterfront renovation;
Coastal tourism planning and management, ecotourism, recreation, marine tourism;
Living resources, fisheries, mariculture;
Marine transportation issues, oil transport;
Marine energy issues
Sitting of major industrial facilities;

E. Coastal engineering, Modelling, Decision support systems, Data management

Coastal, environmental and ecosystem modelling;
Coastal hydrodynamics;
Coastal sediment transport and erosion;
Coastal processes and erosion, shoreline management;
Coastal and ecocoastal engineering;
Water level changes, sea level rise and consequences;
Coastal and marine monitoring;
Use of remote sensing technology and geographic information systems in coastal management

DEADLINES Abstract submission:May 29, 2017 

Acceptance notification: June 19, 2017 

anuscript submission: Aug 07, 2017 

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Event type Conference
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Source conference.medcoast
Geographical coverage Malta,
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Organizer Mediterranean Coastal Foundation
Target audience Euro
Period [31/10/2017 - 04/11/2017]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH