The COAST-Bordeaux 2017 event will take place this year in Domaine du Haut Carré, France. Running from 7-10 November 2017, the event will bring together an international scientific symposium on coastal and coastline zones. It will also bring together a forum where scientists, professionals of maritime activities, community services and elected officials will be able to discuss isssues related to the impacts of global changes on these areas. The symposium and the forum will share a final synthesis session, in the form of a round table open to the public (within the capacity of the auditorium), moderated by a journalist.
Interested researchers are encouraged to visit the event website to submit abstracts for oral communications or posters by 31 May 2017.
The International Symposium
Direct pressure from climate change on coastal areas, but also from more local natural and anthropogenic pressures, will be addressed. At the same time, the issue of the relationships between pressures, impacts, vulnerabilities, risks and integrated environmental management will be another important axis of the program. From this point of view, the focus will be on both the coastal zones that are at the heart of concerns, but also on adjacent areas that have an influence on them (watersheds, rivers and estuaries, ocean offshore).
If the purpose of a scientific symposium is to promote exchanging new knowledge, exchanges of know-how, especially from those who exploit, use and value aquatic environments will be promoted through a forum called “rencontres”. It will complement the symposium to show how, and concretely, adaptations to sudden or more progressive changes can be anticipated. Fishing, oyster farming, aquaculture, coastal and coastline management, implementation of protected marine areas, wind farms, and artificial reefs are all subjects on which the "rencontres" will have to debate about.