It is with pleasure that we announce the acceptance of a special session (#0062) hosted jointly by Future Earth Coasts (FEC) and Lagoons for Life at this year’s ECSA 58 – EMECS 13 conference in Hull, United Kingdom, 7-11 September 2020

Details of the special session #0062:

Session Title: Integrating in-situ data, models and Earth Observation towards coastal sustainable management

Session Number: 0062

Session hosts: Eirini Politi1, Sebastian Ferse2, Ángel Pérez-Ruzafa3, Georg Umgiesser4, Valerie Cummins5

1 Chair, Lagoons for Life, Odermatt & Brockmann GmbH, Zurich, Switzerland

2 Executive Director, Future Earth Coasts, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Germany

3 Ecology and Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Group, Department of Ecology and Hydrology, University of Murcia, Spain

4 Oceanography, Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR), National Research Council (CNR), Italy

5 Chair, Future Earth Coasts Scientific Steering Committee, University College Cork, Ireland

Session abstract:

Future Earth Coasts and Lagoons for Life invite contributions to this multidisciplinary session aiming to bring together researchers and management practitioners in the global coastal and transitional waters zone. Having recognised that evidence-based solutions require integration of information from a variety of sources, including in-situ data, modelling and Earth Observation, this session aims to showcase success stories and discuss innovative practices in multi-source data integration for coastal zone management. Covering themes from traditional field campaigns, to ex situ conservation, citizen science, machine-learning and state-of-the-art remote sensing techniques, this session will highlight ways to combine this wide range of complex information and (Big) data for improved and holistic management of coastal and transitional waters. We encourage contributions from a range of scientists and researchers (e.g. ecologists, conservationists, modellers and remote sensing scientists) and aim to stimulate discussions across disciplines as well as with policy makers and managers.

 

To submit an abstract for this session (deadline 27 March 2020) click here.