Obituary - Julius Ibukun Agboola

Obituary Julius smallThe Future Earth Coasts project is saddened to announce the sudden and untimely death of our colleague Julius.

Julius was a valued member of our community. He was devoted to elevating coastal issues and research throughout Africa and he worked tirelessly to try to achieve this. He has made a significant contribution to coastal sustainability research and in particular promoting African coastal research and especially the role of young African coastal researchers.

We send our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

He will be greatly missed by us all

Welcome to Future Earth Coasts

A project to support sustainability and adaptation to global change in the coastal zone

Our goal is to strengthen the science-policy interface and contribute to securing sustainable coastal futures in the new epoch called the  Anthropocene. We aim to develop a scientific and technological community from all disciplines for the co-design and co-production of knowledge that will engage with policymakers, business, industry and other stakeholders. 

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Our landscape of enquiry

We are a core project of Future Earth. Our work is structured to support the delivery of science-derived solutions that address global environmental and societal challenges, and designed to broaden global change science to promote a transition to sustainability.

Our vision is to support transformation to a sustainable and resilient future for society and nature on the coast, by facilitating innovative, integrated and impactful science. Aligned to the structure of strategic and integrated Earth system research under Future Earth our work is organised in four inter-related themes.

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Dynamic coasts explores how and why coastal systems are ever-changing from both natural processes and human interventions. Our analysis addresses how changes impact the future provision of ecosystem services, risk and vulnerability of human activities with implications for future development options.

Human development and coasts considers the consequences of human activity on coastal systems to produce frameworks to address constraints and opportunities for sustainability. It explores how human systems can be sustained without adversely affecting the resilience and services provided by coastal ecosystems within future coastal development planning.

Pathways to coastal sustainability explores prevailing practices, institutional structures and processes of development. The analysis addresses the root causes of unsustainable outcomes and maladaptive practices to understand limits, barriers and opportunities in the face of change, turbulence and surprise.

Our coastal futures will chart a new landscape to co-design and co-produce knowledge to develop scenarios for more sustainable coastal futures. We will work with key actors and networks from governments, private sector, civil society, and the science/research community to develop capacity to anticipate and adapt to global coastal change.

Would you like to contribute your science and projects to Future Earth Coasts?

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00 353 (0)21 486 4308


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MaREI Centre, Beaufort Building
University College Cork
Haulbowline Rd, Ringaskiddy
Co. Cork Ireland