Organizational structure

Please find detailed information on our organizational structure in our governance provisions. These provisions are a ‘living document’ that will be revised regularly. All FEC members are welcome to voice any feedback, concerns or suggestions to the lead IPO (info[at]
Below you find short descriptions of the core bodies of FEC.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of Future Earth Coasts is the decision-making group of the programme. The committee’s role is to define, develop and prioritize plans for Future Earth Coasts. Furthermore it ensures that the activities of Future Earth Coasts contribute to the agenda of Future Earth and other relevant networks and programs. Find a list of the current members of the Executive Committee here.

International Project Office

The International Project Office is the focal point for management and administration, communication and network development. It serves as the secretariat or Future Earth Coasts and administers the project on a day-to-day basis. It is responsible for assisting the Executive Committee in all aspects of its work and liaising with key stakeholders at regional, national and local levels. Find out more about the IPO and the current staff list here.

Regional Engagement Partners

Our Regional Engagement Partners act as ‘local’ offices to coordinate and promote coastal global change research at the regional and local level, and act as a ‘home’ to regional and local coastal research and practice communities. Find out more about them and their current work here.

FEC Academy

The Future Earth Coasts Academy is a core body of distinguished and eminent scientists, researchers, practitioners and stakeholders with a shared interest in the sustainable development of the world’s coasts. Membership of the FEC Academy will be expanded over the coming years and is by invitation only. Find out more about the current FEC Academy members here.

FEC Fellows

Researchers, practitioners and stakeholders, who wish to link their own activities and/or research with Future Earth Coasts are welcome to become a FEC Fellow. Find out more on the benefits and how to become a FEC Fellow here.

Affiliated Activities

Future Earth Coasts depends upon an active and engaged community of interest and
practice. Researchers, activists, practitioners, project representatives and individuals engaged in relevant activities are encouraged to approach Future Earth Coasts for affiliation. Find out more here.

The Advisory Board of Future Earth Coasts provides advice to, endorses, and provides oversight of the Future Earth Coasts Program. Its role is to ensure the societal and academic relevance of Future Earth Coasts activities by providing advice and feedback on the program’s delivery. The Advisory Board consists of  experts and advocates from disciplines and fields relevant to the progression of Future Earth Coasts’ objectives.

(The Advisory Board is currently being populated.)