Prof. Dr. Alice Newton

Professor, DCTMA – Department of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences

FEC Executive Committee Position: Representative "Regional Engagement Partners"

Dr. Newton is a chemical oceanographer focusing on the assessment of eutrophication in coastal lagoons and coastal social-ecological systems. She has more than 30 years of experience in coordinating several international and national research programmes across scientific disciplines such as Land-Oceans Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ), a forerunner of Future Earth Coasts.

Dr. Newton advises various national, international and multinational governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as research funding agencies, on aspects of science-policy implementation, (e.g. the Water Framework Directive, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Regional Seas Commissions and the UN 2nd World Ocean Assessment).

"I am particularly interested in international capacity building of early career researchers and the development of interdisciplinary higher education programmes (post-graduate,Master and PhD). I am also very interested strengthening cross-linkages between Future Earth Coasts, Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) and Future Earth Ocean Knowledge Action Networks (Ocean KAN)."

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Which themes and hotspots of Future Earth Coasts are you addressing with your work?

Themes: Human Development and Coasts, Pathways to Coastal Sustainability

Hotspots: Urbanization in coastal zones, River-Mouth Systems, Deltas and Estuaries