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EGU General Assembly 2022 (EGU22) – submissions open

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2022, 3-8 April 2022, Vienna, Austria

The EGU General Assembly 2022 (EGU22) will be a conference with a virtual component where everybody is welcome, in person or online! The organisers plan for the format of the conference to be flexible, giving the opportunity to more easily adapt to the uncertain global context. Submissions are now open for two EGU22 coastal sessions, co-sponsored by the Commission on Coastal Systems (CCS) of the International Geographical Union (IGU):

GM6.7: Coastal Zone Geomorphological Interactions: Natural versus Human-Induced Driving Factors

The session will be organised for the fourteenth time at the EGU2021 General Assembly and gives priority to the subjects of coastal geomorphology: evolution of coastal landforms, coastal morphodynamics, coastline alterations and various associated processes in the coastal zone, e.g. waves and sediment drift, which shape coastal features and cause morphological changes.

This session explores the interactions between natural geomorphic processes and human interventions in the coastal zone. Topics include work on predicting shoreline change and the effects of human activities on the coast, including coastal vulnerability to natural and human-related hazards, coastal and environmental sensitivity classifications and risk assessments, impacts on coastal dune fields, eco-restoration and re-building of coastal environments, Marine Spatial Planning, and Integrated Coastal Management.

This session is being organised by Margarita Stancheva (Bulgaria), Andreas Baas (UK), Hannes Tonnison (Estonia), Giorgio Anfuso (Spain) and Guillaume Brunier (France). Session link.

GM6.9: Coastal morphodynamics: nearshore, beach and dunes

The session will be organised for the fifth time at the EGU2022 General Assembly. Examining the morphodynamics of coasts from the nearshore through to inland dune systems is a fundamental requirement in understanding their short- to long-term behaviour. Examination of complex interactions between these interconnected systems has become essential for the understanding, analysis and ultimately, the management of our coasts.

This session welcomes contributions from coastal scientists interested in the measurement and modelling of physical processes and responses within the three sub-units over various spatial and temporal scales. It will highlight the latest scientific developments in our understanding of this part of the planet’s geomorphic system and will facilitate knowledge exchange between the submerged (e.g., nearshore waves, currents, and sediment transport) and sub-aerial (e.g., beach and aeolian dune dynamics) zones.

This session is being organised by Irene Delgado-Fernandez (UK), Emilia Guisado-Pintado (Spain) and Derek Jackson (UK). Session link.

Abstract submission deadline: 12 January 2022, 13:00 CET!

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