FROM JANUARY 2019 THE FEC INTERNATIONAL PROJECT OFFICE WILL HAVE A NEW HOME
Future Earth Coasts announces a new hosting arrangement for its International Project Office following 4 successful years hosted by the MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork.
After a call for Expressions of Interest to host the International Project Office (IPO) of Future Earth Coasts, we are very excited to announce that we received 5 responses from 5 world leading organisations at the forefront for exploring aspects of sustainability for the World’s coasts. These organisations are:
From Germany: Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)
From China: Jointly from the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC) & Key Laboratory of Coastal Environmental Processes and Ecological Remediation (KLCEPER), Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research
From Australia: The Southern Cross University
From the USA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech); Coastal@VT initiative
From the USA: The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Integration and Application Network (UMCES IAN) for Communication components
To ensure that Future Earth Coasts truly represents a global community of interest for evolving sustainable pathways for coastal zones, we are exploring the option for ZMT to form the IPO as a coordinating lead hub with other organisations constituting Regional Project Offices of a distributed IPO arrangement.
We will be convening a meeting hosted by SKELEC in Shanghai, China 9-13 October to realise this unique opportunity to construct an innovative and transformative arrangement to provide the platform and architecture, founded around transdisciplinary Working Groups, to ensure that research from the sciences of all disciplines is able to contribute to sustainability of the World’s coastal zones.
View the Future Earth Coasts IPO INFOGRAPHIC with highlights from 2016-2018