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SAVE THE DATE and Call for Contributions | Our Coastal Futures - FEC Open Science Conference | 19-22 October 2020
Our Coastal Futures - Save the Date - 20-22 October 2020

SAVE THE DATE and Call for Contributions | Our Coastal Futures – FEC Open Science Conference | 19-22 October 2020 | Gold Coast, Australia

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Our Coastal Futures – FEC Open Science Conference
19-22 October 2020 | Gold Coast, Australia

Transitioning towards a respectful custodianship of our oceans and coasts

Oceans and coasts are changing. We’re listening to those changes. Complex challenges take a diverse community to hear, understand and act.

We are very excited to invite you to save the date for Our Coastal Futures – the next Future Earth Coasts Open Science Conference, which will take place 19-22 October 2020 (with provisions for workshops until October 24) at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, Australia. The conference is organized around interdisciplinary themes and seeks contributions from sciences, arts and humanities, policy and governance and has a strong emphasis on the contribution of Indigenous Knowledge. Our Coastal Futures will be a transdisciplinary, multi-format international conference to share and generate knowledge and enable effective action.

It is organized together by Future Earth Coasts and Future Earth Australia and is an official supporting action towards the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.


Call for contributions is now open:

We are seeking expressions of interest from diverse fields, geographies and people for the following presentation formats:

  • Workshops
  • Panels
  • Virtual Engagement
  • Artistic Expressions
  • Youth Event
  • Yarning (Talking) Circle
  • Other Contributions

Please visit the conference website for further information on the formats and the submission form. Contributions close on the 6th January 2020. 

Abstract submissions for oral presentations and posters will open on the 3rd February 2020.  Further information will be released at the time of opening.

You can find more information on the conference website: coastalfuturesconference.com.

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