Session Title: Integrating in-situ data, models and Earth Observation towards coastal sustainable management
Lagoons for Life and Future Earth Coasts are co-hosting a special session at ECSA 58-EMECS 13 in September in Hull, UK this year. You are warmly invited to submit abstracts and join the discussion.
Session hosts: Eirini Politi1, Sebastian Ferse2, Ángel Pérez-Rufaza3, Georg Umgiesser4, Valerie Cummins5
1 Chair, Lagoons for Life, Odermatt & Brockmann GmbH, Zurich, Switzerland
2 Executive Director, Future Earth Coasts, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Germany
3 Ecology and Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Group, Department of Ecology and Hydrology, University of Murcia, Spain
4 Oceanography, Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR), National Research Council (CNR), Italy
5 Chair, Future Earth Coasts Executive Committee, University College Cork, Ireland
Future Earth Coasts and Lagoons for Life invite contributions to this multidisciplinary session aiming to bring together researchers and management practitioners in the global coastal and transitional waters zone. Having recognised that evidence-based solutions require integration of information from a variety of sources, including in-situ data, modelling and Earth Observation, this session aims to showcase success stories and discuss innovative practices in multi-source data integration for coastal zone management. Covering themes from traditional field campaigns, to ex situ conservation, citizen science, machine-learning and state-of-the-art remote sensing techniques, this session will highlight ways to combine this wide range of complex information and (Big) data for improved and holistic management of coastal and transitional waters. We encourage contributions from a range of scientists and researchers (e.g. ecologists, conservationists, modellers and remote sensing scientists) and aim to stimulate discussions across disciplines as well as with policy makers and managers.
Abstract submission deadline: 27 March 2020
To submit your abstract and more details of the conference please refer to the conference website.