Coastal cybernetics is aimed at the development of approaches that consider the interconnectedness of various components of the coastal zone, including natural and human systems. This can involve balancing conflicting interests, such as conservation and development. A cybernetic approach might facilitate communication and collaboration between researchers, policymakers, and the public to promote understanding and awareness of coastal issues and their cybernetic solutions.
Launched in August 2023, FEC CYBER-COAST is a group dedicated to studying coastal environmental changes using cybernetics and ecological energetics. Their main focus is understanding feedback interactions in ecosystems, especially the role of ecosystem engineers. Through idea sharing and collaboration, CYBER-COAST will create a framework for interpreting coastal environmental changes using cybernetics and ecological energetics, aiming to provide operational forecasts and guidelines for ecosystem management. Additionally, the group will seek funding and leverage its diverse consortium partners to advance ecosystem conservation and sustainable coastal development globally.
Date: 20 October
Time: 11am UTC
The event is a convergence of cutting-edge research and collaborative action, highlighting the significance of embracing change in our ecosystems and understanding the temporal variability in critical transitions. Experts from the Cyber-Coast working group will present and share their research concepts, enhancing our comprehension of coastal dynamics through a cybernetic lens, and emphasizing the intricate interplay between bioturbation, energy utilization, information processing, and sediment dynamics. Moreover, it will address the pressing issues of our era with a profound analysis of ecosystem functioning changes in anthropogenized estuaries, offering crucial insights into our global future. This event will also encapsulate the spirit of Marine SABRES, an EU-funded research project that unites 21 partners in a mission to restore marine biodiversity and promote a sustainable blue economy through practical ecosystem-based management. By co-developing and testing socio-ecological systems in diverse marine regions, it exemplifies the journey toward making ecosystem-based management a tangible and impactful reality.
We look forward to your presence at this important event. Feel free to invite colleagues and friends who share an interest in this critical topic. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you for considering our invitation, and we hope to see you at the webinar.