Who We Are

Please find detailed information on our organizational structure in our governance provisions. These provisions are a ‘living document’ that will be revised regularly. Below you find short descriptions of the core bodies of FEC.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of Future Earth Coasts is the decision-making group of the programme. The committee’s role is to define, develop and prioritize plans for Future Earth Coasts. Furthermore it ensures that the activities of Future Earth Coasts contribute to the agenda of Future Earth and other relevant networks and programs.

International Project Office

The IPO is the focal point for management and administration, communication and network development. It serves as the secretariat for Future Earth Coasts and administers the project on a day-to-day basis. It is responsible for assisting the Executive Committee in all aspects of its work and liaising with key stakeholders.

Regional Engagement Partners

Our Regional Engagement Partners act as ‘local’ offices to coordinate and promote coastal global change research at the regional and local level, and act as a ‘home’ to regional and local coastal research and practice communities.

FEC Acadamy

The FEC Academy is a core body of distinguished scientists, researchers, practitioners and stakeholders with a shared interest in the sustainable development of the world’s coasts. Membership of the FEC Academy will be expanded and is by invitation only.

FEC Fellows

Researchers, practitioners and stakeholders, who wish to link their own activities and/or research with Future Earth Coasts are welcome to become a FEC Fellow. Find out more on our FEC Fellows page.

Affiliated Activities

Future Earth Coasts depends upon an active and engaged community of interest and practice. Those engaged in relevant activities are encouraged to approach Future Earth Coasts for affiliation.