Littoral 2016

Biarritz, France
25/10/2016 - 29/10/2016

Littoral 2016 "The changing littoral. Anticipation and adaptation to climate change" is the 13th conference of the traditional biennial international event of the Coastal & Marine Union (EUCC). This NPO/NGO was founded in 1989 to promote coastal conservation and sustainable development. It wanted to bridge the gap between scientists, environmentalists, site managers, planners and policy makers. It is presently the largest network of coastal experts in Europe with 15 national branches and several regional offices (the last one "EUCC-Centre Atlantique" was created in 2015 in Biarritz). EUCC-France, the French branch, is proud to organize this conference in Biarritz.

All aspects of coastal research can be presented during the ordinary sessions. The definitive number and content of sessions will depend upon the submitted abstracts. They are provisionally organized in three main thematic groups:

  • Knowledge on coastal environment: state of the art, new tools and approaches in the context of climate change
  • Governance: coastal environment protection, “Clean seas”, integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) and adaptation to climate change
  • Sustainable development and technical approaches in the coastal zone and adaptation to climate change ("Blue Growth")

A series of workshops will focus on special topics or regional environments