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Abstract submissions for Coastal Hazards in Africa 2020

  • 1.  Abstract submissions for Coastal Hazards in Africa 2020

    Posted 02-04-2020 08:35

    Dear colleagues,

    We are pleased to announce you that the conference Coastal Hazards in Africa, 2020 will be held in Durban, South Africa in October 2020

    • The Call for Abstract submissions to Coastal Hazards in Africa, 2020 is open until the 29 February 2020 
    • Successful submissions will be notified via email during 01 to 07 April 2020.
    • The two-day symposium is scheduled for the 28th and 29th of October 2020
    • For those abstracts accepted, the conference registration fee is Euro 100.00

    The purpose of this meeting is to bring together scientists and managers interested in African coastal zones in order to develop our understanding of these risks and hazards while considering the current state of coastal zones around Africa. Additionally, this meeting provides a platform to discuss and propose measures to address and manage these risks. 

    Main Topics : 

    Erosion and coastal flooding hazards in Africa

    • Coastal system dynamics (continental and marine influences)
    • Shoreline mobility (indicators, processes, coastal cliffs landslides, anthropogenic effects, Holocene
    • Coastal flooding (sea levels, extreme events, sedimentary and historical archives, processes, ...)
    • Climate change and risks of coastal erosion and flooding in Africa

    Pollution and oil spill risks

    • Land occupation and use in African coastal areas
    • Water quality (marine and continental) and pollution in coastal areas
    • Maritime traffic and oil spill risks in African coastal areas
    • Anthropogenic loads and natural disasters in Africa: ecological sensitivity of coastal areas

    Coastal hazards management in Africa 

    • Socioeconomic consequences
    • Coastal facilities vs coastal risks 
    • Management (stakeholders, territories, public policies, decisions, regulations, networks): Examples from African countries
    • GIS: Coastal systems planning and management tools 
    • Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Maritime Spatial Planning: Examples of projects implemented in Africa (interdisciplinary, systemic approaches ...)
    • Coastal and marine Early Warning and Decision Support Systems 
    • Understanding sea-level rise in Africa 

    Please visit the meeting website for more information: 
    Coastal Hazards in Africa, 2020

    Abstracts must be submitted to:

    Best regards,

    The Organising Committee
    Errol Wiles (SAIAB), Bronwyn Goble (ORI), Marilyn Bodasing (ORI), Carlos Loureiro (UKZN)

    Carlos Loureiro
    Honorary Research Fellow
    Geological Sciences │ University of KwaZulu-Natal
    4001 │Durban │ South Africa
    Lecturer in Physical Geography
    Biological and Environmental Sciences │ University of Stirling
    FK9 4LA │Stirling │ UK

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