Coastal Zone 2021 aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of coastal ecosystem and ocean sciences. It also provides an interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of coastal zone management.
Track-1: Coastal Ecosystem and its Management
Coastal ecosystems are areas where land and water join to create an environment with a distinct structure, diversity, and flow of energy. It includes salt marshes, mangroves, wetlands, estuaries, and bays and is home to many different types of plants and animals. It is to avoid erosion and floods, and also stops erosion to claim lands. Its goal is to: “preserve, protect, develop, enhance, and restore, the coastal resources.” Discuss new techniques or ideas which could be used to manage the coastal ecosystem.
Coastal Recreation Conference | Marine Robotics Conference | Coastal Structures Conference | Coastal Engineering Conference | Coastal Living Conference
Track-2: Coastal Areas and their Biodiversity
Coastal Areas are intensively used dynamic areas which act as the interface between land and sea and also include different landforms occurring in the coast. These areas are covered with diverse range of flora and fauna which needs to be protected from getting extinct. Discuss different life diversities found at the coastal areas.
Coastal Processes Conference | Coastal Ecology Conference | Coastal Processes Conference | Ocean Trenches Conference | Coastal Oceanography Conference
Track-3: Coastal Resources and Processes
By being adjacent to water, coastal regions include fish and other types of marine life that are important food sources for humans. Coasts also contain sand and other sediments, which are valuable resources for maintaining healthy beach and dune systems. The coastal zone is a dynamic part of the Earth's surface where both marine and atmospheric processes produce rocky coasts, as well as beaches and dunes, barriers and tidal inlets, and shape deltas.
Coastal Oceanography Conference | Ocean Trenches Conference | Coastal Recreation Conference | Coastal Ecology Conference | Marine Robotics Conference
Track-4: Coastal Economics and Tourism
Economy statistics describe the economic value of activities directly or indirectly related to the use of oceans, or coastal zone resources. And also, know how Tourism affects the Economic status of the coastal ecosystem from economy experts worldwide.
Coastal Processes Conference | Coastal Structures Conference | Coastal Engineering Conference | Marine Pollution Conference | Coastal Living Conference
Track-5: Coastal Archaeology
Coastal Archaeological sites (environment, history, settlements and findings), shallow water coastal archaeological surveys and near shore wrecks, methodology of the research (direct surveys, remote sensing, etc.), conservation of the coastal archaeological sites, cultural tourism, coastal and underwater archaeological itineraries.
Ocean Trenches Conference | Coastal Ecology Conference | Coastal Processes Conference | Coastal Engineering Conference | Coastal Living Conference
Track-6: Coastal Sustainability and Climate
Coastal Sustainability exposes students to the reality that maintaining the quality of life and benefits that the ocean has provided to humankind while sustaining the integrity of ocean ecosystems, requires changes in how we view, plan, manage, govern and use ocean resources and coastal areas. And also, how it affects the costal climate?
Marine Pollution Conference | Coastal Structures Conference | Marine Robotics Conference | Coastal Recreation Conference | Coastal Oceanography Conference
Track-7: Coastal Pollution and Habitat destruction
Damage or destruction of habitats kills the plants and animals responsible for the habitat's ecological functions and, in some cases, its survival and regeneration. This pressure focuses on destruction of intertidal habitats and two types of sub tidal habitats, soft bottom and hard bottom. These habitats include coral reefs, sea grasses and mangrove forests, but do not include sea ice, which is accounted for elsewhere. Discuss how Coastal Pollution is responsible for Habitat destruction.
Coastal Recreation Conference | Coastal Processes Conference | Marine Pollution Conference | Ocean Trenches Conference | Coastal Engineering Conference
Track-8: Coastal Mangroves and Corals
Mangroves help reduce vulnerability to climate-related coastal hazards whereas Life in the ocean comprises of Cute and cuddly, creepy and crawly, gigantic and microscopic organisms in millions of shapes and size. Learn more about Corals and Mangroves and discuss how they are important for coastal ecosystem management.
Marine Pollution Conference | Coastal Recreation Conference | Coastal Oceanography Conference | Marine Robotics Conference | Coastal Structures Conference
Track-9: Coastal Geology and Engineering
Coastal Geology studies have a particular emphasis on near-shore processes, coastal sedimentation and erosion, remote sensing of reefs, geologic history of Hawaiian reefs, Pacific basin sea level history, and submarine landslides. And also, discuss how genetic engineering affects coastal ecosystem.
Coastal Engineering Conference | Coastal Processes Conference | Coastal Ecology Conference | Ocean Trenches Conference | Marine Robotics Conference
Track-10: Coastal Conservation Acts
Discuss about different ACTs which are responsible for conserving the Coastal Ecosystem and how their work is affecting the environment.
Coastal Living Conference | Coastal Processes Conference | Coastal Recreation Conference | Coastal Oceanography Conference | Marine Pollution Conference
The coastal zone makes up only 10% of the ocean environment but is home to over 90% of all marine species. For example, of the 13,200 known species of marine fish, almost 80% are coasts. According to the UN, around 3.6 billion people, or 60% of the world’s population, live within 60km of the coast. And 80% of all tourism takes place in coastal areas. Most of the goods we extract from the ocean - from fish to oil and gas - come from coastal regions. Coastal ecosystems also provide a range of services that benefit people around the world.
Coastal zones include the entire continental shelf and occupy about 18% of the surface of the globe, supplying about 90% of global fish catch and accounts for some 25% of global primary productivity while at the same time being some of the most endangered regions on the planet. This growth, which has reached its peak in recent decades, exerts pressures on the environmental and cultural resources of coastal areas, and negatively affects the social, economic and cultural patterns. Offshore oil & gas is the world's biggest marine industry where production alone can have a value of more than $300 billion per annum.
With members from around the world focused on learning about coastal zone and ocean sciences, this is the best opportunity to reach the largest assemblage of participants from the Coastal study. Conduct demonstrations, distribute information, acquire knowledge about current and trending coastal management ways, make a splash with a new research, and receive name recognition at this 2-day event. World-renowned speakers, the most recent techniques, tactics, and the newest updates in Industrial Robotics fields are hallmarks of this conference.
Scope of Conference:
The purpose of Coastal Zone conference is
1. To maximize the benefits and minimize the conflicts and harmful effects of activities upon resources and the environment.
2. To promote linkages between sectorial activities at coastal area development in an ecologically sustainable fashion.
3. To protect habitats i.e. wetlands, coral reefs and their water quality and also prevents the loss of life, while for others it provides a means of public access to coastal areas.
The Global Universities:
- Grantham Institute - Climate Change and Environment, Imperial College London
- Oxford Environmental Change Institute
- Cabot Institute, University of Bristol
- Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH)
- European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
- Curie Institute (Paris)
- Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
- Tyndall Centre for Climate Change ResearchInstitute of Ecosystem Study (CNR-ISE)
- Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
- Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)
- Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO)
- Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, New York
- The Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York
- Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota (Ion E), St. Paul, MN
- Cooperative Institute for Arctic Research, Alaska
- Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
- Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS)
- Centre for Global Change & Earth Observations (CGCEO), USA
- Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR)
- Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR)
- National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI)
- Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT)
- International Research Centre for Water and Environment (IRCWE)
- Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES)
- Israel Institute for Biological Research (IBR)
- Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)
- The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
- Environmental and Climate Change Research Institute - ECCRI
- Korea Environment Institute (KEI)
Major Organizations and Associations:
- Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia
- World Meteorological Organization
- International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
- Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
- Kano State Environmental Planning and Protection Agency
- Federal Office for the Environment
- Australian Student Environment Network
- Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
- European Environment Agency
- Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment