TCS22 Call for Papers
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Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future
The Coastal Society's 22nd International Conference
June 13-June 16, 20010
Wilmington, North Carolina
Abstract submission deadline for TCS 22 has passed.
The Coastal Society invites submissions for papers, panels and posters that:
- Provide information, knowledge, actions, activities and solutions relevant to solving contemporary coastal problems;
- Integrate science, management, policy and decision-making; and
- Present questions, ideas or case studies that encourage dialogue and sharing of solutions
Preference will be given to presentations, panels and posters that complement the conference's theme of adapting to the changing landscape of ocean and coastal resource management and fit into one of the 5 conference tracks. Ideally, presentations and posters should provide case studies or offer innovative solutions in order to spark interactive discussion among the conference attendees during the sessions.
Submissions may take the form of an individual paper, presentation or poster or as a three-person to four-person Panel Session. Submissions should provide case studies or offer innovative solutions to issues that will encourage interactive discussion among conference attendees. Proposals for Panel Sessions are encouraged to incorporate presentations from different disciplines and regions and to offer a diverse set of solutions and opportunity for richer dialogue. TCS 22 has limited space to host full-day and half-day workshops. Submissions for workshops are invited and should be relevant to one of the five conference tracks.
For more guidelines on abstract submission, please visit the abstract submission page.
250 word abstracts are due Friday, November 6, 2009.
Acceptance will be provided to principle authors by December 18, 2009.
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To complement the TCS 22 theme of adaptation to the changing landscape of ocean and coastal resource management, the conference will be organized within the following tracks:
The ever-changing nature and characteristics of the shorelines of our coasts and the Great Lakes presents substantial challenges for every stakeholder group, including coastal managers, scientists, property owners, government, non-governmental organizations and interest groups. There is also a need to link shoreline and upland coastal environments. Adapting to changing shorelines will require innovative and creative strategies. This track invites submissions that relate to:
- Innovative beach management strategies;
- Managing living shorelines;
- Emerging engineering practices;
- Habitat creation and restoration;
- Scientific advances and improved knowledge of coastal systems; and
- New and proposed approaches to addressing policy issues associated with beach management, erosion and other shoreline challenges.
Climate change adaptation means addressing a wide-range of issues and developing new approaches. It includes understanding and addressing sea level rise, coastal hazards, physical and chemical changes to ocean waters, estuarine and marine ecosystem changes and governance and response strategies. It also includes engaging experts and stakeholders in interdisciplinary efforts. Effectively communicating to the public the science and risks of climate change will be critical to improving the understanding of the issues and encouraging collaborative solutions. This track invites submissions that relate to:
- Coastal hazards: storm prediction capability, changes in storm frequency and intensity and pre- and post-storm planning;
- Sea level rise: trends, property and infrastructure impacts, habitat loss and barrier island and inlet changes;
- Physico-chemical changes to the ocean: carbon sequestration, ocean acidification and ocean warming trends and impacts;
- Estuarine and marine ecosystem biodiversity: species distribution and estuarine, wetland and ocean habitat changes; and
- Response strategies: information needs, science and risk communication, mitigation and adaptation planning and local-scale decision support tools.
Adapting to climate change also means adapting to changes in our coastal environments. The coast continues to be a popular location to live and play. Therefore, effective management of land uses and water resource uses plays an increasingly critical role in protecting and improving environments currently under stress from development and other activities. The connection between land use and environmental quality becomes better understood with improvements in science and knowledge, and non-conventional design strategies are gaining ground as effective methods to improve the protection of coastal resources and minimize natural habitat loss. This track invites submissions that relate to:
- Low Impact Development, Smart Growth and Conservation Design;
- Watershed restoration plans and TMDL implementation;
- Habitat restoration and conservation;
- The state of coastal fauna and natural systems;
- Coastal aquatic and terrestrial invasive species; and
- Effects of industrial uses on coastal ecosystems.
The many facets of economies so critical to coastal communities and regions are currently experiencing significant changes and impacts from national and global forces. The traditional coastal economies of fishing, commercial development, tourism, recreation, energy production, shipping, transportation and urban activities are facing many challenges. However, these challenges also provide opportunities to consider the future of the coasts, where new and emerging economic conditions can enhance those traditional industries. This track invites submissions that relate to:
- Working waterways and waterfronts;
- Ports, harbors and coastal industries;
- Community development;
- New approaches for tourism and recreation;
- Energy production; and
- Sustainable economic development strategies.
Human dimensions – social, demographic and policy aspects of coastal communities – are at the forefront of many current and future coastal management challenges. Increasing populations and changing human behaviors create cumulative pressures on the coastal and marine environments, which can then compromise the quality and productivity of these important natural resources. Such pressures traditionally have been addressed with solutions aimed at individual behavior change or research derived from a single discipline, and it has become critical to rethink current approaches to provide innovative solutions. This track invites submissions that relate to:
- How to apply a broad array of social science disciplines to both assess and improve coastal resources;
- The value of interdisciplinary, collaborative and cooperative science and management;
- Issues of environmental ethics and environmental justice;
- Means of sociopolitical adaptation, as societies influence and shape new coastal policies; and
- Issues of equity, as they relate to the use, understanding, and enjoyment of marine coastal resources by people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural, and economic backgrounds.