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National Information SSA 17 Izmit Bay: Video coverage on TRT2

European Coastal and Marine Policies Ready for download on-line!
SPICOSA partners have organized two workshops during the conference
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2nd International Symposium on Integrated Coastal Zone Management
3rd – 7th July, Arendal, Norway Hosted by The Institute Of Marine Research, Norway – SPICOSA partner

The Symposium will be hosted by The Institute Of Marine Research, Norway.
Early registration is open!
Important dates:
• Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2011
• Abstract acceptance notification: 1 March 2011
• Early registration deadline: 1 April 2011
More information available at: www.imr.no/iczm



LITTORAL 2010 "Adapting to global change at the coast: Leadership, Innovation, and Investment"
Royal Geographical Society, London.
www.coastnet.org.uk/international-committee and the Conference website


The SPICOSA project has sponsored the LITTORAL 2010 Conference, which took place in London, 21st  to 23rd  September and organised its annual forum during this event. The 3rd edition of the ICZM-SPICOSA Forum: Prospects for Systems Science Assessments in support of ICZM was a great opportunity to meet and exchange views not only with the partners but also with policy makers, coastal managers, academic & research community, related projects from all Europe and beyond. In this forum the SPICOSA team demonstrated the System Approach Framework (SAF) approach developed and tested under the Project and illustrated its application using  examples from a selection of the 18 Study Site Applications (SSA). Moreover, a SPICOSA Permanent Poster Exhibition during the three days of conference was presented the SAF experiment carried out in the SSAs, from the issue to the results and outpus.

The ICZM-SPICOSA Forum: Full Programme


International summer school on ‘Climate Change in the Baltic’
From 5 - 18 Sept 2010, the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemuende (IOW) will host an international summer school on ‘Climate Change in the Baltic: From global problems to local adaptation’. Since summer 2002 IOW, together with the Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the Research Centre GKSS Geesthacht, offers annual summer schools in a rotating schedule. A team of prominent lecturers from all 3 institutions together with a group of 20 participants will through lectures and hands-on exercises cover topics such as global scenarios, models and consequences, risks, vulnerability & adaptation, marine ecology, marine chemistry, ecosystem modelling and coastal protection.  EUCC – the Coastal & Marine Union, Germany will support the summer school as local organisers.

Application is open to graduates or post-graduates, preferably in natural, life or geosciences, yet other applicants with a strong interest in coastal research and climate change are welcome, too. Deadline for application is 15 May 2010.
More information can be found under: www.io-warnemuende.de/summer-school-2010-en.html

LOICZ, GKSS Storm Surge Congress
Risk and Management of current and future Storm Surges
13-17 September 2010, Hamburg, Germany. Call for abstracts – extended deadline 31st march 2010! More details at http://meetings.copernicus.org/ssc2010/

SEATECHWEEK Brest 2010 - International Marine Science and Technology Week
21st - 25th June, Brest, France LE QUARTZ Conference centre. More details at www.seatechweek-brest.org

ICCCM’10 International Conference on Coastal Conservation and Management in the Atlantic and Mediterranean
11th – 17th April, Estoril, Cascais, Portugal SPICOSA team members will potentially present and share their findings at this conference! Please find more information at http://icccm.dcea.fct.unl.pt

European Maritime Day Stakeholder Conference
19th – 21st May, Gijon, Spain The SPICOSA team is planning to organize a workshop session at this occasion dedicated to ‘Sharing knowledge to implement the Water Framework Directive and the Marine Strategy Directive in coastal waters’ . More information on this workshop will be provided in due time. Participation in the conference is free of charge! More information

SPICOSA 5th SAF Meeting, 3-5 February 2010, Istanbul, Turkey
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SPICOSA training workshop in Stockholm
Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th November 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden
Training material

4th European Conference on Coastal Lagoon Research, Research and Management for the Conservation of Coastal Lagoon Ecosystems, South - North comparisons
14th -18th December, Montpellier, France Various SPICOSA partner presentations at this occasion are planned! Learn more at conference website

MEDCOAST 2009 - The Ninth International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment
10th –14th November, Sochi, Russia www.medcoast.org.tr

Guadiana Estuary team (SSA11) organizes SPICOSA workshop
26 and 27 June 2009 Workshop details (in Portuguese)

ICZM SPICOSA Forum event 2009 in Rome
SPICOSA team organized the FORUM 2009 – Prospects for Systems Science Assessments in support of ICZM at the occasion of the System Approach Workshop (SAF) on Wednesday 10th June at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) Headquarters - Piazzale Aldo Moro n. 7, Rome (Italy). Presentions online...

ICZM SPICOSA Forum event 2008 in Brest
The 1st edition of the ICZM-SPICOSA Forum has been a real success! 175 participants have joined the forum on 16th of October, in Brest at the occasion of the SeaTechWeek event. Read more