Follow up on: Storm Surges Congress 2010

Risk and Management of current and future Storm Surges

Storm Surges Congress
Risk and Management of current and future Storm Surges

at the University of Hamburg, Germany

13-17 September 2010

Book of Abstracts click here
Presentations and Poster click here
Proceedings coming soon
Conference Website click here
Conference Program click here

Storm surges represent a major type of natural hazard, frequently causing substantial losses of lives and economic damages.
Besides climate change drivers, storm surges are exacerbated by anthropogenic forcing including intensive land and sea use along the river-coast continuum.
How do we deal with the present level of risk?
How do we respond to changing future conditions?

Answers require interdisciplinary approaches and to overcome the traditional fragmentation in scientific and coastal user discussions and management systems. We strongly encouraged multiple stakeholders, coastal users and decision-makeres, scientists, and particularly young colleagues from diverse fields of expertise, to participate with knowledge and share their experience.

Plenary sessions and moderated poster sessions underpinned by roundtabel discussions should encourage cross-disciplinary exchange. The goal is also to provide useful outcome information subsequent to the congress in various forms of dissemination.

The Congress has been organized by LOICZ IPO and the Director Dr. Hans von Storch of the Institute for Coastal Research of the GKSS Research Centre in Geesthacht.

Support by:

Support by Support by

Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau - Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute

University of Hamburg

IASC - International Arctic Science Committee

Deutscher Wetter Dienst - German weather service

Landesbetrieb Straßen, Brücken und Gewässer - Agency for Roads, Bridges and Waters

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) / Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)

Hamburg Port Authority

KlimaCampus Hamburg

Bundesamts fur Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie - Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany

Ministerium für Landwirtschaft, Umwelt und ländliche Räume

European Space Agency

Contact to Congress Manager

Marcus Lange Marcus Lange

Contact to Congress Manager Marcus Lange

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