Who can attend?

We specifically target and invite early-career scientists and young managers and practitioners from local authorities. A relationship to coastal management is required and the maximum age is 35 years. The selection of YLF participants will be based on geographical and gender balance, personal history, and scientific quality, with a focus on recently identified coastal ‘Hotspots’. The selection committee will focus on candidates’ qualifications and merits, potential benefits they may gain from the YLF participation in the conduct of daily professional duties and future roles they may play as scientists or decision makers in policy and practice.