Priority Topics

Pt 800

Since 1993, LOICZ has been exploring key drivers and factors that influence land-ocean interactions in the coastal zone, leading to recognition of the growing need for science to inform coastal zone management. Major advances have been made in understanding the biogeochemical and physical role of the coastal zone in global cycles and change. The research focused on material fluxes from the land to the ocean, combining natural and social sciences to elucidate the causes for flux alterations. Understanding relationships between scales, and integration across scales, was an important and challenging aspect of this combined approach.
Recently, LOICZ has set up three Priority Topics in order to improve the process of information synthesis as well as to keep LOICZ flexible in its scientific focus. Therefore Priority Topics represent a temporary scientific focus of LOICZ and a niche in the wider context of global change research which is subject to continued peer review and subsequent adjustment. Currently the three Priority Topics are:

Having a lifetime of 2-3 years, all Priority Topics relate to the five Scientific Themes outlined in the Science Plan and Implementation Strategy (LOICZ-SPIS) and represent a continuum of science research.

Report Priority Topic 1: XVI International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE)

INPRINT 2008/2

IHDP announces new venue and date


7th International Science Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (Open Meeting), "Social Challenges of Global Change", originally scheduled for 15-19 October 2008, will take place from April 26-30 2009 in Bonn, Germany

LOICZ supports Kids University (Kinder Uni) in Backnang, Germany