How to get involved
LOICZ aims to provide science that contributes towards understanding the Earth system in order to inform, educate and contribute to the sustainability of the world’s coastal zone. Therefore LOICZ seeks to inform the scientific community, policymakers, managers and stakeholders on the relevance of global environmental change in the coastal zone. A brochure that gives an introduction to LOICZ is available here.
The Land-Ocean Interaction in the Coastal Zone International Project Office is based at the Institute for Coastal Research at GKSS in Geesthacht, Germany. GKSS is part of the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres.
LOICZ is a core project of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP).
The International Council for Science (ICSU) is the scientific sponsor of the four international global environmental change programmes IGBP, IHDP, World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and DIVERSITAS (An international programme of biodiversity science).
The LOICZ Project has run for more than 13 years and had it’s IPO based at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (Royal NIOZ) from 1992-2005 and is scheduled to run until 2012. The new Science Plan and Implementation Strategy for LOICZ has been ratified by IGBP and IHDP and is available by clicking on the link here below.
LOICZ Science Plan & Implementation Strategy