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.
Until 2011 LOICZ has concentrated on three Priority Topics in order to improve the process of information synthesis as well as to keep LOICZ flexible in its scientific focus. Therefore the Priority Topics have represented 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. Until the LOICZ synthesis in September 2011 the three Priority Topics have been:

Beginning 2011 LOICZ has set up four new Scientific Hotspots and Cross Cuitting Activities.

Planet Under Pressure (PuP)

Planet under Pressure

LOICZ Session at PuP: Risk and opportunity in urban coasts

Mark Pelling, King's College London, UK; Jim Hall, Oxford University, UK

LOICZ Session at PuP: State of the Coastal Zone

Joan Nymand Larsen, Stefansson Arctic Institute and University of Akureyri,, Iceland; Alice Newton, NILU-CEE, Norway

UGEC seeks Urbanization experts for Scientific Steering Committee

Deadline: IMBER ClimECO3 Summer School

The deadline to apply is 1 March 2012

LOICZ Session at PuP: Toward a sustainability-science knowledge-network on marine-ecosystems

With LOICZ contribution by Marion Glaser, Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Germany

LOICZ Session at European Geosciences Union (EGU)

General Assembly 2012 Vienna | Austria | 22 – 27 April 2012 BG3.2 Biogeochemistry of coastal seas and continental shelves Read more:

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