Littoral 2017 Conference 5th – 7th September 2017

littoral 2017Coastal & Marine (EUCC) and the Liverpool Hope University are pleased to announce a three-day international conference and excursions exploring the anthropocene and the littoral. The conference will seek to examine how humans and human processes influence the littoral, and how these influences may now be viewed as natural, as much as any other natural processes.

The theme will gather all disciplines to explore current issues of relevance to the coast and will be of interest to a wide spectrum of scientists, including those from the physical sciences, climate change scientists and ecologists, social scientists, engineers, policy makers and advisers and practitioners. The official language of the conference will be English.

A conference programme will be available closer to the time of the event.

For more information, please visit the conference web site

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European coastal regions at greatest risk from oil spills identified by new risk index

Coastal & MarinE-News

Source: Science for Environment Policy

European Atlantic countries are, in general, at higher risk of being affected by oil spills than Mediterranean and Baltic countries, with the United Kingdom most affected, according to new research. The study developed a new risk index for analysing the potential vulnerability of coastal regions to oil spills at sea.

Oil spills at sea can be devastating events. Not only does oil pollution harm marine wildlife, it can also affect coastal communities by causing fishing and recreational activities to close. To help marine policymakers, this study has proposed a method to measure and compare the risk to European coastal regions from oil spills at sea.

The method uses computer modelling to simulate the effect of an oil spill at sea along a stretch of European coastline. The modelling considers the distance to the coast from the spill, the size of the spill, the shape and…

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2nd International Conference on MARINE/ MARITIME SPATIAL PLANNING, 15-17 March 2017, Paris, France


General objectives
1. Explore how MSP can be used to address global challenges (climate change, ABNJ, poverty, safety and sufficiency of food for a growing population)
2. Explore its potential for ocean based industry, its potential for boosting jobs, growth and innovation.
3. Reflect on how to accelerate the processus of MSP worldwide

Specific objectives
1. Spread knowledge on specific themes (ecosystem approach, cross border MSP, stakeholder engagement)
2. Spread knowledge on the process itself (drivers and goals to initiate MSP, the scope and design of MSP).
3. Build trust between actors, create a shared vision

Second appel à projets Sudoe


Le second appel à projets du programme Interreg Sudoe est officiellement lancé

Doté d’un budget de 25 millions d’euros du Fonds européen de développement régional (FEDER), ce

nouvel appel à projets est ouvert pour deux axes:

  • l’axe 1 – Promouvoir les capacités d’innovation pour une croissance intelligente et durable (16 millions €) et,
  • l’axe 5 – Protéger l’environnement et promouvoir l’efficacité des ressources (9 millions €)

Les bénéficiaires disposent de deux mois pour travailler sur leur proposition qu’ils devront soumettre, du 13 au 31 mars inclus

Outcomes of the 3rd National Event of the Support Team in Ireland

The 3rd Irish National Event was held on November 24th, 2016 in Galway in parallel with the 7th Annual Marine Economics and Policy Research Symposium of the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit National University. The Irish NU’s aim was to connect the Atlantic Strategy with current funding opportunities in the minds of project promoters.

The event, which was attended by over 50 participants was formatted as a panel discussion and this active two-way communication format gave plenty of opportunity for interaction on the current financial opportunities that are linked to the Atlantic Strategy and are currently available to further support the development of their projects.

More information about the event and its outcomes.

Journées Sciences et Territoires du Cerema les 1er et 2 février 2017 à Paris


Le Centre d’étude et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et de l’aménagement organise ses premières Journées Sciences et Territoires sur le thème de la mer et du littoral les 1er et 2 février 2017 à Paris, Espace Saint Martin.

Cette manifestation s’adresse aux élus, membres d’Établissements publics, praticiens de l’ingénierie, universitaires, étudiants. Tournées vers le futur, axées à la fois sur les apports de la recherche et de l’innovation aux politiques publiques, et sur l’expertise, les journées sciences et territoires vous proposent d’organiser un dialogue entre, d’une part, les attentes des territoires, et d’autre part les avancées scientifiques permettant d’éclairer les acteurs des territoires.

Pour cette première édition, la manifestation abordera la thématique de l’aménagement des territoires littoraux et de la mer. Qu’ils soient biodiversitaires, paysagers, liés à la pression foncière et l’aménagement, la mobilité et les transports, les enjeux sur cette question sont nombreux et des experts des domaines mais aussi des décideurs locaux présenteront les avancées et leurs retours d’expériences.

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Workshop/Taller/Atelier dunes Santander 25-26 April 2017

p1000091El Centro Atlántico EUCC y el equipo del proyecto ARCOSLIFE Arenales Costeros organizan un taller de campo en las dunas de Cantabria los días 25 y 26 de abril de 2017.

Se estudiarán dos sistemas dunares sometidos a una fuerte presión antrópica, las dunas de Liencres y de Somo-Loredo, cerca de la ciudad de Santander.

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liencresEUCC Atlantic Center and the team of ARCOSLIFE Arenales Costeros projet are organizing a field workshop in the Cantabrian dunes (Spain) on 25 and 26 April 2017.

We will study two dune systems under strong human pressure, the dunes of Liencres and Somo, near Santander.



Le Centre EUCC Atlantique et l’équipe du projet ARCOSLIFE Arenales Costeros organisent un atelier de terrain dans les dunes de Cantabrie les 25 et 26 avril 2017.

Nous y étudierons deux systèmes dunaires soumis à une forte pression anthropique, les dunes de Liencres et de Somo, près de Santander.

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