Human communities and economies are concentrated along the world’s coastlines. Yet ongoing climate change continues to drive complex interactions between geological, physical, social, and ecological systems that increase the environmental threats facing coastal communities and their economies. The goal for the Coastal Sustainability workshop is to use nature-based solutions as a framework to develop convergent interdisciplinary research that is stakeholder-driven, inclusive, and focused on identifying and implementing sustainability solutions that promote clean, safe, smart, and equitable coastal communities.
Sustaining human coastal communities is an urgent societal priority. While this urgency is driven by complex challenges, it also opens new doors of opportunity to (1) move away from entrenched and outdated perspectives on the relationship between people and nature and (2) co-develop solutions that are environmentally sound and socially equitable. Workshop participants will embrace convergent research that integrates the expertise of geophysical, biological, cognitive and social scientists, and engineers, and fully co-develops strategies with diverse stakeholders and decision makers.
The first session of this workshop will take place on Tuesday, April 27, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET. Registration closes on Tuesday, April 13, at 12:00 AM PT. To register, click here.