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LITTORAL 2010: Adapting to Global Change at the Coast: leadership,

innovation and investment.




Paul Nemitz, Head of Unit, Maritime Policy for the Atlantic Ocean, the Arctic and the outermost
regions, European Commission

“The role of the coasts in the economy of nations”
Professor Kerry Turner CBE, University East Anglia, UK

“Global change and the coastal challenge”

Professor Peter Burbridge, Emeritus Professor, University of Newcastle- upon-Tyne, UK

“Strategies for Addressing Inequality in Coastal Settings”
Professor Stephen Olsen, Coastal Resources Centre, University of Rhode Island, USA



SESSION 1 Theme 1: Leadership in global change and managing environmental

risk - Chaired by Peter Burbridge

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1.1 Governance challenges in the Mediterranean
Harry Coccossis, The University of Thessaly, Greece

1.2 Updates on the Barcelona Convention, Marine Environment Strategy Directive

Birgit Snoeren, DG Environment, European Commission, Brussels

1.3 Social problems of the restructuring of polish maritime economy in the Pomeranian region
Andrzej Tubielewicz and Marcin Forkiewicz. Gdańsk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland

1.4 A New Perspective on the Way Forward - Case Studies in integrated economic and
environmental coastal management
Peter Hebard, Realisations UK, and David Weight MRICS, Davis Langdon

SESSION 2 Theme 2: Leadership in developing the marine and coastal economy -

Chaired by Kerry Turner

2.1 Understanding the coastal communities of north west England: a Qualitative and Quantitative
Assessment of Socio-Economic & Environmental Issues and Opportunities for Coastal Communities in
North West England
Caroline Salthouse and Rob Hindle, North West Coastal Forum, UK

2.2 Coastal quality policies, ICZM implementation and adaptation to change: lessons learnt from the
case study of Oléron Island, France
Virginie Duvat, University of la Rochelle, La Rochelle, France

2.3 Examination of best practices for waterfront regeneration

Dora Papatheochari, University of Thessaly, Greece

SESSION 3 Theme 3: Leadership in tackling inequality in coastal communities -

Chaired by Denis Bailly

3.1 Leadership in working with communities and adaptation to the impacts of sea-level rise:
Interaction among federal agencies, NGOs, scientists, and community leaders
Norbert P. Psuty, et al. Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, Highlands,
New Jersey

3.2 Managing the northern Australian coastline through indigenous protected areas
Nanni Concu and Katherine May, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian
National University, Canberra, Australia

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3.3 Tackling inequality in fishworkers and their communities in a globalization’s context: story about
an activist’s network in support of small-scales fisheries
Julien Noel University of Nantes, France; Brian O’Riordan, ICSF Belgium Office, Belgium; and
Beatrice Gorez, CFFA, Belgium

SESSION 4 Adaptation of Coastal and Marine Policy and Planning: analysing


SESSION 4A Coastal and marine policy and planning: reflections and experiences
from Europe and worldwide (morning) - Chaired by Anders Carlberg

4.1 Timelines, expected outcomes and management procedures of the Marine Strategy Framework
Directive. A discussion of spatial and temporal scales in the management and adaption to changing
Tim O'Higgins, Scottish Association for Marine Science, UK

4.2 Combining project-based and normative approaches for ICZM implementation. Lessons from the
Raphaël Billé & Julien Rochette, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations,

4.3 From an environmental strategy to a national integrated coastal and ocean policy. The successful
Mexican experience.
Isaac Azuz-Adeath, Centre for Higher and Technical Education, Ensenada Mexico and Patricia
Munoz-Sevilla, National Polytechnique Institute, Mexico

4.4 10 Years of the application of the northern coastal zone management plan of Portugal
Francisco Taveira Pinto, A Sena and L das Nevas, Department of Civil Engineering at the
Universidade do Porto, Portugal

SESSION 4B Coastal and Marine Policy and Planning: reflections and experiences
from the UK (afternoon) - Chaired by Alex Midlen

4.5 Early observations relating to the implementation of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 in
Welsh coastal waters
Simon Jones, University of Glamorgan, UK and Rhoda C Ballinger, Cardiff University, UK

4.6 Scotland’s coastal and marine policy: from voluntary partnerships through devolution to a Marine
Timothy Stojanovic, University of St. Andrews, Fife, UK

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4.7 A decade of delivering sustainable coastal zone management: The Tay estuary forum
Laura Booth and Rob Duck, University of Dundee, UK

4.8 Adapting to climate change in the Severn estuary area: The corporate response by local
Rhoda Ballinger, Cardiff University, UK and Wendy Dodds, WWF Cymru, UK


The failure of current legislation to take into account the effects of climate change on coastal
Hannes Tõnisson et al, Institute of Ecology at Tallinn University, Tallinn, EE


SESSION 5 Around the world: good practice in adapting to coastal change

SESSION 5A (Round table) Around the world: vulnerability and risk - Chaired by
Alice Newton

5.1 Malta's vulnerability to sea level rise
E. Azzopardi, R. Gauci and John. A. Schembri, University of Malta, Malta

5.2 A vulnerability analysis of Chiayi coast caused by sea level rise
Wen-Juinn Chen, National Chiayi University, Chiayi , Taiwan

5.3 A project for a protected re-nourishment of the coastline at Giardini Naxos, the touristic
beach in the neighboring area of Taormina (North Eastern Sicily)
Giovanni Randazzo & Stefania Lanza, University of Messina, Italy

5.4 An assessment of coastal vulnerability to climate change in south east Queensland, Australia
Marcello Sano et al., Griffith University Gold Coast Queensland, Australia

5.5 Landslides susceptibility in central part of Albanian coast
Shkelqim Daja, et al., Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania

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5.6 Adapting to climate variability impacts on coastal zone for small islands – Case study on the
Azores Archipelago
Kiat Ng, University of Azores, Portugal

5.7 Coastal protection in Latvia
Liga Brunina & Peteris Rivza, Latvian University of Agriculture, Latvia

5.8 Ocean surge and development along the coastal settlements of Lagos State. Nigeria
Fatai Olakunle Ogundele, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria


Impacts of extreme weather events and climate change on coastal recreation and public safety
Norman Farmer, Surf Life Saving Australia, Bondi Beach, AU

SESSION 5B (Round table) Around the world: Strategies to adapt - Chaired by

Fernando Veloso Gomes

5.9 Wallasea Island wild coast project
Adrian Wright & Colin Scott, ABP Marine Environmental Research, UK

5.10 Adaptive strategies of local communities to coastal hazards in atoll countries: the Kiribati
Esmeralda Longepee, University de La Rochelle, France

5.11 Integrated plan for the sustainable management of the Lagoon of Marano and Grado
Emiliano Ramieri, Thetis S.P.A., Italy, Gianni Menchini, Special Commissioner of the Lagoon of
Marano and Grado, Italy, et al.

5.12 Coastal regional sediment management planning in southern Monterey Bay, California
David Brew et al., Royal Haskoning, UK

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5.13 Facilitating integrated coastal zone management in Trinidad
Natasha Carpenter, Tamzen Strudwick & Marit Brommer, Royal Haskoning, UK

SESSION 6 (Round table) Working with natural processes - Chaired by Pierpaolo


6.1 A sediment strategy for coastal zone climate change adaptation

Job Dronkers & Jan Mulder, Deltares, Netherlands

6.2 Working with natural processes to achieve sustainable habitat creation – Good Practice
Natalie Frost, ABP Marine Environmental Research, UK

6.3 Estuaries and shoreline management plans – lessons learnt from Round 2.
Steve Hunt, ABP Marine Environmental Research, UK

6.4 Management implications of Flood/Ebb tidal dominance: its influence on saltmarsh and intertidal
habitat stability in Poole Harbour
Sarah Gardiner, R. Nicholls and T. Tanton, University of Southampton, UK

6.5 Sustainable coastal communities: the use of crenulate bay theory at different scales of coastal
David Brew, Gregor Guthrie, Mike Walkden, Royal Haskoning, UK and Robert Battallio, Phillip
Williams & Associates, USA

6.6 Current changes of sandy seashore of Lithuania within the impact of natural and anthropogenic
Vytautas Dubra, P. Grecevičius and J. Dubra, Klaipeda University, Lithuania


Linear littoral ecotones of coastal lagoons and their integrity maintenance under uncertainty
Ramunas Povilanskas, EUCC, Klaipeda, Lithuania, Paolo Breber (CNR, Italy,), Julius Taminskas (Geology and
Geography Institute, Lithuania), Ausrine Armaitiene (Klaipėda University, Lithuania)

Coastal Dynamics and Geomorphology of Deltaic Environment of Vjosa and Seman Rivers in
Professor Cercis Durmishi et al, University of Tirana, Albania

Fluctuation of parameters of the coastal protective dune on the Curonian spit (Lithuanian seashore)
Algimantas Mecislovas Olsauskas et al, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania

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SESSION 7 (With SESSION 13) Leadership in stakeholder management and
influencing change - Chaired by Niall Benson

7.1 Motivations for and barriers to populations becoming more involved in local flood management
using Orford, Suffolk, as a case study
Jacqueline Smith, Alan Bond and Peter Simmons, University of East Anglia, UK

7.2 Towards multi-stakeholders fisheries co-management in Golfo Dulce (Pacific coast, Costa Rica)
Luc Fargier, et al., Université de La Rochelle (ULR), UMR 6250 LIENSs (Research Center for
Coasts, Environment and Societies), France;

SESSION 8 Theme 1: Approaches and methodologies in global change and

managing environmental risk - Chaired by Bill Parker

8.1 Tides, coasts and people: culture, ecology and sustainability

Owain Jones, University of the West of England, UK and Natasha Barker, WWF, UK

8.2 Effective marine (special?) planning: a systematic review of the evidence

Steve Fletcher, School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University, UK and Jonathan Potts,
Department of Geography, University of Portsmouth, UK

8.3 Marine and coastal information systems for Europe and Africa
Nicolas Hoepffner, Marco Clerici, and Andrea Marelli, European Commission Joint Research Centre,
Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Italy


New methods on marine spatial planning and management applied to an estuary - Ria de Aveiro
Lisa Sousa, Universidade de Aveiro, Paços de Brandão, PT

An examination and evaluation of the use of futures scenarios to inform better and more participatory
adaptive governance in response to issues of coastal climate change in North West Europe, in the
context of the EU IMCORE Project (2008-2011)
Martin Rhisiart & Gethin While, University of Glamorgan Business School, Pontypridd, UK

Protocols and products:A national park service science-based program to monitor coastal change in
the northwest coastal and barrier network, USA
Tanya M Silveira and Norbert P Psuty, The State University of New Jersey, USA

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SESSION 9 Theme 2: Approaches and methodologies in developing the marine
and coastal economy - Chaired by Harry Coccossis

9.1 A new future for the sea? A take on the risks associated with offshore wind farming
Marcus Lange et al, LOICZ IPO and GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht, Germany

9.2 Could tourism carrying capacity be a useful tool for adapting to climate change?
Alexandre Magnan, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, Paris, France
& Virginie Duvat, University of la Rochelle, FDrance
9.3 Sustainability of fisheries and human influence in selected zones of the southern coast of India
D. Sannadurgappa, Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,

9.4 Small harbours risks: lowering for fishery and increasing erosion - The case of Portinho da Aguda
(NW Portugal)
Helena Granja, et al, Earth Sciences Department, University of Minho, Portugal;

SESSION 10 Theme 3: Approaches and methodologies in tackling inequality in coastal

communities - Chaired by Steve Fletcher

10.1 Public involvement in marine management? An evaluation of marine citizenship in the UK

Emma McKinley and Stephen Fletcher, School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University,

10.2 Land use conflicts in the coastal zone: The potential of informal conflict resolution along the
case of JadeWeserPort in Germany
Malte Busch, GKSS Research Centre, Geesthacht, Germany

10.3 Risk perception, a key component of systemic vulnerability of coastal zones to erosion-
Catherine Meur-Férec et al, Géomer, Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer, Université de
Bretagne Occidentale, France

10.4 Social, economic and environmental inequalities in coastal communities: understanding the
context for integrated management
Alex Midlen, CoastNet, UK

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SESSION 11 EU policy and projects: analysing innovative practice
Chaired by Albert Salman

11.1 SPICOSA: Prospects for systems science assessments in support of ICZM

Denis Bailly, University of Brest, France

11.2 Developing local coastal adaptation strategies to climate change across North West Europe:
How IMCORE is addressing the challenges
Val Cummins, National Maritime College, Ireland

11.3 OURCOAST: A European initiative to support exchange of experiences and best practices in
coastal management
Robert C. Steijn, et al Alkyon Hydraulic Consultancy & Research, The Netherlands

11.4 MISEEVA: Set up of a transdisciplinary approach to assess vulnerability of the coastal zone to
marine inundation at regional and local scale, within a global change context.
Charlotte Vinchon et al, BRGM, France

11.5 Assessing sustainability and strengthening operational policies: the SUSTAIN project
Caroline Salthouse, North West Coastal Forum, UK, Alan Pickaver & Maria Ferreira Coastal &
Marine Union (EUCC), Netherlands

11.6 Deltanet: Network of European Deltas - Sustainable Delta Governance.

Rhoda Ballinger, Cardiff University, UK

11.7 Evaluating leadership and innovative practice of coastal and marine EU funded projects
Manuela de Los Rios, CoastNet, UK/Spain


SESSION 12 Technologies and tools for coastal adaptation

SESSION 12A (Round Table) - Chaired by Karen Edelvang

12.1 A web based typology for identifying coastal zone risks: a case study for the BULGCOAST atlas
Hristo Stanchev, A Palazov, M Stancheva, Institute of Oceanology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,

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12.2 Improving participation of users in coastal web atlases
Ned Dwyer et al, University College Cork, Ireland

12.3 How can remote sensing data/techniques help us to understand beach hydromorphological
Joaquim Pais Barbosa et al, Centro de Investigação em Ciências Geo-Espaciais – FCUP, Portugal

12.4 Flood-risk mapping for sea-level rise and extreme wave events using bathymetric and
topographic LIDAR within the Basque country
Guillem Chust et al AZTI Foundation,Marine Research Division, Spain

12.5 Simulation of storm surge events at the Portuguese coast (Viana do Castelo)
Amelia Araújo; A, Trigo-Teixeira and A, Mazzolari Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

12.6 Results from the implementation of the SAF methodology of SPICOSA in the mussel farming
area of Chalastra, Thermaikos Gulf and stakeholder involvement.
Zoi Konstantinou and Yannis Krestenitis, Department Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.


Impact of global change on seafloor habitats – inventories and spatial modelling of underwater
ecosystems in the Baltic Sea
Harri Tolvanen, University of Turku, Turku, FI

SESSION 12B (Round Table) - Chaired by Alex Midlen

12.7 Estimation of sea level rise and storm surge risks along the coast of Estonia, Baltic Sea – a tool
for coastal management
Ülo Suursaar et al, Estonian Marine Institute, University of Tartu, Estonia

12.8 Comparison of sediment transport formulae with monthly 2DH simulation on a sandy beach and
on a beach with non-eroded sea bed zone
Philippe Larroude, & Mehdi Daou, University of Grenoble, France

12.9 Sediment budget and morphological evolution in the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel (Normandy,
France): aerial (LIDAR) and terrestrial laser monitoring
Lucille Gluard et al, Morphodynamique Continentale et Côtière UMR6143 Université de Caen,

12.10 Use of VMS data as a measure of fishing effort

Michael Schembri, Birkbeck College, London, UK

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12.11 Developing protocols for assessing the performance of artificial surfing reefs - a new breed of
coastal engineering
Emma Rendle & Luciana Esteves, University of Plymouth, UK

12.12 Washing-up and movement of litter along Fuji coast captured by live-camera
Masahiro ITO, Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Meijo University, Japan

12.13 The inclusion of social data in integrated management of recreational activities: the example of
crab gathering on Oleron Island (France)
Gabrielle Mossot and Virginie Duvat, Dept. Geography, University de La Rochelle, France


HORUS: Digital image system for coastal and environmental monitoring

Cristian A. Ortiz et al, Oceanographic and Coastal Engineering Research Group. Universidad
Nacional de Colombia

SESSION 13 (With Session 7) Innovative approaches in stakeholder management

and influencing change - Chaired by Niall Benson

13.1 Residents’ perceptions of coastal flood risk and its management through Coastal Defence
Strategies at Emsworth, United Kingdom.
Edward Shackleton, et al, Department of Geography, University of Portsmouth, UK

13.2 Dealing with conflicts between conservation and socio-economic activities. A social perception
study in the Costa Brava, Spain.
Elisabet Roca, Miriam Villares, Rosa Junyent, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain.

13.3 Irish Sea coastal stakeholder engagement in NW England: consultation, participation, strategic
purpose and rhetoric. Do you reap just what you sow?
Bruce Johnson and M Clarke, University of Central Lancashire, UK

13.4 Marine planning in Southern England: reflections on recent experience

Steve Fletcher et al , Bournemouth University, UK

SESSION 14 Building capacity for adaptation: the ecosystems approach - Chaired

by Steven Olsen

14.1 A certification program in the governance of coastal ecosystems

Stephen Olsen, University of Rhode Island, USA

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14.2 The ecosystem-based management system: a formal tool for the management of the marine
Rafael Sardá, et al, CEAB, Spanish National Research Council, Spain

14.3 The relevance of systems approaches to integrated coastal zone management practice in
Jeanette Reis, Hance Smith, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University, UK & T A
Stojanovic, University of St. Andrews, UK

14.4 Adapting institutions to climate change

Lynda Warren, Royal Commission on Environment Pollution, UK

SESSION 15 Evaluating the costs of adapting to global change at the coast -

Chaired by Caroline Salthouse

15.1 Model based assessment of coastal zone development: Maximizing sharable benefits
Kurt Fedra, Environmental Software & Services GmbH, Austria

15.2 Climate change impact, adaptation and associated costs for coastal risks in France
Gonéri Le Cozannet et al, BRGM, French Geological Survey, Orléans, France

15.3 The role of coastal water quality for tourism demand and the regional economy - Coupling
ecological and economic models
Jesko Hirschfeld., Institut fur Okologische Wirtschaftsforschung, Berlin, Germany


An evaluation of the economic and social responses to the water quality changes: Izmit Bay study
site application
Leyla Tolun, et al, Marmara Research Center, Turkey;


WORKSHOP 1: "Difficult decisions - effective dialogue for involving landowners in coastal

change and the decision making hierarchy”.
Facilitated by Steve Evison (Resources for Change)

WORKSHOP 2: Scenario development – a key methodology for adaptation to climate

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change in coastal areas (IMCORE partnership)
Chaired by Val Cummins (MERC, Ireland) and facilitated by Rhoda Ballinger (Cardiff University) and
Gethin While (University of Glamorgan)

WORKSHOP 3: Re g e n e ra tin g c o a s ta l re s orts - th e ro le o f illu m in a tio n s in

s u s ta in a b le s oc ia l a nd e c o n o m ic de ve lo p m e n t
Facilitated by Steve Millington, Institute of Place Management, Manchester Metropolitan

FORUM/WORKSHOP 4: ICZM-SPICOSA Forum 2010: Prospects for Systems Science

Assessments in support of ICZM, Chaired by Denis Bailly, Centre of International Maritime Law
and Economy, University of West Brittany (UBO), facilitated by the Spicosa Partnership

WORKSHOP 5: Participatory capacity building for integrated coastal zone management,

Facilitated by Sarah Burch, Ariella Helfgott and Kamal Kapadia, Environmental Change Institute
Oxford University, UK.

WORKSHOP 6: Innovative techniques for engaging and empowering communities

affected by coastal change, Facilitated by Theresa Redding, Rachel Carless, Alex Midlen,

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