The deadline of abstract submission is postponed to the 15th of March, but please send your abstract as soon as possible to help the work of the scientific committee.
Littoral 2016 “The changing littoral. Anticipation and adaptation to climate change” is the 13th conference of the traditional biennial international event of the Coastal & Marine Union (EUCC). This NPO/NGO was founded in 1989 to promote coastal conservation and sustainable development. It wanted to bridge the gap between scientists, environmentalists, site managers, planners and policy makers. It is presently the largest network of coastal experts in Europe with 15 national branches and several regional offices (the last one “EUCC-Centre Atlantique” was created in 2015 in Biarritz). EUCC-France, the French branch, is proud to organize this conference in Biarritz.
Littoral 2016 will focus on the necessary adaptation and anticipation of coastal management to global change. It concerns the shoreline mobility but also the biodiversity response, in a context of increasing human pressure in coastal areas. It is important to anticipate the natural shoreline mobility in any management strategy. A “good” strategy considers the long term evolution and not the short term profitability, an idea somewhat difficult to impose not only to policy makers and managers but also to a wide part of the population.