Stream 5: Crossdisciplinary and open topics
Future Earth Coasts - Exploring coastal futures in the Anthropocene
- M. Le Tissier
- Future Earth Coasts at University College, Cork, Ireland
Orals and posters
The Anthropocene describes a new epoch where human drivers have become an integral part of natural systems and where the bio-physical is entangled with the bio-cultural features of landscapes: Nowhere is this more evident than in the world’s coastal zones. The Future Earth Coasts project is beginning a programme to explore the options and opportunities for sustainability of coastal zones to identify plausible futures that better address the challenges society faces from global change in an era of turbulence and surprises. Papers are invited that address and explore inter- and transdisciplinary approaches required to gain understanding of these "novel" systems in order to provide the basis for a sustainable management.