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Coastal Risks: Hazards, Issues, Representations, Management

Connaissance et compréhension des risques côtiers : aléas, enjeux, représentations, gestion

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Published on Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Luigia Parlati

Summary

The aim of the Conference "Coastal Risks: Hazards, Stakes, Representations, Management" is to strengthen the knowledge and the understanding of coastal risks in terms of erosion and marine flooding. The conference is supported by the LABEX MER (Laboratory of Excellence) and the ANR (The French National Research Agency).

Announcement

Argument

The aim of the Conference "Coastal Risks: Hazards, Stakes, Representations, Management" is to strengthen the knowledge and the understanding of coastal risks in terms of erosion and marine flooding. The conference is supported by the LABEX MER (Laboratory of Excellence) and the ANR (The French National Research Agency).

Coastal territories have to face an increasing vulnerability due to the global change of the environment, and simultaneously the concentration of building and human activities on the shorelines. Coastal risks are therefore closely linked with the natural evolution of the coastline (erosion and submersion).

Therefore, knowledge and understanding of coastal specific risks require an in-depth research on different themes. These research themes are particularly focused on coastal sediment dynamics, in particular knowledge and measurement of the processes leading to erosion and marine flooding, and the reconstruction of marine sea levels and extreme events (recent and during the Holocene) using sedimentary records and historical archives. It is also essential to work on land use evolution, issues (built and natural) and damages economical assessment. These researches need to jointly study the social representations of coastal risks. Social representations (values, beliefs, knowledge, etc.) help to understand behaviors and stances (positions) regarding risk. Coastal risk can thus be considered as a social construction which is specific to groups in a given context. Finally, the analysis of risk management policies must be taken into account by studying networks and stakeholders relationships, decision making processes, territorial projects, legal and regulatory aspects…

In recent years, some significant progresses have been achieved in these research themes, both in terms of concepts and methods coupled with innovative technology. Considering these works, the International Conference “Coastal risks knowledge and understanding: hazards, issues, representations, management” will bring together experts whose works help to improve coastal risks knowledge and understanding.

Coastal risks also require an integrated, systemic and multidisciplinary approach focusing on global vulnerability. It is only by using crossed approaches (geomorphology, geology, geography, sociology, psychology, economy, legal expertise) that scientific research projects can improve global vulnerability knowledge. On that way, the conference is also dedicated to highlighting interdisciplinary scientific works.

The Conference's objectives are:

- To bring together coastal risks experts (researchers, PhD students, managers) at the national and international level,

- To present a selection of both disciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects on coastal risks,

- To compare experiences and approaches used in various geographic contexts linked to particular forcings, both environmental and anthropogenic,

- To promote exchanges between researchers working in different disciplines and to look at how to improve interdisciplinary research

- To promote exchanges between researchers and coastal managers

The Conference takes place July 3-4, 2014 in Brest, at the European Institut for Marine Studies (IUEM)

The official languages of the conference are English and French.

Contributions

The selection of communications is based on an abstract of 3,000 characters (Word format).

The call for abstracts is open from the date of publication

untill 16 December 2013.

Please download the Abstract framework form

Once you have filled out the form, click the "Submit" button in the menu (You will need to create an account). You will be asked to re-enter some information.

Abstracts must fit into one of the five following topics:

1) Hazards

Key words: sea levels, extreme events, Holocene, sedimentary records, historical archives, coastline,

2) Issues

Key words: land-use changes, economical assessment, built environment, networks, natural and environmental issues, damages

3) Social representations

Key words: behaviors, beliefs, values, stances, positions, contextualization, social construction,

4) Management

Key words: stakeholders, territories, public policies, decisions, regulations, networks,

5) Integrated, systemic, interdisciplinary approaches

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

  • Alain Hénaff (Géomer1)
  • Catherine Meur-Férec (Géomer1)
  • Christophe Delacourt (DO2)
  • Brigitte Van Vliet- Lanoe (DO2)
  • Iwan Le Berre (Géomer1)
  • Serge Suanez (Géomer1)
  • Denis Bailly (Amure3)
  • Guillaume Marie (UQAR4, Québec)
  • Elisabeth Michel-Guillou (CRPCC5)
  • Frédérique Chlous-Ducharme (Geoarchitecture6)
  • Aurélie Penaud (DO2)
  • Pascal Bernatchez (UQAR4, Québec)

1 Géomer-Brest UMR LETG 6554 CNRS, IUEM-UBO

2 Domaines Océaniques UMR 6538 CNRS, IUEM-UBO

3 UMR Amure, IUEM-UBO / IFREMER

4 Université du Québec à Rimouski, Dynamique et gestion intégrée des zones côtières

5 Centre de Recherche en Psychologie, Cognition et Communication, EA 1285 UBO-Rennes 2

Places

  • Technopole Brest Iroise - 1 place Nicolas Copernic
    Brest, France (29280)

Date(s)

  • Monday, December 16, 2013

Keywords

  • risques côtiers, vulnérabilité, territoires, approches, géomorphologie, sociologie, psychologie, économie, littorales

Contact(s)

  • Nicolas Guidicelli
    courriel : nicolas [dot] guidicelli [at] univ-brest [dot] fr

Information source

  • Nicolas Guidicelli
    courriel : nicolas [dot] guidicelli [at] univ-brest [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Coastal Risks: Hazards, Issues, Representations, Management », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, October 24, 2013, https://calenda.org/262498

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