Integrated Coastal Management News

Posted 8 years, 8 months ago by Vince Kerr    2 comments

Editor's note - this is a valuable summary of international work on integrated marine management that I think is worthwhile to pass on to you. Note the article about the tutukaka and Great Barrier Island coasts.


Extracts from the ACZISC Coastal newsletter November 2010 Part 1 of 2

For the full newsletter and previous editions see:

The Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee (ACZISC) was established in January 1992 to foster cooperation in Atlantic Canada with regards to Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management (ICOM), coastal mapping and geomatics.

 The ACZISC is actively:

 The 7th annual survey by National Geographic's Traveler Magazine rated 99 coastal destinations worldwide (including the top-rated Tutukaka and Great Barrier Island coasts):

 ECOSYSTEM-BASED ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE: The IUCN publication entitled "Building resilience to climate change: ecosystem-based adaptation and lessons from the field" contains eleven case studies covering different ecosystems and regions around the world. Its aim is to summarize some current applications of the Ecosystem-based Adaptation concept and its tools used around the world, and also to draw lessons from experiences in conservation adaptation -

 MARINE BIODIVERSITY ASSESSMENT AND OUTLOOK: The UN Environment Programme "Marine Biodiversity Assessment and Outlook Reports" provide a systematic overview at a sub-global scale of the state of knowledge of marine biodiversity, the pressures it currently faces and the management frameworks in place for addressing those pressures. A Synthesis of the reports is available at

 OCEANS DAY was held on 23 October during the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, 18-29 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan. Oceans Day addressed the status and trends in biodiversity loss and progress made in achieving biodiversity targets, examined various tools and approaches to conserving and sustainably utilizing marine and coastal biodiversity, and discussed potential next steps in advancing the global oceans agenda -

 ICZM PARTICIPATION PRACTICES IN EUROPE: OURCOAST is a three-year project commissioned by the European Commission to support the exchange of experiences and best practices in coastal planning and management. OURCOAST produced its first brochure on Participation practices in Europe. The brochure describes mechanisms of participation, and provides a selection of case studies and practical examples of how participation can be put into practice -

 MARINE RESERVES: The October 26 Issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Volume 107, Issue 43) includes a Marine Reserves Special Feature (free online). This Special Feature documents recent advances in marine reserve research, and provides insights gained from studies of reserve networks, long-term changes within reserves, integration of social and ecological science research, and balance between reserve design for conservation as well as fishery and other commercial objectives -

 CLIMATE CHANGE AND CORAL REEFS: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have released a report entitled "Climate, Carbon and Coral Reefs". The report outlines the threat to coral reefs caused by climate change and subsequent coral bleaching, as well as by ocean acidification -

 The UK's Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) Annual Report Card provides updates on how climate change is affecting its seas. New topics in the 2010-2011 edition include air-sea carbon exchanges, deep sea habitats, waterbirds and human health, along with a UK regional seas impact map -

 The Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET) fall 2010 progress reports for active projects, and final reports for completed projects, are available at


  • 18 November is the deadline for submitting abstracts to the "34th IAHR World Congress", 26 June to 1 July 2011, Brisbane, Australia -
  • 22 November is the deadline for submissions by youth on their vision for the oceans over the next 20 years. The "Oceans 2030: Youth Outlook Contest" is part of the National Council for Science and the Environment Conference (19-21 January 2011, Washington, DC) -
  • 30 November is the deadline to submit case studies on integrated marine and coastal area management (IMCAM) for inclusion in a database being complied by the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat -
  • 15 January is the deadline for submitting abstracts to the "2nd International Symposium on Integrated Coastal Zone Management", 3-7  July 2011, Arendal, Norway -
  • 31 January is the deadline for submitting abstracts to "People in Places: Engaging Together in Integrated Resource Management", 26-29 June 2011, Halifax, Nova Scotia -
  • 5 February is the deadline for submitting abstracts to the "5th EARSeL (European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories) Workshop on Remote Sensing of the Coastal Zone", 1-3 June 2011, Prague, Czech Republic -

 Extracts from the ACZISC Coastal newsletter November 2010 Part 2 of 2

For the full newsletter and previous editions see:

 General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO): this updated version aims to provide the most authoritative, publicly-available bathymetry data sets for the world's oceans. The GEBCO_08 Grid is a continuous terrain model for ocean and land. The latest release of the grid (version 20100927) is available at

 NOAA's Coastal Services Center has released "Local Strategies for Addressing Climate Change: Volume Two". This special edition of the Coastal Services magazine focuses on the activities of coastal resource managers in the US that directly and indirectly address the impacts of climate change -

 Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) is a core project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change. The current issue of the LOICZ INPRINT newsletter is available at

 MPA News features international news and analysis on Marine Protected Areas. The November-December 2010 issue focuses on the extension of the target set in 2005 for 10% global MPA coverage -

 Nova Scotia has introduced legislation, extending indefinitely, a moratorium on oil and gas exploration on the Canadian portion of George's Bank, a sensitive marine ecosystem off the south coast of the Province -

 Environment Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency, is developing a project entitled "The National SAR Wind Project for High Resolution Marine Wind". The project utilizes SAR satellite space-based monitoring for improving wind analysis and short-range prediction over large marine areas, and especially in the coastal zones -

 The "2010 Atlantic Reclamation Conference" was held on 27-29 October 2010 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Topics included Marine and Coastal Protection Planning and Reclamation. The presentations are available at

 The November 2010 issue of the Island Studies Journal includes an article on "Mariculture and Marine Spatial Planning: Integrating Local Ecological Knowledge at Kaledupa Island, Indonesia" -

 Marxan is free software designed to provide decision support for conservation planning, including the design of reserve systems. To download Marxan and related information, including an update of the Marxan Good Practices Handbook, access

 The World Bank has announced a new global partnership that will give developing countries the tools they need to integrate the economic benefits that ecosystems such as forests, wetlands and coral reefs provide, into national accounting systems -,,contentMDK:22746592~pagePK:34370~piPK:34424~theSitePK:4607,00.html


  • 25 February is the deadline for submitting abstracts to the "Coasts and Ports 2011 Conference", 28-30 September 2011, Perth, Western Australia -
  • 31 March is the deadline for submissions to Volume 26 of the Ocean Yearbook. Topics include governance, environment and coastal management, living and non-living resources, transportation and communications, maritime security, etc. -
  • 29 November - 1 December 2010: "9th International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures", Tehran, Iran -
  • 8-10 January 2011: "3rd International Conference on Water and Flood Management", Dhaka, Bangladesh -
  • 7-10 February 2011: "6th International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments", Louisiana, New Orleans -
  • 9-11 February 2011: "National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology", Jacksonville, Florida -
  • COASTGIS 2011, the 10th International Symposium on GIS and Computer Cartography for Coastal Zone Management, is scheduled for 5-8 September 2011 in Oostende Belgium. The main theme of CoastGIS 2011 is "Marine and Coastal Spatial Planning". 1 April 2011 is the deadline for abstracts and workshop proposals -

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