Submit your abstract to AOGS in Honolulu, Hawaii (June, 2018)

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Received from Dr Serena Blyth Lee from Griffith University, Australia.

Submit your abstract to Asia Oceania Geosciences Society annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii by the 19th of January 2018!

We would like to bring your attention to the following two sessions (more info below) that will be held at the upcoming AOGS in Honolulu, Hawaii from the 3rd to the 8th of June, 2018.

OS20 “Building Resilience – Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Challenges” 

OS19 “Marine Debris – from Modelling to Monitoring, to Microplastics”

See info on sessions below!

OS20 “Building Resilience – Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Challenges”
This session invites presentations from researchers addressing climate change impacts on coastal communities and coastal ecosystems, and adaptation approaches to mitigate climate change impacts. Topics covered in this session include:

•Description of processes contributing to regional and/or local sea level rise.
•Changes in coastal processes and implications for coastal management
•Ecosystem response to changing conditions
•Impact of future ocean conditions on marine ecosystems.
•Strategies to improve resilience, from hard solutions to nature-based approaches.
•Case studies demonstrating adaptation strategies.
•Challenges of implementation in highly vulnerable, poor, coastal communities.
•Successful coastal management projects likely to improve resilience.
•Coastal management and ecosystem health under future conditions.
•Data gaps: e.g. morphological response to sea level rise; resilience of marine ecosystems.

 

OS19 “Marine Debris – from Modelling to Monitoring, to Microplastics”
This session invites presentations from the wide spectrum of marine debris research, including:

•Modelling and/or monitoring,
•Spatial and temporal distribution of marine debris in open oceans, coastal waterways, coastlines, lakes and rivers.
•Degradation and/or fate of marine debris, including biological uptake of microplastics,
•Novel methods for monitoring marine debris
•Success and limitations of strategies to reduce marine debris.
•The economic burden of marine debris
•Implications for human health

We hope to see you in Hawaii.

Dr Serena Blyth Lee

Research Fellow

Griffith Climate Change Response Program
Griffith Centre for Coastal Management
Griffith School of Engineering
Griffith University