Between 25 and 29 May 2020, the University of Liège will organise the 52nd Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics. Theme this year is "Towards understanding and assessing human impacts on coastal marine environments".
The coastal ocean is under increasing multiple (climate and not-climate) pressures that affect its functioning and health, and compromise the provision of services to the society. The set-up of a scientifically underpinned ecosystem-based management scheme for the coastal ocean requires a thorough understanding of human impacts on the physics, biogeochemistry and biodiversity at large scale. Such a management scheme should be firmly embedded in the science-management-policy interface, taking account of selecting useful and communicable indicators for the ecosystem health, targeting ecosystem services and making use of novel analytical tolls acknowledging the complexity of Drivers-Pressures-Stressors-Impacts-Responses (DPSIR) interactions.
For more information about the call for abstracts, be sure to click the link at the top of the page.