Event Date/Time: Apr 30, 2012 End Date/Time: May 03, 2012
Early Registration Date: Mar 30, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 30, 2011
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Call for Abstracts, Workshops & Session Topics

Coastal Cities Summit II
April 30- May 3, 2012
Bayfront Hilton Hotel, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Registration OPEN: http://www.registerserendipitousevents.com
Abstract submission OPEN: http://www.xcdsystem.com/ccs2012/abstract/index.cfm?id=4etCUmI

The International Ocean Institute - USA, the Patel School for Global Sustainability, and the University of South Florida announce the Coastal Cities Summit II, to be held April 30—May 3, 2012, in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

• August 31, 2011: Registration and submissions open online
• October 30, 2011: Deadline for Abstracts, proposals for Workshop Topics and Panel Presentations
• December 15, 2011: Authors will be informed of selection by e-mail
• March 31, 2012: Deadline for early registration


Approximately 2.8 billion people, over 40% of the total global population, live in coastal cities. The planet’s population is projected to reach over eight billion people by 2050. Coastal regions are particularly vulnerable to climate change and human pressures. We face significant challenges in managing the use of natural assets of coastal regions. Significant implications are expected for ecosystem stability, human health, and sustaining economic vitality. Ecosystem, societal, and economic assets need to be considered in planning for coastal and urban development, coastal pollution, and other resource uses. How do our coastal communities best prepare for sea level rise, ocean acidification, and increased meteorological variability? Coastal cities also face needs in marine transportation and coastal and port security. These require public education and engagement.

Workshops, Plenary and Keynote speeches, and individual presentations are solicited.
Emphasis: case studies, best practices, and solutions in the following thematic areas:
• Budgeting for Smart Development under a Changing Climate
• Coastal and Port Security
• Coastal Energy Alternatives
• Urbanization, Population Growth and Vulnerable Communities

Presentations and workshops should address one or more of the following:
• Environmental Challenges (e.g., natural disasters; man-made disasters; global climate change impacts, conservation of natural resources, environmental degradation )
• Social Challenges (e.g., population growth; vulnerable communities; societal fragmentations)
• Economic Challenges (e.g., public budgets; private expenditures; income-generating sources)
• Public Policy Challenges (e.g., maritime and port security; infrastructure; freshwater and sanitation; resource management; social policy)

Types of submissions:
• Proposals for panels, workshop sessions and session leads.
• Abstracts for individual presentations focusing on case studies highlighting solutions.
• Keynote, Plenary, and Panel Sessions.
• Posters

Submissions - No more than 250 words for individuals or 800 words for panels and workshops. Include contact information (name, affiliation, address, phone, and email) for individual participants. Include experience he/she brings to that session.

Please visit the conference website (www.coastalcities-ioi.org) after July 15, 2011 for complete instructions.
Proposers will receive notification of selection by e-mail on December 15, 2011.

Working Language:
English (speaker may independently arrange for English translation).

Further Questions:
Please contact, Mara Hendrix, at mara@usf.edu or ph. +1 (727) 553-1118 (USA).


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Additional Information

registration: early bird $395 regular $495 on-site $595 student $250