Final Stakeholders Workshop in Murcia – future scenarios for Mar Menor coastal lagoon

And on the 30th of May, various stakeholders representatives participated in the Final Stakeholders Workshop in Murcia to discuss future scenarios for Mar Menor coastal lagoon.

 
 
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Final Stakeholders Workshop in Odessa – future scenarios for Tylygulskyi lagoon

On the 29th of May, various stakeholders representatives participated in the Final Stakeholders Workshop in Odessa to discuss future scenarios for Tylygulskyi lagoon.

 
 
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Ria de Aveiro coastal lagoon stakeholder’s workshop

The Ria de Aveiro coastal lagoon stakeholder’s workshop took place on 22 of May at the University of Aveiro.

The LAGOONS project possible future scenarios for Ria de Aveiro were discussed with the local stakeholders which gave their contributions on their vision for Ria de Aveiro for the year 2030.

 
 
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LAGOONS International Conference “Between the River and the Sea”

LAGOONS_Dundee_conf_logo2This open international conference is intended as an arena for discussions around recent findings in the field of integrated water resources and coastal lagoons management. This conference will also show the major findings from the EC-funded FP7 project LAGOONS. The conference is open and external oral presentations are highly encouraged.
This conference will be held between 16th and 18th of September 2014 in Dundee, Scotland (last booking date for this event will be on the 15th September 2014).
More information about the conference and scientific programme here.
Please see the conference link: http://www.buyat.dundee.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=25&catid=2&prodid=391

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The LAGOONS project supports the Vistula Lagoon Forum

The LAGOONS project supports, as an associated partner, the Vistula Lagoon Forum that will take place the 13-14 May 2014 in Kaliningrad, organized by the international projects VILA and HELCOM BASE. The Vistula Lagoon Forum is the First International Forum dedicated to sustainable use of water resources in the Vistula Lagoon sub-region, contributing to the implementation of HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan.

The Forum agenda can be downloaded here

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New Book: Coastal Lagoons in Europe: Integrated Water Resource Strategies

Editors: Ana Lillebø, University of Aveiro, Portugal; Per Stalnacke, Bioforsk, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Norway and Geoffrey D. Gooch, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK.

The book derives from LAGOONS collaborative EC-funded project and will be published by IWA publishing on January 2015, this title belongs to the series European Water Research Series.

Lagoons represent nearly 13% of the shoreline globally and around 5% in Europe. Coastal lagoons are shallow water bodies separated from the ocean by a barrier (e.g., narrow spit), connected at least intermittently to the ocean by one or more restricted inlets, and usually geographically oriented parallel to the shore-line. Coastal lagoons are flexible and usually able to cope with environmental change, yet nowadays they are under threat. This is partly due to climate change impacts (for example, sea-level rise and hydro-meteorological extreme events) but also due to more direct human activities and pressures.

The book focuses on addressing these challenges through integrated management strategies seen in a land-sea and science-stakeholder-policy perspective. Pan-European management challenges are seen from the context of the perspectives of Policy, Environment and Modelling. Four case study lagoons in different geographical locations in Europe provide examples of some of the practical experiences and results around these challenges. Possible impacts on drainage basins and lagoons are introduced through integrated scenarios which were developed through a multi-science and land-lagoon science perspective combined with interactions and contributions from stakeholders and citizens. Issues around climate change impacts on environmental conditions in both drainage basins and lagoons are also included.

Contents: Challenges in the Policy-Environment-Modelling management context; The LAGOONS project in a management challenge context; The challenges in context of science-policy interface; The use of modelling tools to assess river basin environmental impacts; The challenges to improve integrated catchment-to-coast modelling in the context of climate change; Socio-economical and environmental scenarios for 2030; Engagement of local communities and Integrated scenarios; Catchment-to-coast integrated scenarios; Lagoons impact integrated scenarios; Integrated scenarios; The scenarios under the context of climate change (2030 and beyond); Lagoons response using key bio-indicators & and implications on ecological status; Catchment-to-coast climate-change impact scenarios; Coastal areas management perspective; Marine ecosystem services; Recommendations and strategies  pan-European view for coastal lagoons; Case studies  facts and figures: Ria de Aveiro (Portugal), Mar Menor (Spain), Vistula Lagoon (Poland/Russia) and Tyligulskyi lagoon (Ukrain).

New Book: Coastal Lagoons in Europe: Integrated Water Resource Strategies More information please consult 2015 catalogue at: http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a578d2ab39eceebc7c8842973&id=9c79da7e7b&e=5e2489d0f2
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Participation of LAGOONS in the ECSA54 conference, 12-16 May, Sesimbra, Portugal

LAGOONS team will give a presentation at the conference organized by ECSA54 – Coastal systems under change: tuning assessment and management tools.
The meeting will take place in 12-16 May, Sesimbra, Portugal. The presentation will be part of the session ‘Improving management and decision processes: advances in predictive tools’, and the presentation is entitled: “Science-Policy-Stakeholder interface towards a pan-European lagoons management: Lessons learnt so far from the FP7 LAGOONS project” (presented by Ana Lillebø the project coordinator).
The LAGOONS team from Aveiro University will also participate with the following presentations: ‘Responses to the pressures in a coastal lagoon that affect society´s well-being’ (presented by Sousa L.P.); ‘Ecosystem functions supported by salt marshes: coastal C and N sinks’ (presented by Sousa A.I.); Spatial and temporal distribution of seagrass meadows at Ria de Aveiro (Portugal) in the last decade (presented by Sousa A.I.) and ‘Towards the improvement of currently available Zostera noltii seagrass models’ (presented by Azevedo A.).
Link to the conference: http://ecsa54.fc.ul.pt/.

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Contribution from LAGOONS to the Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES) in Marine Environments

LAGOONS project has contributed to the pilot on Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES) in the marine environment, coordinated by EU/DGEnv with the Joint Research Centre (JRC).
LAGOONS together with ARCH project participated in the exercise contributing specifically to the first typology of marine ecosystems: i) Marine inlets and transitional waters (including coastal lagoons, estuaries and fjords).
The second MAES report is now available and presents indicators that can be used at European and Member State levels to map and assess biodiversity, ecosystem condition and ecosystem services according to the Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services.
The report can be downloaded at https://circabc.europa.eu/w/browse/837b3dda-6b1a-4316-a554-723e31062c8f

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6th LAGOONS Consortium meeting

The 6th LAGOONS consortium meeting will take place in Berlin, Germany, and will be organized by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), April 22-26, 2014.

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The OUTPUTS from the ADAPTATION FRONTIERS – Conference on European Climate Change Adaptation Research and Practice are now AVAILABLE for DOWNLOAD

The 3-days conference dedicated to Adaptation-relevant research, policy and practice was held last week. Around 240 participants (among researchers, decision makers, science communicators, practitioners) from 21 countries attended the conference and now the presentations, livestreaming and other outputs (ppt presentations, posters, etc) are available for download.

( please, access them at http://adaptationfrontiers.eu/?id=outputs )

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