NatCap Project aims to integrate the values of nature into all major decisions affecting the environment and human well-being. [It is a] partnership combining research innovation at Stanford University and the University of Minnesota with the global reach of conservation science and policy at The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund”. LAGOONS will participate with a poster presentation by Gooch, G.D. and Baggett, S., entitled “Participatory scenario development in four European coastal lagoons”. The 2014 NatCap Annual Meeting and Training will be held at Stanford University, California, USA from Wednesday, March 26th to Friday, March 28th 2014.
( further information at http://www.naturalcapitalproject.org/ )
The DPSIR approach was presented at the CIRCLE 2 – Adaptation Frontiers: Conference on European Climate Adaptation Research and Practice, Lisbon, 10-12 March 2014.
The title of the oral presentation is “INTEGRATED PAN-EUROPEAN VIEW FOR COASTAL LAGOONS MANAGEMENT: A NESTED DPSIR APPROACH” and will be given by Ana I. Lillebø from University of Aveiro.
( more information at http://www.adaptationfrontiers.eu/ )
Multi-stakeholder seminar in Kaliningrad region “Local climate change and needs for basin-related adaptation” was run 21-22 January, 2014 in Kaliningrad (Russian Federation) in the framework of the projects “River basin management and climate change adaptation in the Neman river basin (NEMAN)” and “Integrated water resources and coastal zone management in European lagoons in the context of climate change (LAGOONS)”. 47 participants from Kaliningrad administrative, scientific and education organizations related to environment management as well as guests from Belarus, Poland and Lithuania.
Atlantic Branch of P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences (ABIORAS), the Partner #4 of the LAGOON project, was a host organizer of this seminar.
Dr. Grzegorz Rozynski, Institute of Hydro-engineering of Polish Academy of Sciences, Gdansk,Poland gave a presentation “Climate and socio-economic impact analysis in the Vistula Lagoon”.
Dr. Boris Chubarenko, Atlantic Branch of P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Kaliningrad, Russian Federation, gave a presentation “Regional climate changes and their influence on the Vistula Lagoon”.
Participants discussed Regional aspects of climate change and possible climate change adaptation activities by different sectors.
The workshop started right away after our project meeting in Venice on the 14th of October and ended today on the 25th of October. It was a very nice experience for all of us.
The participants were Nataliia Loboda and her PhD student Yuliia Bozhok from Odessa
and Dmitry A. Domnin from Kaliningrad.
LAGOONS team will give a presentation at the SedNet conference in Lisbon, Special Session ARCH “Management of multiple pressures on estuaries and lagoons in a changing climate” on the 8 November. The title of the presentation will be: “From four “hotspot” lagoons to pan-European lagoons management: Lessons learnt so far from the FP7 LAGOONS project”
The 5th LAGOONS consortium meeting will take place in Venice, October 7-10, 2013, in which the Advisory Board will also participate. The meeting is kindly hosted by Dr. Georg Umgiesser from the Institute of Marine Science, National Research Council (ISMAR-CNR).
LAGOONS project contributes actively with other EU-funded projects.
Check out there the ARCH project newsletter with reference to our project.
LAGOONS project contributes actively to EC activities. Recently, we have answered a questionnaire envisaging the ‘Assessment of the Effectiveness and Impact of
International Science and Technology Cooperation Modalities of FP7’, promoted by the
Directorate General for Research and Innovation.
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