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Call for Contributions for the Future Earth Coasts Open Science Conference (20-22/10/20)

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

United Nations / Ocean Science & Technology / Ocean Policy & Sustainable Development / Business & Industry

Oceans and coasts are changing. We're listening to those changes. Complex challenges take a diverse community to hear, understand and act.

Our oceans and coasts are diverse and interconnected. Collaboration is our strength, underlying and reinforcing our capacity to think, innovate, and invest in their long-term wellbeing. The 2020 Our Coastal Futures conference will bring together voices from researchers, practitioners, Indigenous peoples, activists, businesses, youth, and decision-makers. This vibrant conference will inspire new ideas to enable a transition towards respectful custodianship of our oceans and coasts. This event is designed to foster a sense of trust and respect among all, emphasizing diversity, innovation, and connections.

The program will include traditional formats and other expressions, to create a new narrative on the role of respectful ocean and coastal custodianship, based on trust, reciprocity, communication and collaboration.Come join us at Our Coastal Futures 2020 conference from 19 – 22 October, plus three days of workshop and excursion opportunities (19, 23, 24 October 2020) on the Gold Coast, Australia. We’re still finalizing the agenda, but a fantastic line-up is already taking shape.


Call for contributions

Call for contributions close on the 10th February. We are seeking expressions of interest from diverse fields, geographies and people for the following presentation formats:
-Youth Event
-Virtual engagement
-Yarning Circle
-Artistic Expressions

We encourage proposals for traditional conference sessions that will then be assigned submissions for oral presentations by the organisers.
Please visit the website for further information on the formats and the submission form.


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