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Tuesday, 07 January 2020 21:45

Call for abstracts: Navigating a Changing Climate conference at COPEDEC

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Navigating a Changing Climate at COPEDEC

On Thursday 19th and Friday 20th November 2020, the Navigating a Changing Climate partners will organise a two-day conference as part of the 10th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (COPEDEC) to be held in The Philippines, hosted by The Philippine Ports Authority.

The themes of this ‘conference within a conference’ will include:

-Moving towards ‘net zero’ emissions of greenhouse gases from port infrastructure including the port estate

-Ports’ role in enabling the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from vessels

-Intermodality and system-level climate change resilience 

-Effects of extreme weather, including risk assessments, contingency plans and warning systems 

-Monitoring and adaptive management for responding to change 

-Climate change adaptation, including theory and practice, methodologies and case studies 

-Optimising operational resilience, including the role of inspection and maintenance 

-Flexible and adaptive infrastructure designNature-based solutions to improve navigation infrastructure resilience 

-Other climate change topics

One-page abstracts are now invited on any of the above themes and other climate change related topics.  The selection of presentations will be based solely on these abstracts.

In addition to a title (maximum 20 words), the abstract should include the name(s) of the author(s), their affiliation(s) and country.  Where there is more than one author, the main (presenting) author must be clearly indicated.  The most appropriate conference theme should also be indicated.

Selected papers must be presented at the conference by one of the authors, and the main author must guarantee such a presentation. Presenting authors will be entitled to a reduced registration fee (to be confirmed but likely 200 euros compared to 300 euros for Navigating a Changing Climate conference delegates).

Abstracts should be submitted as a PDF attached to an email to the conference secretariat   and copied to .  The email title line should be clearly marked with the main author’s surname and ‘Navigating a Changing Climate conference abstract’.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 21st February 2020