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Third International Conference on Physical Coastal Processes, Management and Engineering, Gran Canaria, Spain

The Third International Conference on Physical Coastal Processes, Management and Engineering will take place from 9 to 11 April 2013 in Gran Canaria, Spain.

Coastal regions present a complex and dynamic web of natural and human-related processes. Although coastal zones are na...

9 April 2013 - 9 April 2013
Spain

The Third International Conference on Physical Coastal Processes, Management and Engineering will take place from 9 to 11 April 2013 in Gran Canaria, Spain.

Coastal regions present a complex and dynamic web of natural and human-related processes. Although coastal zones are narrow areas stretching over a few kilometres on either side of the shoreline, occupying a small strip of ocean and land, they play a very important role. They account for nearly a quarter of all oceanic biological production, which in turn supplies approximately 80% of the world's fish.

The physical aspects of the coastal processes have been a matter of concern for decades but recent advances in a number of areas - including satellite remote sensing - are giving rise to significant progress in this field. In order to reach satisfactory solutions that both satisfy the demand for coastal regions' resources and the protection of its environment, there is a need to understand all aspects and they way they interact with each other.

The event will stress the need for further research to improve the quality of coastal processes prediction, the understanding of model results and their comparison with well-documented case studies and field experiments.For further information, please visit: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/13-conferences/coastal-processes-2013.html