EMECS 9 Organizers are seeking abstracts that represent the following session topics. Abstract submitters are encouraged to address one of the main conference themes in their abstract, however they are not limited to these session recommendations and may indicate during the submission process an alternative session topic.
Accountability: measuring progress toward sustainable and integrated coastal seas management; tools for measuring progress and reporting results; understanding trajectories of change
Sustainable Approaches: sharing case studies and lessons learned in coastal seas restoration, pollution prevention, and long-term protection; adapting to climate change; and valuing business and economics in coastal management
Finance and Funding: investigating new, innovative and sustainable ways to support restoration, conservation, and pollution prevention efforts; judicious investment and methods for targeting cost-effective and innovative restoration practices
Multilateral Partnerships: assessing institutional models for shared governance and environmental stewardship; paradigms for multi-lateral partnerships between federal, state, and local government, academic institutions, businesses, and nongovernmental actors; partnerships for improved management of transboundary coastal seas
Innovative Education and Communication: integrating web-based technologies with creative and effective classroom and outdoor education; engaging citizens in two-way information exchange and involvement; communicating effectively to increase public awareness and citizen involvement; effective outreach through meaningful storytelling
Underlying Science: the latest science on the development and assessment of sustainable approaches for integrated coastal seas restoration and management
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