Virtual Workshop CMEP: Advanced scientific techniques to inform integrated coastal zone management

Virtual Workshop CMEP:

Advanced Scientific Techniques to Inform Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Hosted by the National Oceanography Centre

15 - 26 March 2021

The coastal zone is at the forefront of efforts to meet the global challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and sustainable development. The growing awareness that management strategies have to be integrative and adaptive to meet these challenges necessitates managers to develop a holistic understanding of coastal functioning. Monitoring strategies are required to flag and identify and monitor drivers of change, and modelling techniques are needed to better understand coastal processes and predict the outcomes of management scenarios.

This workshop is geared towards those tasked with governance or management of the coastal zone, or those responsible for data generation to inform coastal zone management. Its principal themes will be in situ sensor-based monitoring, habitat mapping via geo spatial modelling and remote sensing, and finally hydrodynamic modelling to determine coastal zone functioning and hazard assessment. Sessions will be facilitated by world leading scientists from the National Oceanography Centre in the UK. Case studies will be presented from throughout the Caribbean region as teaching tools, but the techniques explained have global utility. The workshop will conclude with a knowledge exchange exercise aimed at identifying scientific evidence needs to support policy development. All participants are encouraged to engage in this session via short presentations identifying key issues or knowledge gaps to stimulate discussion and identification of potential solutions.

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Sessions & Dates (For further details on each session, Click Here)

Commencing with opening address by Professor Ed Hill, CBE, National Oceanography Centre Chief Executive.

  1. Ocean science for sustainable development - Monday 15 March 2021 (15:00-18:00 GMT) Facilitator: Dr Sara Fowell
  2. Monitoring Ocean Acidification – Part 1 Sensor set up and maintenance - Tuesday, 16 March 2021 (15:00-18:00 GMT) Facilitators: Dr Sara Fowell, Dr Socratis Loucaides
  3. Monitoring Ocean Acidification – Part 2 Sensor data processing - Wednesday, 17 March 2021 (15:00-18:00 GMT) Facilitators: Dr Socratis Loucaides, Sarah Cryer
  4. Marine Survey Tools for Habitat Mapping, and Geo-spatial Modelling, and Tailor-made tools for marine data analysis - Friday, 19 March 2021 (15:00-18:00 GMT) Facilitators: Dr James Strong, Dr Tim Le Bas
  5. Marine Survey Tools part 2 : How do you map the shallow water environments in the coastal zone? Estimating bathymetry using satellite and in-situ data within ArcMap and Google Earth Engine - Monday, 22 March 2021 (15:00-18:00 GMT) Facilitators: Dr Tim Le Bas, Stephen Carpenter
  6. Caribbean-wide Hydrodynamic Modelling - Tuesday, 23 March 2021 (15:00-18:00 GMT) Facilitator: Dr Jenny Brown, Dr Amani Becker
  7. Particle Tracking applications for Sargassum and Larval Connectivity - Wednesday, 24 March 2021 (15:00-18:00 GMT) Facilitator: Dr Gaby Mayorga Adame, Dr Amani Becker
  8. Model outputs and case studies from the Caribbean - Thursday, 25 March 2021 (15:00-18:00 GMT) Facilitator: Dr Judith Wolf, Dr Amani Becker
  9. Transforming Science into Policy - Friday, 26 March 2021 (15:00-18:00 GMT) Facilitator: Alan Evans


To find out more about the CME Programme, visit the following sites: News & Videos and Information & talks from Nov 2020 Stakeholder Consultation Workshop