Climate Futures

Climate Futures

Climate Futures Marine and Coastal Impacts and Adaptation Workshop

Following on from our successful workshops last year, Climate Futures will be holding a series of Research Theme workshops throughout the rest of the year. The first in the series will be the Marine and Coastal Impacts and Adaptation Research Theme workshop to be held on Monday the 25th July 2011.

The Marine and Coastal Impacts and Adaptation Research Theme aims to bring together those working on issues such as:

1)    coastal, estuarine and shelf geoscience;
2)    coastal and marine climate risk, global and local change on coastal biodiversity;
3)    the sustainable utilisation of marine resources;
4)    the safeguarding of marine and coastal heritage in the face of climate change; and
5)   law, policy and planning strategies for marine environmental governance.

The workshop will be lead by the themes Co-directors, Associate Professor Ian Goodwin and Dr Erika Techera with the purpose of setting a priority agenda for a full day workshop to be held during the mid-semester break.

Our objective of the workshop is to focus on developing long-term, high quality research projects. By harnessing our collective expertise we will support our members by:

1)    Building stronger collaborative linkages - facilitating multi-disciplinary teams which include a range of junior and senior researchers;
2)    Developing new and strengthening existing external partnerships;
3)    Identifying ways to foster linkages between research clusters and known funding opportunities.

This is an open invitation. We encourage Climate Futures members to bring one person from their department or any other Macquarie academic from a relevant discipline who may be interested in participating. Please pass on this invitation to your postgraduate students.

When: Monday 25th July 2011
Time: 2.30-4.30pm
Where: Biology Tearoom
RSVP: Leigh Staas by Friday 22nd July 2011 (essential for catering purposes)

Refreshments will be provided - Please bring your own mug






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