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Location: Caen, France
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2006-05-09    
End Date: 2006-05-12

Event Description:
7th International Conference on the Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas
EMECS 7 - 40th Symposium of the Estuarine and Coastal Science Association

Theme: Sustainable co-development of enclosed coastal seas - our shared responsibility

Conference outline

The seventh EMECS conference will be built upon the general themes of ‘co-development’ and ‘shared responsibility’. These two themes encompass the philosophy that the environment belongs to all and it follows therefore that we share responsibility for its sustainable use and protection for the benefit of future generations. A key-element is pluridisciplinarity, particularly building bridges between science, education and socio-economics. The main aim is to encourage cross-linkages between education and policy-making, in this case integrating the management of natural resources and environmental awareness cost-effectively through education and by local participation.

To make the conference fruitful and achieve discussions leading to innovative approaches to the management and of enclosed coastal seas and landscapes throughout the world, it is suggested to start from local issues which will then be placed in a global context. Such a collaborative approach to the sustainable management of natural resources will rely upon:

Promoting creative ideas and linking people
disseminating successful practices, approaches and projects
creating new networks and educational tools for all sectors
taking an international dimension
The conference will look at specific examples of successful restoration and protection efforts in coastal areas and watersheds that impact them.

CAEN EXPO-CONGRES, Centre de Congrès, 13, avenue Albert Sorel, BP 6260, 14 065 CAEN Cedex 4, France
The main theatre at the Center of Congress in Caen (Basse Normandie, France)

French, and English in plenary sessions, with simultaneous translation
English in other sessions (French with iconography in English)

Additional information
Download the information bulletin (First circular)

Contact email:

Event programme:
Check information bulletin

Collaborators and organisers:
ECSA (Estuarine and Coastal Science Association)

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - being negotiated)

University of Caen - Basse Normandie
Conseil Régional de Basse Normandie
Conseil Général du Calvados
Ville de Caen (City Council)
Caen la Mer (Communauté de l’Agglomération de Caen)

GEREL (Gestion Environnementale des Ressources Estuariennes et Littorales)

c/o Dr Bernard SYLVAND
Station Marine de l’Université de Caen
54 rue du Dr Charcot, 14530 Luc-sur-Mer, France
Tel: +44 (0)2 31 967311
Fax: +44 (0)2 31 973154

Website url:

Registration form:

Registration fee: check info bulletin

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: No

Event within Framework of MARBEF: (none)

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: No

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