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Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"
Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"

10th - 11th August 2017: North American Symposium on Climate Change and Coastal Zone Management, Montreal, Canada

Structure of the Event

The  North American Symposium on Climate Change and Coastal Zone Management will be organised in two main strands:

Strand 1: the displays

Participating and organisations will be able to put-up displays describing their works and projects and to distribute the relevant information to the participants. The displays will be the backbone of the event and will allow close, one-to-one contacts between the participants and the exhibitors.

Strand 2: the presentations

  • A set of presentations, distributed over a set of themes will be organised, distributed over parallel sessions dealing with some of the issues of strategic value in the field of climate change adaptation in coastal region and communities. Some of the topics to be tackled in the event include:
  • Planning processes, activities and measures to increase resilience of coastal areas and communities
  • Measurements and management of flood risks in coastal areas
  • Early warning systems and management of storm surges and storm water
  • Environmental impact evaluation and support to reconstruction efforts
  • Monitoring, management and treatment of polluted stormwater and discharges
  • Measures to monitor and reduce erosion of coastal areas
  • Community-based actions to handle coastal zone depletion due to climate change
  • Financial incentives and financial means to support green infra-structures

The plenary and parallel sessions, as well as the social events, will provide participants with an outstanding opportunity to interact, network and learn about the latest ideas, projects and practices, mainstreaming climate change adaptation in coastal regions.


The North American Symposium on Climate Change and Coastal Zone Management will be held from 9th to 11th August 2017 in Montréal. Quebec, Canada. Montréal is the 9th largest city in North America, the second largest economy in Canada and one of the largest inland ports in the world, with a rich and diverse history, many international connections, and is often named “Canada’s Cultural Capital”. 

Created in 1990, the Institut des Sciences de l’Environnement (ISE) is an interdisciplinary space for discussion and coordination which brings researchers of several departments, research centres and groups together. It offers two graduate programs (M.Sc., Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences). It is a leading centre for environmental research and education in Quebec.

9th August 2017:
Arrival and set-up of displays
Evening: Free

10th August 2017
All day: Exhibition and visit to displays
Morning: Plenary and parallel sessions
Afternoon: Plenary and parallel sessions
Evening: Reception: get-together of participants
for informal chats and networking
11th August 2017
Morning: Plenary and Sessions, Exhibition and visit to displays
Afternoon: Plenary and parallel sessions, exhibition and visit to displays
Round-table with key experts & conclusions with the hand over of the Awards for the best papers

In order to ensure an efficient use of the time, delegates are kindly asked to organise their travel in a way that allows them to arrive in Montréal in the course of 9th August 2017, and travel back on or after 12th August 2017, so they can fully take part in the Symposium.

Fees and Charges

A discounted fee of US$ 350/C$ 472/Euro 320 (professionals) or US$ 180/C$243/ Euro 150 (for students) plus 19% VAT, will be charged to those who register until 30th April 2017 (early bird registration). After that, delegates will need to pay the full fee of US$ 400/C$ 540/Euro 360 and US$ 200/C$ 270(Euro 175 respectively (plus 19% VAT). Invoices can be issued in either US / Canadian dollars, or Euros. The fee includes lunches and coffee breaks on day 2 and day 3 as well as the evening reception on day 2. Furthermore, the fee includes a on-line copy of the book Climate Change and Coastal Zone Management in North America” to be made available to the participants whose papers have been submitted and accepted.

Organisations or individuals not able to pay this fee should contact the Secretariat so that it may be reduced in special cases. Interested people and organisations are encouraged to register by completing the application form provided. This is a self-funded event and the organisers are unable to pay any travel or accommodation costs of any kind. They are however happy to issue letters of invitation to support delegates to request funding for their participation.

Letzte Änderung: 21.11.16

An die Redaktion

North American Symposium on Climate Change and Coastal Zone Management


Svenja Scheday 
International Climate Change Information Programme