GEOSS Support for Decision-Making in the Coastal Zone: Managing and
Mitigating the Impacts of Human Activities and Natural Hazards in the
A series of (regional) GEO Workshops organized by the GEO Coastal Zone Community of Practice
Previous Workshops: The CZCP employs a regional approach to engage users and potential users through GOOS Regional Alliances (GRAs) and regional activities of GTOS. One of the ways that the CZCP is implementing this approach is by organizing a series of regional workshops in partnership with GOOS, GTOS, regional organizations, and GEO member countries. The overall title of the series is “GEOSS Support for Decision-Making in the Coastal Zone: Managing and Mitigating the Impacts of Human Activities and Natural Hazards in the Coastal Zone”. This series of workshops complements and builds upon other GEO activities, including the GEO Inland and Nearshore Coastal Water Quality Remote Sensing Workshop held March 2007 in Geneva and other workshops that focus on improving the skill of forecasts of coastal inundation and storm surge. Within this series, the CZCP focus is on managing and mitigating the impacts of inundation, storm surges, climate change and urbanization through more effective coastal zone management.
The first regional Workshop was held at the National Observatory of Athens, Athens, Greece, on 9-13 June 2008, and this workshop focused on the Mediterranean. Read more...
As one output of this workshop, a sub-regional workshop for the Southern Mediterranean is under planning, with the likely venue being Cairo, Egypt. Read more ...)
The second regional Workshop was originally planned to take place in August 2009 in Accra, Ghana. Logistical problems required postponing this workshop. In late 2009, UNESCO IOC and IHP offered to integrate the program developed for the Accra Workshop into a Workshop jointly organized by IOC and IHP in Cotonou, Benin. In order to accommodate the CZCP program, this workshop had two sub-themes, with the first one focusing on coastal zone issues. The CZCP retained some influence on the program of this sub-theme. Read more ...
The third regional Workshop took place on March 9-11, 2011 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This workshop focused on “Earth Observation Support for Sustainable Tourism in Small Island States” and brought together representatives of a number of stakeholder groups, including providers of Earth observations and derived services and information; private and governmental tourist organizations, national governmental agencies, operators of infrastructure, non-governmental organizations, and researchers. Read more ...