LOICZ addresses the integration and future perspectives of changing coastal areas at its international Open Science Conference (OSC) on “Coastal Systems, Global Change and Sustainability”, from 12-15 September, 2011, in Yantai, China. The aim of the LOICZ OSC 2011 is to bring together the international research community working on land-ocean issues, show-case the width and scope of ongoing research, help to build a community in this highly interdisciplinary field, and to inspire new research, theory building and applied science.

The OSC is integrative in nature, amalgamating different disciplines to generate new levels of understanding and improve decision making in policy and practice. A well-targeted training program for early career scientists – the Young LOICZ Forum – offers young people the opportunity to learn about drivers and pressures on coastal systems and to better define their future professional role in coastal management.

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