WITHIN THE PROJECT RESEARCH FOR SOCIETY, THE UNIVERSITY OF ZADAR IS ORGANISING A CONFERENCE CYCLE ON INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH IN SMART URBAN COASTAL SUSTAINABILITY (SMUCS).

This call is addressed to all EU-CONEXUS partner institutions and their researchers, with the purpose of coming together on topics of common interest. All conferences and roundtables will deal with the challenges of coastal areas’ sustainable development.

Blue economy in urban coastal areas – this topic is covering various themes with an interdisciplinary approach, from sustainable agriculture to fisheries, aquaculture, and seafaring.

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Subtopics:

Blue economy in urban coastal areas

Adaptation of the blue economy to the climate change

Marine and maritime heritage within the blue economy

Environmental challenges in the development of the blue economy

Other topics related to sustainable development within the blue economy sector

The role of sustainable management of aquatic resources and underwater heritage

Programme

It will be held online via Zoom, and include two parts:

1. Keynote speakers and introductory lectures:        
-    Assoc. prof. Tomislav Šarić, Department of Ecology, Agronomy and Aquaculture, University of Zadar: Sustainable aquaculture development and ecosystem services
-  Assoc. prof. Mladen Rajko, Department of Economics, University of Zadar: The role of the Adriatic Sea in rural areas development  

2. Short presentations from each Partner University
(up to 10-15 minutes per presentation) in which they would present their research from the field of the theme of the event. Researchers should send their topics proposals and a summary by 15th of May 2023. Participation from other institutions are welcome as well. 

Full programme to be announced soon.

Registration

Please fill out the online questionnaire https://www.1ka.si/a/cedc2e1d as a speaker with a suggested title of the presentation, or register as a listener for topics of your interest.

Short presentations by up to two researchers from each partner university (up to 10-15 minutes per presentation) in which they would present their research in the area of the event's theme. Researchers should submit their topic proposals, abstracts and presentations by 19th of May, 2023. As one of the objectives of the conferences is interdisciplinarity in research on SmUCS, we suggest that each presentation emphasize its significance for research.

Registration for participants who wish to observe the event is open until Friday, 26 May 2023.