Program overview

The four day conference will take place on Bonaire. It consists of three working-conference days and a one-day fieldtrip covering relevant examples in relation to the conference themes.

Around thirty lectures, delivered by an international team of experts, will provide a comprehensive overview of the state of the art research and latest insights in the Caribbean’s Earth System Science. The lectures will also include relevant linkages with social science aspects such as archaeology documenting how climate change has historically impacted human habitation and human impacts on the coastal zone ecosystems and the implications for sustainable development strategies. The conference aims to conclude with the identification of priority research topics for a Caribbean Joint Coastal Research Initiative. This can serve as a basis to address research needs to effectively address societal needs in coastal zone management within the context of the Caribbean’s ‘Coastal system and ecosystem change: Quo Vadis?’

The titles of the lectures are provisional.