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Conference on Coastal Change, jointly organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and BORDOMER Organization (France), Bordeaux, France, 10-16 February 1995
IOC (1995). Conference on Coastal Change, jointly organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and BORDOMER Organization (France), Bordeaux, France, 10-16 February 1995. IOC Workshop Report, 105. UNESCO: Paris. 24, IV annexes pp.
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    Following Resolution XVII.3 adopted at the Seventeenth Session of the IOC Assemblyrelative to the development of the programme on Ocean Science in Relation to Non-LivingResources (OSNLR), over three hundred scientists and coastal zone managers representing fiftyIOC coastal member states and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) met for five days inBordeaux, France, 6-10 February 1995, to examine the nature, origin and impact assesssmentof physical coastal change. One of the major aims of the Conference, within the frameworkof, and as a follow-up to UNCED, was to facilitate effective communication between scientistsand the user community. In particular, the following questions were addressed: what are thevarious mechanisms and processes responsible for physical coastal changes? What doeconomists need from science and what response can science offer? How can science be usedregarding management and sustainable development of the coastal zone? What are the socialand economic implications of coastal change?The programme included oral presentations, poster sessions and two-days pre and postconference field trips on various case studies relative to the Aquitaine Coastal Zone (SWFrance). Oral presentations (in total 90 for fourteen sessions) included invited speakers andother contributors. Sixty posters were presented during specific two-day sessions. A dailyPress Letter was issued to inform non-specialist participants.Know-how relative to Integrated Coastal Zone Management is expected to benefit fromthe results of the Conference. To this end, one of the major outputs of the Conference is thedecision to use some selected case studies presented to the Conference to produce a set ofpractical manuals that will facilitate the assessment of coastal change for use in coastal zonemanagement.

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