Atlantic Network for Coastal Risks Management,21st February 2012
Seminar Agenda

Atlantic Network for Coastal Risks Management
National Seminar, 21 February 2012
Aula Maxima, Quadrangle Building, NUI Galway


8.30 – 9.00am Registration and Coffee

9.00 – 9.15am Welcoming address (An tOll. Nollaig Mac Congáil: Registrar and Deputy-President, NUI Galway)

9.15 – 9.30am Opening address (Joanna Kelly: Irish Planning Institute, Vice–President)

9.30 – 11.00am Session 1 Coastal risks management

§ The Atlantic Network for Coastal Risks Management (ANCORIM) project

§ Decision-makers’ needs at national and European scales

11.00 – 11.30am Coffee

11.30 – 1.00pm Session 2 Innovative ANCORIM products

§ Tool 1 – General (and school) educational guide for raising awareness of coastal risks (Paula Cabado: Diputación Provincial de A Coruña, Spain)

§ Tool 2 – Natural infrastructures and soft coastal protection solutions
(Cyril Mallet: Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières, France)

§ Tool 3 – ANCORIM Website and multimedia communication tool (Isabelle Dévé Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine, France)

§ Tool 4 – Decision Making and Coastal Risks: A Good Practice Guide (Iain Douglas: Mayo County Council)

1.00 – 2.00pm Lunch

2.00 – 3.15pm Session 3 Experiences and best practice – case studies

§ Portugal – Esmoriz and Cortegaça. Shoreline mobility defining potential for coastal protection of the urban seafronts (Dr Luciana das Neves: University of Porto)

§ Ireland – Development Planning and coastal risks: field evaluation from County Mayo (Dr Kevin Lynch: NUI Galway)

§ Spain – Rías Baixas. Management and prevention of risks affecting the quality of coastal waters in relation to aquaculture (Raquel Diez: Centro Tecnologico del Mar, Spain)

3.15pm Q&A and closing remarks (Prof Micheál Ó Cinnéide: NUI Galway)

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