[Aqualist] Coastal change meeting, Hong Kong
T.Barrows at exeter.ac.uk
Tue Aug 10 04:16:28 EST 2010
The first joint international conference of
IGCP 588: ‘Preparing for Coastal Change’ and
INQUA 1001: ‘Quaternary Coastal Change and Records of Extreme Marine
Inundation on Coastal Environments’
30 November 2010 (Tuesday) - 4 December 2010 (Saturday)
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
The IGCP 588 “Preparing for coastal change” aims to integrate contemporary processes, impacts and responses of coastal environments to changes in sea level and extreme events, with an overarching focus on human influences and reactions to coastal processes. The project will include further examination of past and present coastal dynamics and evolution, with the additional emphasis on predictive modelling of the coastal response to changing climates, anthropogenic impacts and natural hazards. In collaboration with INQUA 1001: Impacts of sea level change and extreme marine inundation on coastal environments we aim to bring together researchers assessing coastal dynamics and vulnerability at timescales from minutes to millennia that are immediately relevant to a variety of stakeholders interested in the future of coastal communities globally. By drawing together researchers that have an interest in “preparing for coastal change” these projects will provide a forum for scientists to network, collaborate, gain experience and develop skills.
With this in mind we are pleased to announce the initial IGCP588 “Preparing for Coastal Change” joint meeting with the INQUA 1001: Impacts of sea level change and extreme marine inundation on coastal environments.
The meeting will be held at the University of Hong Kong from 30 November ‐ 4 December 2010. Registration
- Deadline for abstract submission - 1 September 2010 (notification on 15 September)
- End of discounted rate for registration - 15 October 2010
- End of special rate for accommodation booking for Ramada Hong Kong Hotel, Island Pacific
Hotel and Courtyard by Marriott - 15 October 2010
What to do
- Email your abstract to igcp588 at hku.hk<mailto:igcp588 at hku.hk>.
- Complete the registration form (download from http://www.hku.hk/science/igcp588/) and send it to igcp588 at hku.hk<mailto:igcp588 at hku.hk>.
- Pay registration fees with methods:
1. By bank draft: Payable to ‘The University of Hong Kong’. Please fax or email a scanned copy of the bank
draft directly to Dr Y Zong (Fax No. 00-852-25176912 or igcp588 at hku.hk<mailto:igcp588 at hku.hk>).
2. By internet or bank transfer to:
Beneficiary Name: The University of Hong Kong
Account No: 004-002-222834-001
Bank: The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp. Ltd.
Address: 1 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
SWIFT Code: HSBC HK HH HKH
Please fax or email a copy of payment transfer record to Dr Y Zong (Fax No. 00-852-25176912 or
igcp588 at hku.hk<mailto:igcp588 at hku.hk>).
3. By credit card:
Complete the credit card payment part of the registration form (from http://www.hku.hk/science/igcp588/)
and, fax or email the form to Dr Y Zong (Fax No. 00-852-25176912 or igcp588 at hku.hk<mailto:igcp588 at hku.hk>).
Before 15 October 2010 After 15 October 2010
Professionals HK$2300 HK$2800
Students HK$1500 HK$1800
(ice-breaker party and seafood dinner)
- Ramada Hong Kong Hotel (www.hotels.com/ho233324/ramada-hotel-hong-kong-hong-kong<http://www.hotels.com/ho233324/ramada-hotel-hong-kong-hong-kong>)
- Island Pacific Hotel (www.sino-hotels.com/Island_Pacific_Hotel/en/default.aspx<http://www.sino-hotels.com/Island_Pacific_Hotel/en/default.aspx>)
- Courtyard by Marriott (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hkgcy-courtyard-hong-kong)
All three hotels are close to the HKU campus. Please contact Dr Y Zong if you have encountered any problems (IGCP588 at hku.hk<mailto:IGCP588 at hku.hk>).
Visa application: If you need a letter for your visa applications, please email to Dr Zong at
igcp588 at hku.hk<mailto:igcp588 at hku.hk>.
Funds from INQUA1001 Impacts of sea level change and extreme marine inundation on coastal environments and the Stephen Hui Trust Funds (HKU) are available to support participants under three categories:
- PhD candidates,
- Early Career Researchers (achieved their PhD in the last 5 years), and
- Researchers from Developing Counties.
Successful candidates will be expected to present an oral or poster presentation and provide a conference report for the funding organizations. Please send your abstract, 1 page CV and a short statement on expected research outputs to Dr. Craig Sloss by email: c.sloss at qut.edu.au<mailto:c.sloss at qut.edu.au>
Dr. Craig Sloss
Lecturer in Geosciences
Discipline of Biogeoscience.
Faculty of Science
c.sloss at qut.edu.au<mailto:c.sloss at qut.edu.au>
Ph: +61 7 313 82610
Fax: +61 7 313 81535
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