CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Due May 1, 2020
The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA), in cooperation with the Coastal Zone Foundation, announces the Call for Abstracts for its 2020 National Coastal Conference, October 13- October 16, 2020 at the Westin Long Beach in Long Beach, CA.
If you are interested in submitting a dedicated session please see these guidelines.
ASBPA is the nation’s first organization to promote science-based policies for the preservation of coastal areas. The theme of the 2020 conference, “2020 Vision for Our Coasts: Shifting Shores, Surf & Sediment” continues to broaden our focus across the coastal zone. The National Coastal Conference provides an opportunity for coastal stakeholders and managers to develop collaborative networks to promote best management practices, while learning the latest science, engineering and policy needed to maintain and improve the health of our beachfront and estuarine shorelines and ecosystems.
In addition to our usual content of coastal science and engineering, policy and management, restoration and resilience, this year ASBPA’s conference has a dedicated call for presentations on coastal and beach resource management. This track focuses on the challenges of beach management operations and coastal land use especially when considering the impacts of Sea Level Rise (SLR); this session will explore the complexities of coastal resource management and restoration projects and the specific challenges associated with the competing demands and interests of diverse stakeholders, this session also intends to share experiences in dealing with issues such as communication and outreach for overarching physical drivers such as sea-level rise, sediment deficiencies, king tides and the impacts on the urban flooding environment.
Presentations or posters are invited for a broad range of technical, science, engineering, economics, coastal management, hazard risk management and policy topics. Specific topics include, but are not limited to:
Presentations may be PowerPoint or poster format. Abstracts (up to 500 words) are due by May 1, 2020. Submit abstracts via the online form. Presenters are responsible for all of their expenses including travel, lodging, and registration fees. Notification of presentation status will occur by June 19, 2020. Additional information can be found at www.asbpa.org.