Co-creating evidence-based business roadmaps and policy solutions for enhancing coastal-rural collaboration and synergies

COASTAL among the keynotes and special talks at the 3rd International Baltic Earth Conference

Date: 2-3 June 2020

Venue: Jastarnia, Hel Peninsula, Poland (held online)

The event was planned to be held in Poland but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it happened online where at least 80 participants (max. at a time) contributed with 35 oral presentations. A broad international research community discussed key scientific issues to improve Earth System understanding of the Baltic Sea region as the basis for science-based management in the face of climatic, environmental and human impact in the region. Stockholm University, the Swedish partner in COASTAL project, investigates land-sea synergies in the Norrström drainage basin and its coastal Baltic region, and represented COASTAL in this event through a keynote special presentation. The aim was to address the complexities of land-sea interactions and transition pathways towards coastal improvements. The presentation reviewed results of participatory-qualitative simulations, stakeholder-validated semi-quantitative assessments, and fully quantitative cross-sector/system stock-flow modeling that were conducted as part of the COASTAL project (Available here)