Call for abstracts - 15 March 2018 - Dunkirk (France)

Send your abstract for poster or oral presentation 

Excursion: experience dune restoration in real life


Within the framework of the LIFE+FLANDRE project on the protection and management of transboundary coastal dune complex between Dunkerque and Westende, the Agency of Nature and Forest (Flemish Authority) and the Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale invite you to participate in the international workshop on coastal dunes and sandy beaches management and restoration.


Dates to remember

  • 15 March 2018: deadline Call for abstracts
  • 3 April 2018: selected abstracts announced
  • 1 May 2018: deadline for registration

Call for abstracts

Send us now your abstract for one of the six parallel sessions on 12 and 14 June, or for the poster presentation.

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Themes parallel sessions

  • Impact of climate change on coastal dune dynamics
  • Impact of climate change and atmospheric nitrogen deposition and fixation on biodiversity in coastal dunes
  • Sea level rise and coastal squeeze: need of synergies
    between coastal defense and nature development
  • Restoring ecological connectivity between dune sites along urbanized coasts
  • Nature management planning and scientific monitoring in coastal dunes and sandy beaches
  • Ecosystem services provided by coastal dunes and sandy beaches

Preliminar programme

Tuesday 12 June 2018

  • 09:00   Registration
  • 10:00   Opening session
  • 14:00   Inspiring transboundary projects
  • 15:30   Parallel sessions
  • 18:00   Knowledge exchange market

Wednesday 13 June2018

  • 09:00   Excursion in the transboundary dune complex Westhoek — Dune du Perroquet — fossil dunes of Ghyvelde and Adinkerke 
  • 20:00 Diner

Thursday 14 June2018

  • 09:30 Parallel sessions
  • 11:30 Concluding session
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Closure of the workshop


Dunkirk (Dunkerque) is situated in the northwest of France. Its proximity to the project area and its maritime atmosphere makes it the ideal base for this workshop.


The workshop takes place in the Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale (ULCO) in Dunkirk: 189 B, avenue Maurice Schumann, Bâtiment des Darses à 59140 Dunkirk, France (map)


LIFE+FLANDRE - Flemish And North French Dunes Restoration • • LIFE+12 NAT/BE/000631/FLANDRE 
is a joint restoration project of the Agency for Nature and Forests of the Flemish Authority, the Conservatoire de l’Espace littoral et des Rivages lacustres and the Département du Nord that aims at protecting and managing the coastal dunes between Dunkerque (France) and Westende (Belgium) as a cross-border nature park. The project is co-financed by the European Union through the LIFE+ programme.

BOS+European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC) and EUCC France support the Agency for Nature and Forests of the Flemish Authority in organising this workshop.

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