UHINAK . II Congreso transfronterizo sobre Cambio Climático y Litoral


September 27 and 28, 2016. FICOBA - Irun

Uhinak is a cross border congress about the way climate change and extreme weather phenomena affect coastal areas. In this second edition the scope of the congress is the Bay of Biscay, from Galicia to Britanny.

The aim of Uhinak is to get to know the needs of agents facing climate change and to find out the scientific contributions to meet those needs. In order to achieve that objective, Uhinak sets out a multidisciplinary approach that brings together the different stakeholders: scientists, technicians, and administrations.


  • Become acquainted with actions and solutions that entail adopting the measures needed to defend and protect the coast to tackle the consequences of climate change.
  • Bring together public administration, scientists and international experts with sector companies, to debate necessary interventions.
  • Learn from experiences and best practice and collaborate in coastal management and maintenance.
  • Promote cross-border collaboration and the creation of synergies.
  • Accept public opinion and disclose the activities of public administrations, in the light of concern about rough weather.
  • Recognise new business openings in the sector.

Who is this aimed at

At all agents, businesses, institutions and organisations in general, that act and see opportunities regarding the impact of climate change on the coast. Specifically:

  • Political and technical representatives for coastal regions and municipalities and other administrations with power in this area.
  • Experts at technology and research centres. Universities.
  • Sector businesses, businesses with an interest in new opportunities opening in the sector and business associations.



Delegates registration:
  • 150 € (+21% VAT)
  • 20% reduction from the 2nd registration corresponding to the same company. (Payments only by bank transfer. Contact the organization.)
Students or retired registration
  • 80 € (+21% VAT)


Delegates registration:
  • 100 € (+21% VAT)
Students or retired registration
  • 50 € (+21% VAT)


Registration includes: access to congress sessions and exhibition, congress literature, coffee breaks, lunch and attendance certificate.


September 27 and 28, 2016, FICOBA

FICOBA has been chosen to host this event. Located in Irun, in the heart of the European city of Donostia-San Sebastián/Bayonne, its location provides the event with a cross-border dimension.


Boost to commercial relationships

We want this Conference to boost commercial opportunities for businesses and shall therefore publish attendees contact details (individual and company), to facilitate proactive contacts between exhibitors and visitors. Subject to attendee approval and the restrictions contained in the Personal Data Protection Act (LOPD).

Uhinak Congress is promoted by FICOBA and AZTI TECNALIA, which has the support of a scientific committee and contributors who make it possible.

/ Organizers


/ Coloocation with

Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa Gobierno Vasco Pyrenees Atlantiques Region Aquitaine Agglo Sud Pays Basque

/ Members of the board of the Ficoba Foundation

Ayuntamiento de Irun Gobierno Vasco Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa Ayuntamiento de San Sebastian Hendaia Cámara de comercio de Gipuzkoa Bayonne Pays Basque Txingudi