Uhinak= waves, in Basque

VI Cross border conference on climate
and coastal change

23th-24th october, 2024


The organizing committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for presentation at the VI Cross border congress on climate and coastal change that will be held on 23rd and 24th october 2024.

Abstracts submission deadline extended until May 20


Key dates
  • 27/02/2024: Opening of submission of abstracts
  • 01/05/2024: Deadline for submission of abstracts
  • Before12/06/2024: Notification of acceptance/rejection of abstracts
  • 30/09/2024: Deadline for reduced registration fee


  • Abstract submission languages: Spanish, English, French and Basque
  • Length: the length of the abstract should not exceed 500 words
  • Presentation format:Authors can submit abstracts for oral communication or poster presentation
  • Abstracts must be work that has not been submittedfor publication.
  • Authors:At least one of the authors or coauthors of the abstract must register in the Congress. A maximum of two abstract per registration is permitted.
  • The program will include poster sessions.
  • Scope:the congress is focused on the Atlantic Europe but papers on countries outside the Atlantic Arc will be accepted if they are of interest
  • Tracks:
  • Climate tipping points and their propagation in other systems
  • Global warming of the atmosphere and interaction with the ocean
  • What the past teaches us: Monitoring and paleoclimatic archives
  • Climate scenarios: from global to local
  • Impacts of climate change on ecosystems and their services, marine resources, biodiversity and human activities
  • Climate resilience and planetary boundaries Risks arising from global warming beyond 2ºC
  • Ocean acidification and its consequences
  • Extreme waves, storms, meteorological tides, floods, outbreaks, heatwaves, risk management
  • Challenges for assessing the contribution of climate change to extreme events
  • Climate observatory networks and innovative monitoring and digitalisation instruments
  • Solutions for beaches, ports, critical infrastructures and urban areas
  • Vulnerability, coastal exposure, adaptation measures and strategies
  • Climate action and positive tipping points
  • Trends and balance in greenhouse gas emissions concentrations
  • The challenge of climate neutrality in 2030 and the climate summit commitments
  • Blue carbon: A hidden good under the sea
  • Decarbonising the blue economy and renewable energies
  • The circular economy and economic assessments
  • Mitigating coastal climate change: Carbon market and compensation
  • Nature-based solutions and biodiversity restoration
  • Integrated management of coastal areas and marine spatial planning
  • Action plans and programmes for coastal climate and European marine strategies
  • Ecosystem management and nature-based solutions
  • Early warning and decision-making tools
  • Communication, raising awareness, perception and taking action
  • Financial and legal aspects of mitigation and adaptation
  • Pilot cases of mitigation and adaptation actions in natural environments, beaches, ports, critical infrastructure, cities and peri-urban areas


Only papers submitted before 1st May 2024 will be accepted.

Confirmation of submission: After you submit your abstract, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please contact the Congress Secretariat: uhinak@ficoba.org.

Publication of abstracts in the Marine Research Journal (RIM)

Accepted abstracts will be published (extended version) in: MARINE RESEARCH JOURNAL (RIM) published by AZTI’s Marine Research Division. All conference papers will be published.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Congress Secretariat if you have any question or doubt
regarding your abstract: uhinak@ficoba.org