Uhinak= waves, in Basque

V Cross border conference on climate
and coastal change

16th-17th november, 2022


The organizing committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for presentation at the V Cross border congress on climate and coastal change that will be held on 16th and 17th novembre, 2022.

Abstracts submission deadline extended until May 20


Key dates
  • 2022/03/15:Opening for abstract submission
  • 2022/05/20: Abstract submission deadline.
  • Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection by 14/06
  • 07/10/2022: Early registration fee deadline


  • 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 scenarios: from global to local
  • Physical science basis of climate change
  • What the past teaches us: Monitoring and paleoclimatic archives
  • Resilience and impacts on human activities, ecosystems and their services and biodiversity
  • Thresholds: Risks arising from global warming beyond 2ºC
  • 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 instruments
  • Damages and solutions for beaches, ports, critical infrastructures and urban areas
  • Vulnerability, coastal exposure, adaptation measures and strategies
  • Climate emergency and biodiversity emergency
  • Trends and balance in greenhouse gases emissions
  • The challenge of climate neutrality in 2030 and the climate summit commitments
  • Blue carbon: A hidden good under the sea
  • Decarbonising the blue economy
  • The circular economy and economic assessments
  • Mitigating coastal climate change
  • Ocean acidification
  • 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, perception and citizen participation
  • Legal aspects of mitigation and adaptation
  • Pilot cases for mitigation and adaptation measures


Only abstracts submitted before 10th, May 2022 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