3 - 4 - 5 JULY 2019


At the core of LA MER XXL 



OCEANEXT 2019 is the second edition of the international multidisciplinary conference OCEANEXT, initiated in 2016 by the COSELMAR program (2013-2017). Organized by the Sea and Coastal Institute, OCEANEXT 2019 has for general theme "Building the future of marine and coastal socio-ecosystems". The conference will gather international scientists and will emphasize the multidisciplinary nature of the issues addressed.

OCEANEXT 2019 will be held at Nantes Exhibition Center in the core of the International Exhibition MER XXL. The exhibition will promote seas and oceans in their whole shapes, strenghs and weaknesses and their vital significance for the planet and humanity. The exhibition will start on the 29th of June and end the 10th of July.

Many topics

Oceanext 2019 is organised in 4 themes :

Theme 1 : Understanding the past and representations of the sea

  • Tide:a stream of imaginaries

  • Science and sea imaginaries

  • Seas and coastline ; controversies about resources, knowledges and uses

Theme 2 : Global changes

  • Impact of climate change on oceanic fisheries

  • Climate change for coastal communities, infrastructure and cities: risks, adaptation and acceptability

  • Effects of climate change on Harmful Algal Blooms and impacts on marine and coastal socio-ecosystems

Theme 3 : Tomorrow’s innovations

  • Future trends in Maritime Structures: Science Fiction or reality?

  • Interdisciplinary Challenges and Solutions for the deployment of Marine Renewable Energies (MRE)

  • Legal, economical and technological issues for coactivity: utopia or our future?

  • Microalgae: cell factories of the future

  • Using the ocean : new marine molecules, marine invasive species and living rights


Theme 4 : Future challenges in methodology

  • Remote sensing for sustainable coastal zone management

  • Toward a digital socio-ecosystem ? Modelling complex system, individuals interactions, uncertainty and bigdata.

  • Marine spatial planning

In an international context including

Maritime and coastal area planning issues and governance models (including integrated coastal area management); legal aspects (locks and innovation in maritime law). The last half-day will be devoted to round tables with scientists and professionals from different maritime sectors.




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