Future Earth Coasts (formerly LOICZ)

Artwork created by Glen Gorick for IGBP/LOICZ

The vision of Future Earth Coasts is to work to support sustainability and adaptation to global change in the coastal zone.

The mission of Future Earth Coasts is to support adaptation to global change by linking natural and social sciences with knowledge of coastal communities at global, regional and local scales. Future Earth Coasts operates as an international research project and global expert network exploring the drivers and social-environmental impacts of global environmental change in coastal zones.

Future Earth Coasts was originally named Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ), launched by IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme) and IHDP (International Human Dimensions Programme), and became a core project of Future Earth in January 2015.

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Key contacts

Dr Valerie Cummins

Co-Chair, Scientific Steering CommitteeFuture Earth Coasts