Future Earth Coasts

Based on community-identified priorities, CACCON builds and mobilises knowledge through collaborative processes to better understand and address the profound changes occurring in Arctic coastal communities, changes that threaten community well-being, and the sustainability of vital ecosystems and human populations. Sharing experience and collaboration of local and regional stakeholders builds capacity between stakeholder peers and leads to the identification of information needs and transformational insights. As these activities support the Global Coastal Futures initiative of Future Earth Coasts, CACCON is the Arctic Regional Engagement Partner for Future Earth Coasts.

Future Earth Coasts is a ‘community’ of organisations, scientists and practitioners from all disciplines of science, engineering, the humanities and law whose work addresses Global Environmental Change in coastal zones of the world. Future Earth Coasts is the re-launched Land Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) project with a remit to support sustainability and adaptation to global change in the coastal zone.

Future Earth Coasts is committed to building a network to connect global knowledge covering all aspects of coastal zones of the World to intensify the impact of research and find new ways to accelerate sustainable development. Future Earth Coasts promotes the active collaboration between nations, disciplines, programmes, researchers and stakeholders to ensure knowledge is generated in partnership with society and users of science. Activities are rooted in the Future Earth principles of co-design and co-production of knowledge involving a broad cross-section of stakeholders and consensus-building on pathways for transformation to more sustainable futures. CACCON facilitates transdisciplinary research agendas with co-design and co-production of knowledge through local and regional stakeholders, in pursuit of strategies for enhanced present and future well-being of Arctic coastal communities. Through catalysing local and regional knowledge co-production and dissemination capacity, CACCON contributes to the global coastal sustainability mission of Future Earth Coasts.

With its secretariat located at Memorial University of Newfoundland, in St. Johns, Canada, CACCON is one of several Regional Engagement Partners (REP) within the globally distributed structure of the International Project office (IPO). We work closely with the Future Earth Coasts secretariat and Executive Officer, the seven other Future Earth Coasts regional partners/networks, as well as the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) to support the strategic development and stakeholder engagement components of Future Earth Coasts at the regional scale.

The map shows the current distribution of existing REPs and the Scientific Steering Committee, the distribution of which is to ensure global representation and capture of global science.

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This ‘Calling Card’ provides a snapshot of Future Earth Coasts’ vision and goals. You can also visit the Future Earth Coasts website for more information about dynamic coasts, human development and coasts, or pathways to coastal sustainability or if you are interested in contributing your science or joining the community. Future Earth Coasts welcomes all disciplines of the scientific community, policymakers, managers and stakeholders interested in any aspect of global environmental change in the coastal zone to become part of our network and community. To find out more about Future Earth Coasts, become part of our community by subscribing to our mailing list and become part of this conversation. For more information on how to join visit the website or e-mail us directly at [email protected].