Managing the Baltic Sea

Monday, 26th April -
Wednesday, 28th April 2004
Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany

The conference BaltCoast 2004 - Managing the Baltic Sea took place in Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany, between 26th and 28th April 2004. The conference focused on research, planning and management of the Baltic Sea. Aim was to give a comprehensive overview on Baltic coastal zone management aspects, to enhance an exchange of information and to bridge the gap between coastal science and practice.

It was the fourth in a series of conferences in Rostock, Germany. The first symposium was held in 1992, entitled "The Future of the Baltic Sea Ecology, Economics, Administration and Teaching". The second event - "Sustainable Development in Coastal Regions a Comparison between North Atlantic Coast and Baltic Sea" - was in 1996 and the third was the workshop "Baltic Coastal Ecosystems Structure, Function and Coastal Zone Management" which took place in 2000.

BaltCoast 2004 - Managing the Baltic Sea is a conference within the project BaltCoast. Project and conference are funded by the EU program INTERREG III B. The conference was organised by the Baltic Sea Research Institute (IOW) in cooperation with the EUCC - Die Küsten Union Deutschland. We received additional support from the Wissenschaftsverbund Umwelt (WVU), LOICZ (Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone) and the project “Integrated Coastal Zone Mangement in the Oder Estuary Region (ICZM-Oder)”, which is funded by the National Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).

We like to thank all participants for their contributions and active discussions. We further thank all who supported the organisation of this conference, especially Dr. Steffen Bock, Carsten Droste, Steffi Maack, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schiewer and Ramona Thamm.

Gerald Schernewski, & Nardine Löser


Contact:    G. Schernewski & N. Löser
Phone: +49 381 5197 279


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