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Summer/Winter School


“Integrating Ecosystems in Coastal Engineering Practice (INECEP)”

September 18th – 30th, 2017 // Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Engineers are increasingly called upon to provide structures that give protection against wave attack, coastal flood and erosion. These have generally been designed as hard structures, with little or no consideration of their impacts on ecosystems or possible adaptation to climate and global changes.

On successful completion of the Summer School, the attendees will have acquired knowledge on methodologies, modelling and analysis tools and the most appropriate frameworks available, enabling them to move from conventional coastal protection to nature-based and hybrid coastal protection solutions. More specifically, each participant will be equipped with essential state-of-the art knowledge concerning: Coastal ecosystems, Modelling concepts/approaches, Integration of eco-system engineering solutions.

Applicants are preferably advanced Master students and PhD-students, as well as young engineers, biologists, oceanographers, managers and geologists. The number of attendees is limited to 30.

Priority will be given to those attendees with experience in coastal ecosystems, who are interested in acquiring knowledge and competence in natural and hybrid solutions for coastal protection by combining coastal ecosystems with traditional engineering solutions. Each applicant will be asked to submit his or her own case study as an integral part of their application.

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