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24 - 27

September 2024 سبتمبر


Countdown to ICS2024

Welcome to the 17th International Coastal Symposium

ICS 2024

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the International Coastal Symposium (ICS2024), to be held from September 24 – 27, 2024 at the Sheraton Grand Resort & Convention Hotel in Doha, Qatar. The theme for ICS2024 is:

Coastlines under Global Change

The International Coastal Symposium (ICS) is currently celebrating its 17th edition and 34th anniversary. This meeting in particular will be making a historic milestone. For the very first time, the ICS will take place in the Middle East, with Doha, Qatar, as its distinguished host. Notably, Doha had the honor of hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2022, further highlighting its global appeal. 
The ICS2024 will be hosted by the University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST), which is recognized for its student-centered learning and state-of-the-art facilities. It is also home to the UNESCO Chair in TVET and Sustainable Development and host of Qatar’s UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre.

The ICS brings together delegates from all over the world to collaborate and discuss the most current coastal research studies and projects. The proceedings of the conference are published as peer-reviewed papers in the Journal of Coastal Research (JCR), which represents an invaluable resource for coastal scientists, engineers, managers, and researchers.

We welcome you all and look forward to seeing everyone in Doha for ICS2024.

Coastal Research and Education Foundation
About UDST

About UDST

University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) was officially established by Emiri Decision No13 of 2022. It is the first national university in academic applied, technical, and professional education in the State of Qatar. UDST has over 60 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, diplomas, and certificates.

The University houses 5 Colleges: The College of Business, the College of Computing and Information Technology, the College of Engineering and Technology, the College of Health Sciences and the College of General Education in addition to specialized training centers for individuals and companies.

UDST is recognized for its student-centered learning and state-of-the-art facilities. Its world-renowned faculty and researchers work on developing the students’ skills and help raise well-equipped graduates who are proudly serving different sectors of the economy and contributing to the achievement of human, social and economic development goals nationally and internationally.

About CERF

About CERF and JCR

The Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) is one of the leading peer-reviewed international journals for coastal studies and is officially published bi-monthly by the Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF). By covering the entire field of coastal research [e.g., geology, biology, ecology, geomorphology, physical geography, climate change, littoral oceanography, hydrography, sea-level change, coastal hydraulics, environmental (resource) management (law), coastal engineering, remote sensing, socio-economic topics, etc.], the JCR encompasses all subjects relevant to natural and engineered environments (freshwater, brackish, or marine) and the protection/management of their resources in the vicinity of coastlines of the world. Even though the journal broadly focuses on immediate shoreline zones, the JCR also embraces those coastal environments that either reach some indefinite distance inland or that extend seaward beyond the outer margins of the sublittoral (neritic) zone. The JCR disseminates accurate information to both the public and research specialists around the world on all aspects of coastal issues in an effort to maintain or improve the quality of our planet's shoreline resources.


History of ICS

The Coastal Education & Research Foundation (CERF) and the Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) have been organizing the International Coastal Symposium since 1990, with the first meeting in Skagen, Denmark. Local hosts and organizers cooperate under the umbrella of CERF-JCR to provide meeting venues, agendas and field excursions.

Previous CERF-JCR meetings:

1st ICS: Skagen, Denmark

(Locally hosted by Per Bruun and N. Kingo Jacobsen, ICS 1990; JCR Special Issue No. 9)

2nd ICS: Hilton Head Island

(Locally hosted by Per Bruun and Charlie Finkl, ICS 1991, 1993)

3rd ICS: Hornafjörður, Iceland

(Locally hosted by Gísli Viggósson, ICS 1994)

4th ICS: Bahia Bianca, Argentina

(Locally hosted by Gerardo M.E. Perillo, ICS 1996)

5th ICS: Palm Beach, Florida

(Locally hosted by Charlie Finkl and Per Bruun, ICS 1998; JCR Special Issue No. 26)

6th ICS: Hamilton, New Zealand

(Locally hosted by Terry Healy, ICS 2000; JCR Special Issue No. 34)

7th ICS: Templepatrick, Northern Ireland

(Locally hosted by Andrew Cooper and Derek Jackson, ICS 2002; JCR Special Issue No. 36)

8th ICS: Itajaí, Santa Catarina, Brazil

(Locally hosted by Antonio Klein, ICS 2004; JCR Special Issue No. 39)


2nd ICS in Iceland: Höfn the Town of Hornafjörður

(Hosted by Gísli Viggósson, ICS 2005)

9th ICS: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

(Locally hosted by Charles Lemckert, ICS 2007; JCR Special Issue No. 50)

10th ICS: Lisbon, Portugal

(Locally hosted by Carlos Pereira da Silva, ICS 2009; JCR Special Issue No. 56)

11th ICS: Szczecin, Poland

(Locally hosted by Kazimierz Furmañczyk, ICS 2011; JCR Special Issue No. 64)

12th ICS: Plymouth, England

(Locally hosted by Gerd Masselink, ICS 2013; JCR Special Issue No. 65)

13th ICS: Durban, South Africa

(30th Anniversary of CERF and the JCR; Locally hosted by Andrew Cooper and Andy Green, ICS 2014; JCR Special Issue No. 70)

14th ICS: Sydney, Australia

(Locally organized by Ana Vila-Concejo, ICS 2016; JCR Special issue No. 75)

15th ICS: Busan, South Korea

(Locally organized by Hak-Soo Lim, Jae Seol Shim and Insik Chun ICS 2018; JCR Special Issue No. 85)

16th ICS: Online form Seville, Spain

(Locally organized by Gonzalo C. Malvárez, ICS 2021; JCR Special Issue No. 95)

17th ICS: Doha, Qatar

(40th Anniversary of CERF and the JCR; Locally organized by Michael Phillips, ICS 2024; JCR Special Issue No. 113)

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