The MEDCOAST congress in Marmaris (Turkey) is the fourteenth event of the biennial series that was started in 1993 for contributing to coastal and marine sciences, engineering, management and conservation particularly in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.  Since the first event in 1993 (Antalya, Turkey), the MEDCOAST congress series have travelled around the Mediterranean and the Black Sea coasts, visiting Taragona (Spain), Qawra (Malta), Antalya (Turkey), Hammamet (Tunisia), Ravenna (Italy), Kusadasi (Turkey), Alexandria (Egypt), Sochi (Russia), Rhodes (Greece), Marmaris (Turkey) Varna (Bulgaria) and Mellieha (Malta).  The congress has been regularly organized in every odd numbered year, in the months of either October or November. MEDCOAST 19 is the second meeting in Marmaris and at the fabulous all-inclusive Grand Yazici Turban Hotel, following the Global Congress in Integrated Coastal Management in 2013, which was a large event jointly organised by MEDCOAST and EMECS Foundations.


The past thirteen meetings of the biennial MEDCOAST congress series produced 31 volumes of proceedings totalling over 19 000 pages.  They constitute a very important source of information for coastal and marine sciences, engineering, management and conservation issues particularly for the Mediterranean and the Black Sea countries. MEDCOAST congress proceedings are covered by the indexing schemes such as Web of Science, Scopus and Compendex of Elsevier.  Starting with MEDCOAST 17, the name of the series was changed to “International MEDCOAST Congress on Coastal and Marine Sciences, Engineering, Management and Conservation”. The congress series will continue to give special emphasis to the Mediterranean, Black and Caspian seas.


The fourteenth MEDCOAST congress in Marmaris (Turkey) takes place at a time when the European Commission is keenly involved in facilitating programs for Mediterranean and the Black Sea in the fields of Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP), Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and Blue Growth (Economy). The Marmaris congress will provide excellent opportunities for discussing national and regional efforts and capabilities in these and related fields as well as the future needs and directions. The meeting will also be a good occasion for networking and collaboration initiatives.


Similar to the past thirteenth events, the technical program of the second Marmaris congress will include an opening and keynote session, thematic parallel sessions for oral presentations, several special sessions, a poster session and the closing session, in which the second Marmaris Declaration will be reviewed and endorsed by the participants and the best poster winners will be announced and awarded. The Marmaris congress will also have a rich social program including a half-day cultural tour and a full-day technical trip to Köyceğiz - Dalyan Delta.


We expect that MEDCOAST 19 international congress, organized at a lovely all-inclusive hotel of a pearl tourist town Marmaris located at the heart of a coastal National Park, enhanced by the charms of historic setting and attractive environs, enjoying the rich culture, well-known hospitality and the famous cuisine of the Turkish people, will serve as a reference event for discussing numerous issues of coastal and marine areas.  We are confident to realize another very successful and enjoyable MEDCOAST congress in Marmaris in October 2019!




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