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Paving the way to supporting the restoration of ecosystems and their services: the REST-COAST 1st Annual Meeting

27 September 2022

One year has almost passed by since the official kick-off of the REST-COAST project funded under the Horizon 2020 Green Deal Call. On this occasion, the REST-COAST consortium holds its first Annual Meeting in Venice (Italy), between 18-21 October, 2022. What better place to celebrate the inseparable link between the powers of Nature and Culture! 

The venue, the ancient monastery of Centro Artigianelli, will gather leading coastal and marine ecologists, maritime engineers and social scientists from 37 organisations across Europe, Turkey and Israel. They will take stock of the progress during this first year of the project and discuss detailed plans for their work toward the project goals, to restore the unity of landscapes and sea provided through coastal ecosystems.

Led by the Project Coordinator Prof. Augustin Sanchez-Arcilla from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), and hosted by CORILA, CMCC and Provveditorato alle, leaders of the Pilot Site Lagoon of Venice, the 4-day event provides the perfect opportunity for immersion into the natural, urban and cultural challenges of the Venice Lagoon, a World Heritage Site serving as a major pilot site of the project. Each of the nine REST-COAST Pilot Site leaders will have the opportunity to present their insights, advances and research programmes revolving around the pilot sites. 

Prior to the conference sessions, the REST-COAST team will visit the Venice Lagoon, during a full day technical field trip where they’ll learn about the unique ecosystem and the wide range of restoration techniques applied there by the local project partners.

Registration for the 1st #RESTCOAST_AM2022 is now available. You can reserve your spot by filling out this form.