Welcome to Coastal Zone Canada 2014

We are excited to welcome the Coastal Zone Canada 2014 Conference back to Halifax and the World Trade and Convention Centre (WTCC) 20 years after its inaugural meeting in this same city and venue in 1994. Over the past 20 years the biennial CZC conferences have brought together experts and interested individuals to share ideas and lessons learned in an attempt to better understand and respond to the challenges facing our coastal resources and communities. While progress has been made there remains much work to do.

The CZC 2014 Conference theme, Our Coasts: Legacies and Futures, offers the opportunity to take a critical look at what has been accomplished in coastal zone management and what lies ahead. At a time when coastal zones in Canada and globally are facing unprecedented use as well as impacts from climate change, the collaborations between communities, government agencies and the private sector are becoming ever more important. The complexity of coastal ecosystems necessitates a complex policy and management structure.

We welcome you to Halifax, and encourage you to take advantage of the many things our coastal city has to offer. A rich and diverse culture, a welcoming atmosphere and an opportunity to explore a range of coastal ecosystems are just a few of the aspects of our community that we are excited to share with you. We hope that you have an opportunity to get to know our city and province a little better during your stay.

On behalf of the Coastal Zone Canada 2014 Organizing Committee and the Coastal Zone Canada Association, we welcome you to the Conference and look forward to your participation in the discussions, presentations and special events where we can collectively work towards understanding the challenges facing the coastal zone and sharing solutions for both policy and practice.


Tim Hall, CZC 2014 Conference Co-chair
Regional Manager, Oceans and Coastal Management
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maritimes Region

Susanna Fuller, CZC 2014 Conference Co-chair
Marine Conservation Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre

Last updated: 14 April 2014

Preliminary Program
now available

Be a Friend of
the Coast !

Early Bird registration
deadline - 30 April

Rt Hon Paul Martin,
Dr. Dawn Wright and
Dr. Francis Zwiers -
keynote speakers

Call for Abstracts -
now closed

Download the CZC 2014 poster in PDF format

Conference venue: World Trade and Convention Centre

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