2022 National Coastal Conference Call for Abstracts

The Coastal Zone Foundation (CZF), in cooperation with the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) announces the Call for Abstracts for our National Coastal Conference on “Shifting Shores, Surf, and Sediment” to be held September 13-16, 2022 in Long Beach, California. The National Coastal Conference provides an opportunity for coastal stakeholders and managers to develop collaborative networks to promote best management practices, while learning the latest science, engineering and policy needed to maintain and improve the health of our beachfront and estuarine shorelines and ecosystems. 

Oral Presentation and Dedicated Session Abstracts Due May 1, 2022, Poster Abstracts Due August 1, 2022

ASBPA, founded in 1926, is the nation’s first organization to promote science-based policies for the preservation of coastal areas, and our 2022 theme, “Shifting Shores, Surf & Sediment” continues to broaden our focus across the coastal zone. Please note that if uncertainty around travel restrictions could be an issue for you, we suggest that you still submit an abstract for this hybrid event, and we will work with you on the presentation details.

We will again have sessions focused on criteria related to aspects of the Blue Flag program such as Beach Accessibility; Environmental Management; Water quality; Beach safety and operations; and Community engagement.  

Technical, policy-oriented, and coastal floodplain resource and flood risk management presentations or posters are invited for a broad range of coastal & estuarine ecology, science, engineering, economics, and policy.  Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Beach restoration and management
  • Coastal design concepts and projects
  • Green/Grey infrastructure and living shorelines
  • Improving shoreline and coastal resiliency
  • Regional comprehensive coastal studies
  • Lessons learned from storms and extreme events
  • Coastal & estuarine modeling
  • Coastal hazard mapping & analysis tools
  • Sea level rise guidance, planning, and policy
  • Lagoon, wetland, marsh, and estuary restoration
  • Regional sediment management
  • Economics of coastal resources
  • Federal, state, and local coastal policy, regulatory and legal issues
  • Sand source availability and sand rights
  • Coastal infrastructure management 
  • Policies for improving resiliency and adaptation
  • “Nuisance flooding” and urban flooding challenges
  • Lessons and issues in coastal communication and outreach
  • Adapting to changing coastal forces
  • Surfing issues

Presentations may be PowerPoint or Poster format. Abstracts shall include discussion on objective/motivation, methods/approach, results/findings, and conclusions/lessons learned. Abstracts (up to 500 words, following the required format) are due by May 1, 2022 for PowerPoint Presentations and August 1, 2022 for Poster Presentations. Presenters are responsible for their expenses including travel, lodging, and registration fees.  Notification of presentation status will occur by June 15, 2022.