The vision of Future Earth Coasts is to work to support sustainability and adaptation to global change in the coastal zone.

The mission of Future Earth Coasts is to support adaptation to global change by linking natural and social sciences with knowledge of coastal communities at global, regional and local scales. Future Earth Coasts operates as an international research project and global expert network exploring the drivers and social-environmental impacts of global environmental change in coastal zones.

Future Earth Coasts was originally named Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ), launched by IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme) and IHDP (International Human Dimensions Programme), and became a core project of Future Earth in January 2015.

Key Contacts

Mike Elliott

Vice Chair, Future Earth Coasts

Xiaoyu Fang

Co-Executive Director (Communication & Engagement)

Anja Scheffers

Co-Executive Director (Capacity & Networks)

Tim Smith

Co-Chair, Future Earth Coasts & Future Earth Australia Steering Committee

Purvaja Ramachandran

Co-Chair, Future Earth Coasts