The coastal marine environment constitutes a biological, geochemical, and physical milieu without which life would not exist. Marine waters provide habitat for 1-2 million aquatic species; ~96% use the coastal zone during their lives. Ocean phytoplankton, converting solar energy to food, produce half the oxygen by plant life on Earth.
The 4th ICZM symposium will again be hosted by the Institute of Marine Research, Norway in Arendal, Norway, and held on July 2 – 5, 2018. This multi-disciplinary international conference is intended to promote science and integration of knowledge for the sustainable management of coastal resources. It will provide a venue for scientists, engineers, managers and policy-makers to discuss recent advances and innovative ideas, to share experiences and to develop networks.