The Sustainable Development of Coastal Communities: Challenges and Solutions
SALISES ,June 1st - 3rd 2011



The conference will be held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, over the period June 1-3, 2011.
Participation is open to scholars, policy makers, graduate students, professionals, NGOs,
civil society and community-based organizations. It is a forum for the exchange of ideas
on critical issues related to climate change and coastal communities, biodiversity, turtle
conservation, ecotourism, sustainable community development, the environment and
related issues. A lively social programme is being planned which shall include a visit to
Grande Riviere on Trinidad’s North Coast, perhaps the world’s most popular nesting site
for the leatherback turtle. See .


We welcome a mix of theoretical and policy-oriented papers from a range of disciplines
on the conference theme, including economics, ecology, biology, geography, geomatics
engineering, GIS, sociology, anthropology, humanities and public policy, as well as interdisciplinary collaborations. We particularly welcome submissions dealing with coastal
communities that are nesting sites for sea-turtles.


Topics of interest to the Conference include (but are not limited to):

  1. The impact of climate change on coastal communities;
  2. Climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies;
  3. Research Strategies in Sea Turtle Conservation;
  4. Community Based Ecotourism Activities;
  5. Sustainable tourism policy development;
  6. The role of biodiversity in supporting local livelihoods;
  7. Natural disaster management;
  8. Coastal zone management and urban planning;
  9. Governance, institutional and public policy analyses.

Call for papers