Environmental global changes are occurring at unprecedented rates and scales. Worldwide studies and monitoring programmes have been collecting data that should be analysed in order to put in evidence long-term trends and to explore spatial and temporal comparisons.
The CHEERS – “Global changes and estuarine and coastal systems: innovative approaches and assessment tools” will cover recent work highlighting these trends using a wide diversity of analytical tools and approaches. Contributions covering different types of coastal systems, a wide range of geographical areas and a large diversity of methods are expected. The integration of available knowledge to improve management tools and plans, as well as rehabilitate coastal habitats will be explored.