Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sea, Port, City 2017

'Sea, Port, City 2017' - call for papers
11-15 September 2017, Aberdeen, Scotland

This interdisciplinary maritime studies conference concerns marine processes worldwide. The conference features academic, industrial, community, and governmental perspectives on maritime systems, marine urbanism, island studies, cultures and traditions, coastal development, policy and politics, history, clusters, operations, logistics, economics, environments, and infrastructures.

Understanding human interactions with the ocean requires a holistic view of terrestrial and marine urbanism. How does a harbour develop into a port? How do ports interact with cities? How do offshore activities influence onshore life? Is urbanisation of the sea on the rise? What roles do small towns and large cities play in the global network of port processes? 'Sea, Port, City' will consider these questions and more, discussing shipping and transport logistics, offshore cultures, port operations, fishing supply chains, the sea-port-city interface, maritime technologies, offshore energy, social dynamics in maritime communities, and climate change and the environment.

This Island Dynamics conference is organised in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen's Elphinstone Institute.

Keynote speakers: Jiaguo Qi (Michigan State University), Moon Soo Jeong (Korea Maritime University), Jonathan Pugh (Newcastle University), and Kimberley Peters (University of Liverpool).

About Aberdeen: Aberdeen (population 229,000) is among the UK's most important port cities, formerly a major fishing port and today centre of the country's offshore energy activities. Although it was the development of the North Sea oil industry that revived the city's fortunes in the 1970s, Aberdeen has a venerable history. From the majestic architecture of Old Aberdeen to the imposing monuments of the city centre to the cloistered fishing village of Footdee to the industrial harbour at the mouth of the River Dee, Aberdeen is a city of surprises – at once the cultural and economic capital of Northeast Scotland and this region's gateway to the wider world.

How to make a presentation: Conference presentations may concern any aspect of sea, port, and urban processes. Presentations are invited from representatives of academia, industry, government, and the community. The deadline for abstracts is 31 March 2017: http://www.sea-port-city.org/spc2017/cfp.html

Publication opportunities: Presenters are invited to submit papers to the open access, peer-reviewed journal 'Urban Island Studies' (http://www.urbanislandstudies.org). Accepted papers will be published in the journal's special 'Sea, Port, City' section.

For more information, visit the conference website (http://www.sea-port-city.org/spc2017.html) or contact convenor Adam Grydehøj (agrydehoj@islanddynamics.org)

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