Abstract Submission

CoastGIS 2020 has been moved to 2021. CoastGIS 2021 will be held on 16-18 September 2021 in Raseborg, Finland as a hybrid event, enabling both in-person and virtual participation.

There will be a new abstract submission period at a later date. If you have already submitted an abstract, we will save it for consideration after the coming submission period has ended. We will communicate further about the new submission period, schedules, and other information when more arrangements have been made. This information will be shared on this website and via newsletter.

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Please contact us via email if you have pressing questions or concerns. Thank you for your interest in CoastGIS and for your understanding as we navigate this situation. Stay safe and well.

- CoastGIS 2021 Local Organising Committee


Submission guidelines

Abstracts must be written in English. Please follow exactly the style of this template including the following items. 


The abstract title written in lower case.


Names of all authors included and presenting author underlined.


All affiliations should contain institution, city, country and e-mail to the corresponding author.

Abstract text

Abstract text should not exceed 250 words. No tables, figures, key words or references are allowed in the abstract.

Presentation theme and type

Please indicate your preferred theme (from list below) and presentation type oral or poster below the abstract text.

Submit your abstract to the following email address coastgis2020@novia.fi and please write "Abstract" in the subject field.


We invite you to submit your contribution related to, but not restricted to, the following themes.

General topics with examples are listed below.

Coastal surveys and mapping

  • Satellite applications
  • Seabed mapping
  • Ecological surveys 

 Data Analyses / Analytical approaches

  • Statistical modelling
  • Data bases and meta data
  • Marine spatial planning
  • Decision support for marine spatial planning and management
  • Conservation prioritization
  • Remote sensing and spatial analysis in coastal zone management


  • International perspectives / applications
  • Governmental perspectives / applications
  • Consumer / citizen perspectives / applications
  • GIS applications for fisheries and coastal resources management


Climate change

  • Impacts and adaptation of coastal settlements
  • Coastal vulnerability assessment – strategies for mitigation and adaptation

Coastal Societies

  • Demographic and social changes in coastal settlements

Scientific Committee

Please see the Committees page for a list of members of the Scientific Committee for CoastGIS 2020 in Raseborg.


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