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Sustainable Resilient Coasts Final Conference

Welcome to the final conference of COAST - Sustainable Resilient Coasts at the Arctic Lighthouse Hotel, Hailuoto, Finland!

On this site you can find information about the conference as well as some practical tips about getting to Hailuoto and finding accommodation. 

See you in Hailuoto, Finland on 9-10 June 2022!  

The COAST project is funded by Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme.


COAST is a collaboration project between partners from Iceland, Finland, Ireland, and Northern Ireland focusing on the future challenges and development of coastal areas.

The objectives of COAST is to develop a Sustainable Resilient Coasts Toolbox for local authorities, focusing on SMART Blue Growth, which is based on principles of Sustainability, Mitigation, Planning, Adaptation, Resilience and Transition. The Toolbox will include practical guidance to support local authorities in the protection, promotion and development of the unique natural and cultural heritage of the coastal zone within and beyond the NPA.

Now it is time to celebrate the excellent work that has taken place in COAST in a Final Conference in Hailuoto, Finland! The three-day-event includes a project steering group meeting on June 8th, Seminar Day on June 9th, and Excursion Day on June 10th. The programme can be found below or in the event flyer (pdf). 

Regional Covid-19 restrictions are continuously being monitored and are cautiously considered. 

Who should attend? 

The event targets the stakeholders of the COAST project, and anyone interested in Sustainability and Adaptation into Climate Change in coastal areas. 

Preliminary Programme

Minor changes possible. 

Thursday 9th June - Seminar

Friday 10th June - Excursion 

9.00 Welcome Coffee

10.00 Bus departure, Arctic Lighthouse Hotel  

10.00 Welcome Words 

Maarit Alikoski, Acting Municipal Manager of Hailuoto

10.15 Kniivilä - Local Heritage Museum 

10.10 Opening Words

Ville Isoherranen, Director, School of Engineering and Natural Resources, Oamk

11.15 Bus transport 

10.20 Voluntary co-operation restoring the good ecological balance of the Baltic Sea 

Elisa Mikkolainen, Baltic Sea Action Group

11.30 Sustainable farming on Hailuoto island, Dairy Farm Kujala 

12.00 Lunch

10.50 Future of Bothnian Bay marine nature is laid on solid data 

Essi Keskinen, Marine Biologist, Metsähallitus

12.45 Bus transport
11.20 Lunch  13.00 Local beer production, Hailuodon panimo - Hailuoto Brewery 

12.20 Controlled Drone Test Areas in Finland

Mr. Kimmo Paajanen, Senior Lecturer, School of Information Technology, Oamk

14.00 Visit to Luovon Puoji - Local handcraft store


13.00 Introducing Case Studies

Mayo, Ireland, Michael O'Boyle, Marine Officer, Mayo County Council & Samuel Hayes, Research Assistant, University College Cork 

Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland, Nikki Maguire, Project Manager, Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust & Samuel Hayes, Research Assistant, University College Cork  

Westfjords, Iceland, Doctoral student, Researacher, Maria Wilke, Agricultural University of Iceland 

Hailuoto, Finland, Outi Virkkula Principal lecturer, School of Engineering and Natural Resources, Oamk 

14.30 Bus transport

14.00 Drone demonstration

Henry Hinkula, Researcher, Oamk

14.40 Back at Arctic Lighthouse Hotel
14.30 Coffee  
15.00 Launching Resilient Coasts Toolbox, Nikki Maguire, Project Manager, Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust   
15.30 Closing Words, Ragnheiður I Þórarinsdóttir, Rector, the Agricultural University of Iceland, COAST Lead Partner  
18.00 Dinner & Dance at The Arctic Lighthouse Hotel   


On Wednesday COAST's steer group meeting (concerns only COAST team members)

Good to know 

Hailuoto is an Island. The ride to Hailuoto includes 30 min free ferry trip. The ferry schedule can be found here. Please take this into account when planning travelling and accommodation.  

The easiest way to arrive at Hailuoto is to fly to Oulu and take a taxi or a rental car from the airport towards Hailuoto. 

Hailuoto offers beautiful landscapes and several types of accommodations. The Arctic Lighthouse Hotel and multiple cottages can be found from the island. Note that the Arctic Lighthouse Hotel has only a limited number of rooms. Rooms at the Arctic Lighthouse Hotel can be booked only by e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). In your reservation mention ”COAST” and the type of room you wish to stay in.  

More information can be found in Good To Know page.

For further information: Kati Tervo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Registration is open until 15th of May



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