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
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.
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
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|
|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.
More information can be found in Good To Know page.
Registration is open until 15th of May