JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

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[EE] Poster

H (Human Geosciences) » H-CG Complex & General

[H-CG28] [EE] DELTAS: multidisciplinary analyses of complex systems

Wed. May 24, 2017 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

Deltas account for approximately 1% of global land area, but are major sinks of sediments from rivers and home to more than 500 million people. They play a key role in global material cycles, agricultural and aquaculture production, food security, and commerce - yet, deltas are amongst the world's most threatened socio-natural systems, a situation projected to amplify in the 21st century due to both natural and anthropogenic impacts on the environment.

This session invites contributions that advance research on deltas as complex systems, develop integrated frameworks for delta dynamics modeling on various time-scales, explore quantitative metrics of vulnerability and resilience of social-ecological systems, promote data collection and sharing for advancing science and local solutions, consider policy and governance issues linked to the sustainable development of deltas, and use in-situ and satellite data for guiding modeling and risk assessment. Analysis of current challenges under projected scenarios of change of specific deltas, and knowledge gaps in science, data, and management/policy to achieve pathways to desired delta futures are especially welcome.

This session contributes to the International Council of Science (ICSU) "Sustainable Deltas 2015" initiative aiming to promote international scientific collaboration, knowledge and data exchange, and foster science-policy interactions for a sustainable future of threatened deltas and "Future Earth".

*Ziyin Wu1,2, Yoshiki Saito3,4, Dineng Zhao2, Jieqiong Zhou2, Zhenyi Cao1 (1.Key Laboratory of Submarine Geosciences and Second Institute Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, Hangzhou 310012, China, 2.School of Earth Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310028, China, 3.Geological Survey of Japan, AIST. Central 7, Higashi 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8567, Japan, 4.Department of Natural Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Kashiwanoha 5-1-5, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8563, Japan)

*Renfu Fan1, Jianing Wang2, Liang Zhao3, Hao Wei1 (1.School of Marine Science and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 2.Key Laboratory of Ocean Circulation and Waves, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China, 3.College of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Tianjin, China)



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