Coastal Safety

This theme encompasses papers that:

  • Advance research, policy, and programs in coastal safety, including environmental hazards and person-based risk factors.
  • Advance research, policy and programs in tourism management
  • Evaluate technical and technological advancements in safety rescue standards, training, operations, and equipment
  • Address the challenge of preventing drowning, managing rescue outside of lifeguarded settings on beaches and other open waterways
  • Identify, and present innovative solutions to challenges experienced by rescuers in low resource settings
  • Practices that enhance and enable rescue and response safety capability, including bystander rescue
  • Outline best practice in management of rescue operations
  • Including special interest sessions on shark mitigation strategies
  • Address short-medium term impacts of COVID pandemic on coastal safety