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Sea, Port, City 2018

May 2018, Zhoushan, China

This maritime studies conference concerns marine processes worldwide. The conference features industrial, academic, community, and governmental perspectives on maritime systems, marine urbanism, cultures and traditions, coastal development, policy and politics, history, clusters, operations, logistics, economics, environments, and infrastructures.

To understand human interactions with the ocean, we must take a holistic view of terrestrial and marine urbanism. How does a harbour develop into a port? How do ports interact with cities? How do offshore activities influence onshore life? Is urbanisation of the sea on the rise? What roles do small towns and large cities play in the global network of port processes? Sea, Port, City will consider these questions and more, discussing shipping and transport logistics, offshore cultures, port operations, fishing supply chains, the sea-port-city interface, maritime technologies, offshore energy, social dynamics in maritime communities, and climate change and the environment.

This Island Dynamics conference is organised in collaboration with Zhejiang University.

How to make a presentation.

Conference presentations may concern any aspect of sea, port, city processes. Presentations are invited from representatives of academia, industry, government, and the community.

The deadline for abstracts is 30 September 2017, but we recommend that you submit your abstract early.

Keynote speakers.

Jiaguo Qi (Michigan State University)

About Zhoushan.

More information coming soon.


Presenters are invited to submit papers to the open access, peer-reviewed journal Urban Island Studies. Accepted papers will be published in the journal’s Sea, Port, City section. Because all papers are subject to peer review, publication is not guaranteed. There is no deadline for submission.