The annual Coastal Futures Conferences have been running since 1994 and over 600 delegates from 200+ organisations attended the 2022 virtual conference. The conference provides the most efective review, briefing and pointer to future trends in the coastal and marine environment of the year.

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These conferences began in 1994. The title of the first meeting was ‘Marine Environmental Management – Review of Events in 1993 and Future Trends’. The meeting has evolved but the essence of review and future trends remains with its main function being to brief a wide cross section of coastal and marine practitioners on topical issues covering a wide range of sectors.

The conference offers:

  • Strong perspectives – from key stakeholders and industry leaders, who take a proactive approach to the sustainability agenda.
  • Reviews – from acknowledged experts in many subjects.
  • Future trends – pointers to future areas of activity which will directly affect your work
  • Networking – an excellent opportunity to meet those at the forefront of these issues


Coastal Futures sets out to:

  • Deliberately bring together different sectors to discuss important developments and concerns.
  • Describe the actual changes that are taking place in the environment that are causing concern and actions being taken to deal with these.
  • Describe the developing programme of legislation and policy which is unfolding to meet these concerns.


Social Media

  • Join the discussion online by using the hashtag #CoastalFutures23
  • Please feel free to promote your talk or others on social media using the #CoastalFutures23 hashtag. Click here to visit the Coastal Futures Twitter page and the twitter name is @CF_Conf.
  • If you can use these links before and during the event it will help promote your contributions, messages and the event itself.

To be put on the contact list email: jayne.onions@coastms.co.uk


  • Attendance for the event exceeds 350+ delegates and 140+ organisations and this offers unparalleled networking opportunities.
  • The delegate list will be available on the Coastal Futures website a few days before the event.
  • Coastal Futures 2023

  • January 25th & 26th

  • Programme will be published in the autumn

2023 Booking will open in September


Please contact  Natasha Bradshaw, Jayne O’Nions or Diana Hunt for details:

Natasha: Natasha@coastms.co.uk

Jayne: Jayne.onions@coastms.co.uk

Diana: Diana.hunt@coastms.co.uk


Please promote your talk on Twitter using the #CoastalFutures23 hashtag:

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