Coastal Cities Summit

The IOI USA hosted the second Coastal Cities Summit in St. Petersburg Florida on May 1-3, 2012.  More than 60 speakers presented new research, best practices and strategic recommendations for innovative programs to address coastal issues. 


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Coastal Cities Summit 2012 Last Updated on 2012-08-27 15:22:09 You can attend the VIRTUAL 2012 Coastal Cities Summit hosted by the IOI USA, City of St.Petersburg and the University of South Florida   More »
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Finding Our Way Last Updated on 2008-11-23 00:00:00 TAMPA - Globe-trotting sociologist and economist Saskia Sassen is accustomed to touching down in a random city and getting an instant feel for the place. So when she landed in Tampa on Monday for a series of events at the University of South Florida and a key address at the 2008 Coastal Cities Summit, Sassen had Tampa pegged. "It seems like a very clean city," she noted just hours after arriving. "But it takes quite a long time to get from one side to another." That is, literally, Sassen's surface assessment of Tampa. But the renowned expert on globalization is one known for digging deeper in to what makes major cities tick. She is part of a small but fascinating brain trust of academics who are figuring out what globalization means as it unfolds. A prolific author on globalization and an oft-quoted expert source in the international press, Sassen is a professor at Columbia University's... More »
NOS Participates in First Coastal Cities Summit Last Updated on 2008-11-20 00:00:00 National Ocean Service Assistant Administrator John H. Dunnigan addressed city leaders, scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs Nov. 19 at the first-ever Coastal Cities Summit in St. Pete Beach, Fla. The event was hosted by the International Ocean Institute (IOI), a non-governmental body with consultative status at the United Nations. St. Pete Beach, the Institute’s only location in the U.S., is one of 25 international IOI operational centers around the world. At the three-day summit, Dunnigan discussed NOAA coastal management initiatives in the context of sobering challenges. While coasts make up only 17 percent of our nation’s land, more than half of the American population lives in these regions. These areas not only face intense pressure from pollution and urbanization, the coasts are also increasingly threatened by hurricanes, flooding, and invasive... More »