This year's 10th anniversary of the Anatomy of Islands symposium is joining the celebration of the Mediterranean Coast Day. On the marvellous Croatian island of Lastovo, participants will discuss for a full 3 days (26-28 September) what coastal resilience means for the islands. This year's theme of environmental futures and perspectives of islands in view of climate change will be discussed by more than 40 interdisciplinary researchers, most of them regular participants of the symposium and people deeply fascinated by islands.
Throughout history, islands have often been labelled as “places of resilience”, while island communities and societies, living in isolated and resource-constrained environments, have resisted challenges by finding their own solutions. For centuries, islanders have been building their own local knowledge and island communities have developed specific forms of sociability and solidarity. However, the environment change, so do island societies. Modern litoralization, deagrarization, touristification and depopulation affect island strategies and practices. Today, islands are at the forefront of facing the challenges of adapting to climate change. Island communities are pioneers in finding and implementing sustainable climate solutions and developing their own climate resilience strategies. Dedicated participants at the symposium Anatomy of island, with the local population, will try to identify solutions and ideas for better future of the islands.
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