Welcome to LOICZ

LOICZ is a core project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP).

LOICZ aims to provide science that contributes towards understanding the Earth system in order to inform, educate and contribute to the sustainability of the world’s coastal zone. Therefore LOICZ seeks to inform the scientific community, policymakers, managers and stakeholders on the relevance of global environmental change in the coastal zone.


International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP)


LOICZ International Project Office (IPO) is hosted at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht at the Centre for Coastal Research

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is one of the seventeen national research facilities that belong to the Helmholtz Gemeinschaft. Around 800 people are employed at the Research Centre in Geesthacht and its external site at the Institute of Chemistry in Teltow, near Berlin.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Job opportunities: Global Hub Director and Deputy Director

New Paper: in Envirornmental Management Journal-Springer

Future Earth Engagement Committee

LOICZ SSC member appointed as an Acting Associate Director for U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

LOICZ Signpost document is online

Megacities and the Coast (Read and download the Executive Summary and Chapter One for free)

Future Earth Blog

Future Earth

Future Earth Website

Future Earth

LOICZ Imagefilm online!