European Commission
Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
TOBE 2014 – 3rd BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

"From sectors to system, from concept to reality"

Alice Newton

Alice Newton
Alice Newton
Professor and Senior Scientist - CIMA-UALg and NILU-IMPEC - University of Algarve and norwegian Institute of Air Research

An internationally known oceanographer, Professor Alice Newton has made important contributions to the management of coastal socio-ecological systems. Professor Newton has served on numerous national and international committees and boards and has forged strong links with a range of industry and stakeholder organizations, ranging from the aquaculture sector to maritime transport.

Her current research focuses on the sustainable management of coastal systems and the management of coastal vulnerability in the context of global change. A former Chairperson of the Global Environmental Change project LOICZ- Land Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone, Prof. Newton has over 20 years’ experience in coordinating international and national research and postgraduate programs across scientific disciplines. She has also advised various national, international and multinational governmental and NGOs, including research funding agencies. In recent years, Prof. Newton received an Institute of Advanced Studies fellowship at the U.of Bologna, a SCOR fellowship for North Africa, and a prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences professorship and scholarship. A former Head of the Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the U. of Algarve, currently she coordinates the International Office.

Prof. Newton has been a visiting professor at several Universities around the world: U. Nacional del Sur (AR); U. Federal do Estado de Sao Paulo and U. Santa Cecilia (BR); East China Normal University, Ocean University of China and Southern Central university (CN); U. of Eafit and Pontificia U. Javeriana (CO); U. of Cadiz and U. Barcelona (ES); U. of Bologna and U. of Salento (IT); U. Mohammed V AGDA (MA); U. of Bergen (NO); U. of Gdansk, U. of Szczecin, Technical University Częstochowa and Gdansk Technical University (PL); U. of Plymouth, U. of Portsmouth, and U. of Wales, (UK).



Sustainable coastal bioeconomy: the LOICZ approach to managing socio-ecological systems