UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Coastal Development (554), established in 2001 at the University of Latvia (Latvia).


Sustainable and Coastal Development.


  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of Sustainable Coastal Development.
  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and the Nordic-Baltic Network on Sustainable Coastal Development, involving partnerships with Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences.



Prof. Ivars Lacis, University of Latvia
E-Mail address - lu(at)
Work Phone - 371(7) 22-89-28
Fax - 371(7) 82-01-13
Street - Raina boulevard 19
City - Riga
Postal Code - LV 1586
Country - Latvia