ECSA 58 - EMECS 13
Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene
Structure, functions, services and management
7-11 September 2020 | Hull, UK
Welcome to ECSA’s next major symposium, ECSA 58 - EMECS 13: Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene – Structure, functions, services and management, which will take place from the 7-11 September 2020 in Hull, UK.
The structure and functioning of our estuaries and seas are shifting within what is now termed the Anthropocene due to diverse drivers and pressures from local to global scales.
The resulting threats to the natural and human features of these systems are often all too apparent, yet such changes can also present new opportunities.
The challenge is to harness these opportunities through new ways of thinking, scientific developments, innovative technology and more effective integration of science and management.
ECSA 58 & EMECS 13 brings together a global multi-disciplinary community of researchers, educators and practitioners to address issues of outstanding importance in the science (both natural and social) and management of estuaries and coastal seas in this rapidly changing world.
Proposed Conference Topics:
Abstracts are now invited on the following topics. They should be submitted using the online abstract submission system.
Abstract Submission Deadline: 27 March 2020.
We invite contributions within the following broad topics, covering the diversity of threats and opportunities facing estuarine, coastal and marine ecosystems and the people they support.
- Physical, chemical and ecological structure and functioning
- Hydrodynamics and hydrology, including modelling
- Adequacy of modelling and prediction of change
- Endogenic Managed Pressures and Exogenic Unmanaged Pressures
- Interference with connectivity across and between systems
- Repercussions of the loss of resources (space, energy, water, etc.)
- Loss and gain of habitats and ecosystems
- Recovery, restoration and creation of habitats and populations
- Recovering and increasing resilience to future changes
- Urbanisation and industrialisation of estuaries and semi-enclosed seas
- Ecosystem Services and Societal Goods & Benefits
- Blue Growth and Green Growth – maximising benefits and minimising impacts
- Governance and adaptive management – from the local to the global
- Holistic approach to successful and sustainable management
- Coping with moving baselines
- Science-Policy communication
- 0006 Contaminated estuaries and coastal seas
- 0021 Human forcing and constraints in the coast-estuarine system
- 0027 Double whammy: impact of pollution and climate change on urbanised estuaries
- 0048 Structure and function of artificially created semi-enclosed coastal ecosystems
- 0052 The Wadden Sea ecosystem: Human impacts, management concepts and challenges for the future
- 0055 Sediment management in estuaries – from minimizing ecological impacts to possible win-win situations
Biodiversity and biological conservation
Climate adaptation and mitigation
- 0039 Secrets exposed by coastal change: Promoting the role of marine and coastal heritage in climate change adaptation strategies
Coastal development and engineering
- 0050 Future proofing sea defences to enhance biodiversity
- 0051 Studying the impact of human interventions on estuarine hydrodynamics and sediment transport in environmental impact assessments
Coastal marine habitats
Ecosystem creation and restoration
- 0035 EMECS Special Session "ICM and Satoumi"
- 0049 Integrated estuarine restoration planning: from local case studies to global sustainable management.
Fragile ecosystems and hotspot management
- 0033 Science and management of the marine environment around coastal islands and archipelagos
- 0043 Mangrove Ecosystem, Bio resources and Sustainable Development
Innovative technology for ecological sustainability
Integrating socio-economics and ecology
- 0007 Contribution of Universities to Sustainable Development Goal Life Below Water
- 0018 Appropriate solutions to face ocean problems, in support to a better marine management
- 0023 Operationalising a systems approach to manage estuaries and coastal areas
- 0025 Shifts in coastal wetland ecosystem functioning: evidences from historical and palaeoclimatic records
- 0036 Biophysics
- 0040 From the River Source to the Sea: River-Sea Systems under Global Change
Rivers, catchments and wetlands
Sustainability and resilience
More information coming soon...
- Bryony Caswell, University of Hull, UK
- Luciana S. Esteves, Bournemouth University, UK
- Anita Franco, Independent Ecological Consultant, UK
- Tim Jennerjahn, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen, Germany
- Ursula Scharler, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
- Eric Wolanski, James Cook University, Australia