ECSA 58 - EMECS 13
Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene
Structure, functions, services and management
6-9 September 2021 | Online Live and On-demand
We are excited to announce that the ECSA 58 - EMECS 13: Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene – Structure, functions, services and management conference will be held online from 6-9 September 2021 and will be available afterwards on-demand.
This stimulating online event will bring together a specially selected line-up of expert speakers, contributed talks and ePosters outlining the latest innovative research and management practices and addressing key topics from our cancelled in-person meeting.
Register now to participate in an interactive conference experience direct from your desktop or mobile device: live-stream presentations and take part in discussion through live chat and Q&A.
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Deepen your knowledge: Live-stream a personalised schedule from the entire programme to match your research interests
Engage with our inspirational speakers and other attendees during the live-streamed sessions: Ask questions and participate in live chat and polls.
Review the latest research in the ePoster hall and discuss directly with the author in the live poster sessions.
- Network with your peers, meet new contacts and renew relationships: Connect with other attendees during the live event to chat and arrange one-to-one meetings.
- Connect with a wider, more-inclusive audience: our lower fees, online delivery and post-event on-demand access will make the event more accessible to all.
- Visit the live exhibition booths to meet industry partners, chat with exhibitors and learn more about their products.
- Enjoy more flexibility with on-demand access to recorded sessions for 12 months after the event*. Watch one stream live and catch-up on what you missed after the event.
* On-demand access includes recordings of talks and slides, poster pitches and posters from authors that have agreed for post event distribution: the organisers cannot guarantee on-demand access to all presentations.
Proposed Conference Topics:
Abstracts are now invited on the following topics. They should be submitted using the online abstract submission system.
Abstract Submission Deadline: 9 April 2021.
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
- 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
- 0059 Plastics in the sea
- 0060 Estuaries under climate change
- 0062 Integrating in-situ data, models and Earth Observation towards coastal sustainable management
Rivers, catchments and wetlands
Sustainability and resilience
Luciana S. Esteves, Bournemouth University, UK
Valerie Cummins, University College Cork, Ireland
Anita Franco, Independent Ecological Consultant, UK
Dan Friess, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore
Yimnang Golbuu, Palau International Coral Reef Center, Palau
Mitsuyo Saito, Okayama University, Japan
Ursula Scharler, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Jodie Schlaefer, James Cook University (JCU), Australia
Hendrik Schubert, University of Rostock, Germany