ECSA 55, 6-9 September 2015, London Docklands, UK

ECSA 55 Unbounded boundaries and shifting baselines: Estuaries and coastal seas in a rapidly changing world

6-9 September 2015 | London, UK

Conference Chair

Dr Sally Little, ECSA Conference Coordinator, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies, University of Hull, UK

Scientific Committee

Prof Victor de Jonge, Editor-in-Chief Ocean & Coastal Management, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies, University of Hull, UK
Prof Mike Elliott, Editor-in-Chief Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies, University of Hull, UK
Dr Henk Schuttelaars, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Dr Kate Spencer, ECSA President-Elect, School of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Welcome to ECSA 55, which will be held in London, UK from the 6-9 September 2015 under the theme, Unbounded boundaries and shifting baselines: Estuaries and coastal seas in a rapidly changing world.

ECSA 55 brings together a global multi-disciplinary community of researchers and professionals to discuss and address issues of outstanding scientific importance in the science and management of estuaries and coastal seas in this rapidly changing world.

ECSA 55 will focus on learning lessons from the past, discussing the current and forecasting for the future, spanning environmental, anthropogenic and climatic impacts on estuaries and coastal seas across the globe.

ECSA 55 will be held in London on the banks of the Thames Estuary, a heavily modified, industrial megacity estuary. As with all megacity estuaries, the Thames is a valuable resource which faces competing, and often conflicting socio-economic and environmental demands. The need to balance these demands in a complex environment, whilst confronting the consequences of climate change, requires innovative multi-sectoral management approaches based on excellent and fit-for-purpose science.

Conference Topics

Abstract submissions are invited on the conference topics and should be submitted using the online submission system. Submit abstracts by: 27 March 2015

  • People and coasts through time.
  • Biology and ecology of coastal and estuarine systems: evolution, adaptation and shifting baselines.
  • Physical and chemical processes in estuaries and coasts: geochemical, sedimentary, hydrodynamic and geomorphological change.
  • Interactions between biological, geochemical and physical processes: fluxes and functions.
  • Valuing estuaries and coasts: Shifting social, economic and cultural perspectives.
  • Managing challenges: Working towards resilient and sustainable coasts and estuaries.
  • Estuaries and coasts in the future: Prediction and adaptation.
  • The challenges of heavily modified, industrialised megacity estuaries.
Propose a Special Session

We are inviting delegates to propose and convene special organised sessions for ECSA 55. For more information click here. Deadline for proposing a session: Monday 3 November 2014

4 reasons why you should attend:

  • Access unique, high-quality content on all aspects of estuarine and coastal marine science, as well as on the application of science for conservation and environmental management
  • Learn and be informed by world class speakers and leading researchers
  • Present your latest research
  • Network with an interdisciplinary group – including researchers from all fields related to estuarine and coastal marine science

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Organised by

ECSA

Administered by

Elsevier

Supporting Journals

Ocean & Coastal Management
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Ocean & Coastal Management