Dr Sally Little, ECSA Conference Coordinator, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies, University of Hull, UK
Dr Kate Spencer, ECSA President-Elect, School of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Prof Victor de Jonge, Editor-in-Chief Ocean & Coastal Management, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies, University of Hull, UK
Dr Tim Jennerjahn, Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Bremen
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
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.
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