ECSA 53 Conference

ECSA 53: Estuaries and coastal areas in times of intense change

13 – 17 October 2013, Shanghai, China

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ECSA’s next major Symposium, ECSA 53 will take place in partnership with the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC) at East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

The close links between ECSA and Elsevier (Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science) have already proven to be very beneficial and based on that historical success we propose to further intensify our long lasting co-operation. This time this co-operation is to organize a meeting in a part of the world from where we expect further excellent scientific results: China.

The fast economic growth and related human activities in China during the last few decades are dramatically influencing the environment, from river catchments to estuaries and seas; and natural phenomena further amplify these effects. One of these rapidly changing systems is the Yangtze estuary, with Shanghai, the largest city in China, located close to it. The Yangtze is the 3rd largest river in the world, and constitutes an excellent case study for large scale impacts on ecosystems due to human activities and an excellent place for one of the major global events in 2013.

Conference Topics

  • Functioning of estuarine and coastal waters
  • Estuarine Wetlands, their understanding, restoration, rehabilitation, filter function and role in human health
  • Inputs to aquatic ecosystems of contaminants, nano-particles, nutrients; partitioning, bioavailability, bioaccumulation and health
  • Coastal water - Catchment links, implications and sustainable solutions
  • Eutrophication, anoxia and harmful algal blooms
  • Environmental challenges and remediation in view of climate change and related phenomena
  • Geomorphological, physical and ecological effects of engineering constructions within estuarine systems and coastal waters
  • Estuarine ecosystem 'health', governance and management
  • EMECS Session "Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas"
  • LOICZ East Asia - Yantai Node Session "River mouths and coastal sustainability"
  • SKLEC Session "Effects of human activities and global change on hydro-morphological processes in estuaries and coastal areas"
  • Quantifying economic and ecological sustainability
  • Economic development and ecological and socio-cultural risks: the socio-cultural-economic-ecology interface
  • Effects of engineering or other interventions in estuarine and coastal areas
  • Strategies and Tools for improved estuarine management
  • Special Session/Workshop “Writing, refereeing and publishing scientific papers”

Conference Chairs

Victor N. de Jonge, IECS, University of Hull, UK
Yunxuan Zhou, State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Zhongyuan Chen, State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China (Conference Co-chair)

Why you should be there:

Attendance at this conference will enable you to:

  • Access unique, high-quality content
  • Profit from the inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary character of the conference: hear world class speakers and leading researchers on all aspects of estuarine and coastal marine science, as well as on the application of science for conservation and environmental management
  • Gain an understanding of about other marine, coastal and transitional systems worldwide
  • Catch up on new state of the art techniques, and, at the same time, appreciate the constraints of the science and the management
  • Present your latest research
  • Network with an interdisciplinary group – including researchers from all fields related to estuarine and coastal marine science

Organised by

Organiser : ECSA


Organiser : Elsevier

Supported by

Supported by : EMECS
Supported by : LOICZ
Supported by : LOICZ East Asia
Supported by : YIC

Supporting Journals

Supporting Journal - Ocean and Coastal Management

Supporting Journal - Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science

Special Issues
Conference Awards