Stream 5: Crossdisciplinary and open topics

EMECS - Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas
  • E. Wolanski1,2, Z. Chen2,3
  • 1 James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
  • 2 EMECS, Kobe, Japan
  • 3 East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Orals and posters
The fast economic growth and related human activities worldwide in the watersheds draining poorly flushed seas, estuaries, and lagoons during the last few decades are dramatically influencing the environment, from river catchments to transitional waters and seas; and climate change further amplifies these effects. Such rapidly changing, poorly flushed, systems include, amongst others, the Seto Inland Sea, the Bohai Sea, the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, Chesapeake Bay, as well as lagoons, choked estuaries and ICOLLS.

The aim of this session is to address the issues raised by the interactions between estuarine processes, human activities and climate change, in poorly flushed (enclosed to semi-enclosed) systems. This session welcomes studies that address these issues. Student prizes - Two EMECS prizes will be awarded to students on the last day of the conference, one prize for the best student oral presentation and one prize for the best student poster presentation.

Supporting office - The EMECS special session is hosted by the International EMECS Center
Supporting Publications
Organised by
  • Elsevier
  • ECSA
  • ZMT
  • ECSA
  • Future Earth
  • DHI
  • TriOS
  • Unisense