Special Sessions

1. Environment

e. Coastal wetland vulnerability: Climate change, anthropogenic pressures, and extreme events

f. Similarities, stressors and sustainability of southern hemisphere estuaries on wave-dominated coasts

g. Changing sea levels and changing tides

h. Forecasting physical-biological processes: advances in monitoring, modeling and validation

i. Acid sulfate soils in coastal ecosystems: Impact of anthropogenic and natural activities

j. Coastal response to a changing climate

k. Greenhouse gasses: Production, uptake, and emission

2. Biodiversity

e. Cyanobacteria and harmful algal blooms in coastal systems

f. Incorporating an understanding of resilience into the management, conservation and restoration of benthic primary producer habitats

g. Omics advances in estuarine research and applications

h. Trait-based approaches for understanding ecosystem functioning in a changing world

i. Impacts of Marine Noise on ocean biodiversity

j. Paleoecology: A tool for informed management of estuarine and coastal ecosystems

3. People and management

g. Coastal challenges for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

h. Destination Ocean: Challenges of global tourism to ocean and coasts

i. Policies for improvement of artisanal fisheries in developing countries

j. Assessing and valuing our environment: Challenging the ecosystem service approach

k. Estuarine ecology, fishery resources, threats and solutions towards a sustainable management

4. Integration

EMECS sponsored session - Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas

f. Grey to green nature-based coastal protection

g. Estuaries in the 21st Century – a new paradigm

h. Assessing cumulative impacts and risks to marine ecosystem values

i. The Great Barrier Reef - A rapidly changing and degrading ecosystem: The need for urgent management and current opportunities

j. Mangrove restoration: reality or utopia

k. Balancing good marine health status and blue growth

l. Novel approaches to monitoring estuaries, coastal and shelf waters

m. Communicating the risk of coastal degradation under the Climate Change scenario: Challenges and opportunities

n. Taking Social Sustainability to the Sea: How to Strengthen the Social Dimension of Coastal and Marine Governance

o. Matching scales and optimizing designs: from observational to modelling and assessing approaches for understanding estuarine and coastal system dynamics

p. Applied solutions for sustainable and resilient estuaries and coasts

q. Keeping major urban estuaries, ports and harbours viable

r. Modelling threats to coastal systems and restoration options

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Supporting Publications
Organised by
  • Elsevier
  • ECSA
Supported by
  • Perth Convention Bureau
  • tourism
Silver Sponsor
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
  • Harry Butler Institute
  • Emecs
  • Anthropocene
  • Deltares
  • Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
  • Marine biophysics
  • Wetlands Research Association Inc.