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Conference Topics:

1. Environment

General Sessions

a. Land - ocean linkages

b. Coastal morphodynamics and sediment transport

c. Oceanography and physical-biological coupling

d. Biogeochemistry, element cycling and greenhouse gas dynamics

Special Sessions

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

General Sessions

a. Genetic diversity and adaptation

b. Population dynamics

c. Connectivity (e.g. energy, genes, habitats and disease)

d. Ecosystem structure and function

Special Sessions

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

General Sessions

a. Sustainable natural resource exploitation

b. Marine Protected Areas

c. Aquaculture

d. Societal values

e. Citizen science

f. Ecosystem service delivery

Special Sessions

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

General Sessions

EMECS sponsored session - Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas

a. Socio-ecological dynamics, resilience and regime shifts

b. Integrated management – cumulative risk assessment and tradeoffs

c. Case studies of eco-engineering and ecosystem restoration

d. Effective governance – regional to international scales

e. Integrated observing systems and modelling

Special Sessions

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

Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt including an abstract reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence. Allow at least 2 hours for your receipt to be returned to you.
Once the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register for the conference and present the paper at the conference.
Abstracts of all accepted contributions will be included within the online abstract system which will be distributed to all registered conference participants.

For revisions or queries regarding papers already submitted

If you do not receive acknowledgement for your abstract submission or you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please DO NOT RESUBMIT your abstract, as this may lead to duplication. Please contact the Conference Content Executive with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one.

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