“Estuaries and Coastal Seas in the Anthropocene: Ecosystem Structure, Functions, Services and Management”

Convenors: Professors Mike Elliott and Victor de Jonge

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IECS Ltd is a sponsor of the forthcoming international symposium of the Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA) and the International Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas (EMECS). The symposium is organised together with Elsevier Ltd and follows from ECSA57 held in Perth, Australia 2018, and EMECS12 held in Pattaya, Thailand 2018. It will be held on the campus of the University of Hull and accommodation is available in University Halls of Residences and local hotels.

Indicative Sessions: General + Special

  • Physical, chemical and ecological structure and functioning
  • Hydrodynamics and hydrology, including modelling
  • Adequacy of modelling and prediction of change
  • Endogenic Managed Pressures and Exogenic Unmanaged Pressures
  • Interference with connectivity across and between systems
  • Repercussions of the loss of resources (space, energy, water, etc)
  • Loss and gain of habitats and ecosystems
  • Recovery, restoration and creation of habitats and populations
  • Recovering and increasing resilience to future changes
  • Urbanisation and industrialisation of estuaries and semi-enclosed seas
  • Ecosystem Services and Societal Goods & Benefits
  • Blue Growth and Green Growth – maximising benefits and minimising impacts
  • Governance and adaptive management – from the local to the global
  • Holistic approach to successful and sustainable management
  • Coping with moving baselines
  • Science-Policy communication

Requests for titles of special sessions and for oral and poster abstract submission will follow.

For further information: contact Mike.Elliott@hull.ac.uk and or visit the ECSA website.