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2020 ECSA 58 - EMECS 13: Estuaries and Coastal Seas in the Anthropocene
Sunday, September 06, 2020 8:00 AM EST to Friday, September 11, 2020
Category: Partner Meetings


Propose a special session! Deadline 6 November 2019
2020 ECSA 58 - EMECS 13
Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene
Structure, functions, services and management
6-11 September 2020 | Hull, UK

Welcome to ECSA’s next major symposium,  ECSA 58 - EMECS 13: Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene – Structure, functions, services and management, which will take place from the 6-11 September 2020 in Hull, UK.

Proposed Conference Topics:

The abstract submission system will open on 27 November 2019. We invite contributions within the following broad topics, covering the diversity of threats and opportunities facing estuarine, coastal and marine ecosystems and the people they support.

  • 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
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