ECSA 53: Estuaries and coastal areas in times of intense change


2013-10-13 - 2013-10-17

Location: Shanghai, China

Links: ECSA 53 homepage


The fast economic growth and related human activities worldwide are dramatically influencing the environment, from river catchments to estuaries and seas.

This conference is a global event with participants from all over the world, providing a forum for exchanging and sharing experiences with colleagues and leaders in the field.

BNI Contribution

Bo Gustafsson will give a presentaton on "Calculation of maximum allowable inputs and country-wise nutrient load reduction targets for the HELCOM Baltic Sea action plan revision 2013"

Conference Topics

  • Functioning of estuarine and coastal waters
  • Estuarine Wetlands, their understanding, restoration, rehabilitation, filter function and role in human health
  • Inputs to aquatic ecosystems of contaminants, nano-particles, nutrients; partitioning, bioavailability, bioaccumulation and health
  • Coastal water - Catchment links, implications and sustainable solutions
  • Eutrophication, anoxia and harmful algal blooms
  • Environmental challenges and remediation in view of climate change and related phenomena
  • Geomorphological, physical and ecological effects of engineering constructions within estuarine systems and coastal waters
  • Estuarine ecosystem health and governance
  • EMECS Session "Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas"
  • LOICZ East Asia - Yantai Node Session "River mouths and coastal sustainability"
  • SKLEC Session "Effects of human activities and global change on hydro-morphological processes in estuaries and coastal areas"
  • Quantifying economic and ecological sustainability
  • Economic development and ecological and socio-cultural risks: the socio-cultural-economic-ecology interface
  • Technical developments in detecting change and managing heavily modified estuaries
  • Strategies and Tools for improved estuarine management
  • Special Session/Workshop “Writing, refereeing and publishing scientific papers”

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