ECSA 53: Estuaries and Coastal Areas in Times of Intense Change

13.10 - 17.10.2013
Shanghai, China
Contact person:
Angela Yuan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ECSAs next major Symposium will take place in partnership with the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC) at East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

Fast economic growth and related human activities in China during the last few decades are dramatically influencing the environment, from river catchments to estuaries and seas, and natural phenomena amplify these effects. One of these rapidly changing systems is the Yangtze estuary, with Shanghai, the largest city in China, located close to it. The Yangtze is the 3rd largest river in the world, and constitutes an excellent case study for large scale impacts on ecosystems due to human activities and an excellent place for one of the major global events in 2013.

ECSA 53 will provide a forum for exchanging and sharing experiences with colleagues and leaders in the field and to present your work as a poster or oral presentation.

Key Topics

Environmental challenges and remediation in view of climate change and related phenomena: Effects of dams on water resources management and on gomorphology/erosion/sedimentation in estuaries and coastal areas: Effects of engineering constructions within estuarine systems on geomorphology and sediment input from catchment and sea: Estuarine Wetlands, their restoration, rehabilitation and use as natural filter: Eutrophication, anoxia and harmful algal blooms: Technological advances for monitoring and managing heavily modified estuaries

View a full list of topics.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited on the conference topics.

Important Dates

- Abstract Submission Deadline - 12 April 2013- Author Notification Deadline - 31 May, 2013- Author Registration Deadline - 28 June 2013- Early Bird Deadline for ECSA Members and Non-Members - 28 June, 2013

Invited speakers will be announced soon, please register for news updates to stay informed of new developments.