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Elsevier Organizes 50th ECSA Conference Focusing on Potentially Massive Risks for the Trajectory of Coastal Environments
03 June 2012 — 07 June 2012
Elsevier, world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, organizes the 50th Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA) Conference: “Today's Science for Tomorrow's Management”. The conference, taking place 3-7 June 2012 in Venice, seeks to find answers to potentially massive risks for the long-term changes to coastal environments.
The conference marks the 50th anniversary of international meetings organized by the Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association. It is held in collaboration with Elsevier’s international journal Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science and will cover the fundamental natural and social sciences for estuaries, coasts and marine areas and emphasizes the links to integrated and sustainable management of these areas.
Professor Mike Elliott, conference chairman, professor at the University of Hull and Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, said, “I am looking forward to the exciting development and application of fundamental concepts in implementing the ecosystem approach in estuarine and coastal management. It is important to provide necessary and timely information on this topic to governments for decision making and management. It is essential to prepare for a future in which climate and temperature change will have repercussions on erosion, freshwater balance, the introduction of non-native species and sea level rise, which in turn will impact our coastal zones and seas.”
Dr. Christiane Barranguet, Executive Publisher Aquatic Sciences at Elsevier, commented, “We are honored to organize this prestigious conference, furthering our cooperation with ECSA. This interdisciplinary conference will give researchers, environmental managers and policy makers the opportunity to access unique, high-quality content and to publish their scientific papers in our prime journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. With this conference, we are providing a platform to spark and discuss new ideas, enriching and extending the results of such dialogue by means of a top international scientific publication.”
The conference accepts abstracts for oral and paper presentations on topics of ecosystem structure and functioning, systems analysis, anthropogenic change, ecosystem services and societal benefits, valuing ecosystems and ’future-proofing the science’.