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The Falkland Island Government (FIG) and SAERI are currently assessing the infrastructure and services required to fully support increased scientific and research activities both in the Falkland Islands and the wider South Atlantic region. We are interested in your expectations and requirements for infrastructure, services and logistics, as well as gaining a better understanding of the...Read full article

Still from "The Living Thames"

The Thames Estuary Partneship's film on the Thames Estuary is a finalist in The Charity Film Awards for 2019. One of the prizes is the People's Choice Award, which goes to the finalist with the most votes. Winners of the Charity Film Awards are announced on Friday 26 April.

The finalists can be seen here and "The Living Thames" is in...Read full article

AGM announcement

The 49th Annual General Meeting of ECSA will be help at 1pm on the 1st May 2019 on the Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS. The room will be advised.

The agenda for the 49th meeting and the minutes from the last meeting can be found here. Nominations for council are also attached.

All current ECSA members are welcome to attend...Read full article

Our near shore seas and estuaries in the North East Atlantic have been transformed by human activity with significant losses of key habitats and the services they once provided. We have the capability to reverse some of these changes and there is growing interest in, and examples of, habitat restoration.

The REACH North East Atlantic conference brings together experts from academia,...Read more about this event

Last modified: 
4 Apr 19

The University of Coimbra has just opened a 3 year position for a PhD researcher to work on Soil Biodiversity at Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique.

Further information can be found in the attached document and at

Please note the application deadline of 11th April.Read full article

The AMSN 2019 conference theme ‘Wetlands of the Future’ directs our focus to the response of wetlands to global change, the continuing heavy losses of wetlands globally, and recent conservation and restoration efforts. We also address the significant role wetlands play in the mitigation of climate change and sea level rise impacts, such as through reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and through...Read more about this event

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14 Mar 19

Beach erosion is the result of a deficit in the coastal sediment budget. To manage this process coastal sediment stock assessment is crucial, even more under the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) framework.

Being hard to increase sediment input from the river system, which is actually reducing due to soil erosion control, flood reduction and dams construction, a knowledge based...Read full article

Global environmental changes nowadays affect natural systems at unprecedented rates and scales. Estuaries and coastal systems are particularly affected as transition environments concentrating multiple anthropogenic and climate influences. Scientific results from monitoring programmes around the globe therefore need to be gathered and compared  to identify long-term trends and explore spatial...Read more about this event

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15 Feb 19

An ECSA Focus meeting on the environmental status of estuaries and coasts in India will be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India on the 14-15 March 2019.

The threats to marine and coastal ecosystems and biodiversity in India will be explored along with possible solutions.

Abstract submission: 15.01.2019

Notification of acceptance: 30.01.2019

Registration...Read more about this event

Last modified: 
9 Jan 19