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ECSA Annual General Meeting

The next ECSA Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 30th April 2018 at 1pm in the Bloomsbury room of Senate House, University of London. It will be followed by the ECSA Council meeting. 

Please use the following links to access the draft minutes of the 2017 AGM (see below) and the nomination form for Council members. All nominations should be returned to the ECSA Secretary 1 month before the AGM.

There have been two nominations for the post of President Elect of ECSA and so there will be a vote at the AGM on the 30th April 2018. The two candidates are Dr Sally Little and Professor John Humphreys and a short statement for each of them can be found here. If you wish to vote you can either attend the AGM on the 30th April 2018 at 1pm in the Bloomsbury room of Senate House, University of London or send your vote by email before 5pm on Friday 27th April to the Secretary, Gillian Glegg, including your name, ECSA membership number and the name of the person you wish to vote for. 

Latest news from ECSA; archived news is available here.

GM11.6/BG3.10/HS10.12/SSP4.5. Ecosystem processes, functioning and service provision in Saltmarshes and Seagrasses: past, present, future (co-organized)

Just a reminder that the deadline for EGU 2018 is coming up on the 10th January.

If you are interested in intertidal vegetated areas, involved with saltmarsh/seagrass research or know someone who is doing great work in this...Read full article

Abstract Submission Deadline Extension

Midnight, Friday 12th January

There is still time to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation at the 14th UK Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference (YCSEC) 2018. The conference is organised and hosted by the University of Hull and will take place on the 19th-21st March 2018.

The annual conference is aimed...Read full article

ECSA is introducing a photography competition. This exciting new development is open to all individual members, and carries a prize of £150 for the best photo on a theme of "Coasts and estuaries". Please see the attached document for further information. This inaugural competition has a fairly tight closing date of 28th February, so please get your cameras out and take your photos soon!...Read full article

Professor Chen Jiyu, one of the recipients of the ECSA Lifetime Achievement Award, passed away in November 2017. Professor John Shi has kindly written an obituary.Read full article

ECSS journal

Proceedings from ECSA 55 : "Unbounded boundaries and shifting baselines: estuaries and coastal seas in a rapidly changing world" have been published in the latest Special Issue of ECSS Volume 198, Part B, Pages 311-656 (5 November 2017).

Edited by Sally Little, Kate L. Spencer, Henk M. Schuttelaars and Geoff E. Millward

The Special Issue contains 30 papers from a range of...Read full article

From left to right - Dr Tim Jennerjahn (ECSA Councillor), Prof. Alice Newton (ECSA Councillor), Prof. Xiuzhen Li (Conference Organiser, State Key Laboratory for Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC) at the East China Normal University (ECNU)), Prof. Shu Gao (Conference Chair and Director of SKLEC at the ECNU) and Prof. Mike Elliott (ECSA Councillor).

ECSA 2017 'Where Land Meets Ocean: The Vulnerable Interface' was held in Shanghai, China (16-20 Oct, 2017). The conference attracted 180 delegates from 21 countries and over 100 papers were presented, which spanned a wide range of disciplines and regions, but with a geographical focus on China's coasts.

The conference was jointly organised by ECSA and the State Key Laboratory of...Read full article

Estuarine and coastal hydrography and sediment transport

Edited by R. J. Uncles (Plymouth Marine Laboratory) and S. B. Mitchell (University of Portsmouth) this new ECSA handbook provides a practical guide to the latest remote and in situ techniques used to measure sediments, quantify seabed characteristics, and understand physical properties of water and sediments and transport mechanisms in estuaries and coastal waters.

Click here for more...Read full article

The 47th Annual General Meeting of ECSA is to be held in the Board room of the Port of Poole Offices at 2pm on the 17th May 2017 and all members are welcome to attend. At the AGM we will hear reports of the society’s activities over the last and elect the society’s Council who are responsible for running the affairs. The Agenda and papers are available via this web page. If you wish to be...Read more about this event

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We welcome you to participate in ECSA 2017, “Where Land Meets Ocean: The Vulnerable Interface”!

The...Read more about this event

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Hosted by the Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association and Poole Harbour Study Group 

Conference themes

  • The science of Marine Protected Areas
  • MPAs and fisheries: Policy & practice
  • Climate change, non-indigenous species and marine conservation
  • Post Brexit UK policy and European Marine Sites
  • Recreational & commercial pressures: Impacts & solutions
  • Water quality, nutrients, and eutrophication.

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