Sunday 23 September 2012 to Thursday 27 September 2012

Venue: Campus of the Klaipeda University, H. Manto 84, Klaipeda, Lithuania

The term “transitional waters" are defined as "bodies of surface water in the vicinity of river mouths which are partially saline in character as a result of their proximity to coastal waters but which are substantially influenced by freshwater flows". These areas are considered diverse, highly productive, ecologically important systems on a global scale and highly valuable for the services they provide to human societies since at least the Neolithic times. The aim of this symposium is to get to the bleeding point of interdisciplinary scientific research carried out and to get the contemporarily insight on the conservation, restoration and management problems in these systems. The involvement in the organization of conference of both Baltic (BALLOON) and European and Mediterranean (EUROMEDFED) lagoon research networks brings a special focus to the European lagoons. The conference is also proud to receive support from the South Baltic Programme “ARTWEI” project dealing with the transboundary aspects of lagoon and transitional waters management in the Baltic. Selected conference presentations are expected to be published in “Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science” and “Transitional Waters Bulletin” journals. Information:

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