Wednesday 16 May 2012 to Friday 18 May 2012
United Kingdom

The fjordic systems of Scotland provide some of Europe’s most interesting transitional water environments. Their geomorphological characteristics include near-surface sills and isolated basins deeper than the North Sea; restricted circulation creates unique biogeochemical environments; sheltered tidal bays provide ideal conditions for the growing aquaculture industry; and their breath-taking beauty creates additional pressures from community development and tourism.

‘Scottish Sea Lochs and Adjacent Waters’ will cover all aspects of the sciences and management of these fascinating systems.

Indicative sessions for the meeting include:

Geomorphology, palaeoceanography and sea-bed mapping

Physical processes

Ecological function and dynamics

Management, policy and communities

Biogeochemical processes

Environmental science of aquaculture

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