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During the 12th International Conference on the Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas (EMECS 12) in Pattaya, Thailand, representatives from ECSA and the EMECS Science and Policy Committees approved a joint ECSA 58-EMECS 13 Conference to be held in Hull, UK in 2020.

Provisional date : week beginning 7th September 2020.

Details of the venue and themes for ECSA 58-...Read full article

ECSA welcomes applications for the Peter Jones Memorial Award from early carrier researchers until 30 September.

This award is given to a PhD research student, or a recent doctorate or an MSc/MRes research student for a research publication that makes a major contribution to knowledge in estuarine science, technology or management. The prize is awarded annually and consists of a cash...Read full article

Travel grant applications are invited from ECSA members to support their attendance at ECSA57 in Perth, Australia from the 3-6th September 2018.

For ECSA student members who aim to present their work at the conference in a poster or oral presentation For ECSA members who can be considered as early career researchers who aim to present work in an oral presentation but have limited funding...Read full article

This event will focus on the Forth and Tay estuaries and will be held at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.

Contributions concerning adjacent coastal areas would also be welcome.

Focus meetings aim to attract a varied audience and almost any topic related to estuarine and marine environments will be considered.

We would welcome proposals for platform presentations and...Read more about this event

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20 Jun 18

We are delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural ECSA photo competition. The standard of entries was high, so it was difficult to choose a winner. The results are as follows:

First: Benjamin Taylor - Scottish Saltmarsh Sunset

Second: Helene Burningham - The Draw of Freshwater at Low Tide

Third: Naomi Wells - Sampling at Sunset

Their photographs and a...Read full article

The GDPR comes into force in the UK on 25th May 2018. As ECSA is registered as a UK charity, it must comply with this law, which is the enactment of a European Union Directive. It applies to all personal data held by ECSA.

You have the right to know what data we hold, how long we keep them for, how we use them, and to have your records removed if you so wish. ECSA has reviewed its data...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

Please join us for ECSA 57

We invite contributions within the following broad topics, covering the diversity of threats and opportunities facing estuarine, coastal and marine ecosystems and the people they support.  Please submit special session proposals by 6 October 2017. 
Abstract submission will then open on the 30th of...Read more about this event

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23 Jun 18

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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19 Feb 18

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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19 Feb 18