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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

Last modified: 
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

Last modified: 
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

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

This Focus meeting <meeting and accomodation details below> 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. So far topics...Read more about this event

Last modified: 
14 Mar 19

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