ECSA 58 - EMECS 13
Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene

Structure, functions, services and management

6-9 September 2021 | Online Live and On-demand

We are excited to announce that the ECSA 58 - EMECS 13: Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene – Structure, functions, services and management conference will be held online from 6-9 September 2021 and will be available afterwards on-demand.

This stimulating online event will bring together a specially selected line-up of expert speakers, contributed talks and ePosters outlining the latest innovative research and management practices and addressing key topics from our cancelled in-person meeting. 

Register now to participate in an interactive conference experience direct from your desktop or mobile device: live-stream presentations and take part in discussion through live chat and Q&A.

Participate live from your desktop or mobile device to:


Deepen your knowledge: Live-stream a personalised schedule from the entire programme to match your research interests

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Engage with our inspirational speakers and other attendees during the live-streamed sessions: Ask questions and participate in live chat and polls.

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Review the latest research in the ePoster hall and discuss directly with the author in the live poster sessions.


  • Network with your peers, meet new contacts and renew relationships: Connect with other attendees during the live event to chat and arrange one-to-one meetings.
  • Connect with a wider, more-inclusive audience: our lower fees, online delivery and post-event on-demand access will make the event more accessible to all.
  • Visit the live exhibition booths to meet industry partners, chat with exhibitors and learn more about their products. 
  • Enjoy more flexibility with on-demand access to recorded sessions for 6 months after the event*. Watch one stream live and catch-up on what you missed after the event.

* On-demand access includes recordings of talks and slides, poster pitches and posters from authors that have agreed for post event distribution: the organisers cannot guarantee on-demand access to all presentations.

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General Sessions:

  • Physical, chemical and ecological structure and functioning
  • Hydrodynamics and hydrology, including modelling
  • Adequacy of modelling and prediction of change
  • Endogenic Managed Pressures and Exogenic Unmanaged Pressures
  • Interference with connectivity across and between systems
  • Repercussions of the loss of resources (space, energy, water, etc.)
  • Loss and gain of habitats and ecosystems
  • Recovery, restoration and creation of habitats and populations
  • Recovering and increasing resilience to future changes
  • Urbanisation and industrialisation of estuaries and semi-enclosed seas
  • Ecosystem Services and Societal Goods & Benefits
  • Blue Growth and Green Growth – maximising benefits and minimising impacts
  • Governance and adaptive management – from the local to the global
  • Holistic approach to successful and sustainable management
  • Coping with moving baselines
  • Science-Policy communication

Special Sessions:

Anthropogenic pressure

Climate adaptation and mitigation

Coastal Conservation

Coastal development and engineering

Coastal marine habitats

Ecosystem creation and restoration

Ecosystem health

Fragile ecosystems and hotspot management

Innovative technology for ecological sustainability

Integrating socio-economics and ecology


Rivers, catchments and wetlands

Sustainability and resilience


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