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Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association Annual International Symposium



Location: Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus, Edinburg
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2005-09-05    
End Date: 2005-09-07

Event Description:
Estuaries and Coasts: ‘The Ecosystem Approach’

- the role of monitoring, modelling and management in achieving the Ecosystem Approach.

The main aim of the meeting is to discuss and link all of the recent initiatives in the study and management of estuaries, coasts and marine areas under the umbrella of The Ecosystem Approach as adopted by many national and international agreements. Those recent initiatives within Europe include the EC Water Framework Directive (WFD), the EC Habitats Directive, the EU Marine Strategy and the ICZM Directive, OSPAR Annex V, the EU Common Fisheries Policy ecosystem approach for fisheries, ICES ecosystem approach, strategic environmental assessment, FAO Ecosystem Approach to fisheries management, etc.

It will cover the physical, chemical, biological, management and policy aspects of estuaries, coastal and open marine waters and it is hoped that these will be integrated by certain speakers as well as in the minds of participants.

It will be able to look ahead to what research is required for the revision of the WFD and the harmonisation of the above directives and initiatives. It will explore, for example, what work is being done for the WFD in relation to what the authors of the Directive expected to be done - these two aspects are not the same! In this, the meeting will consider the practical and philosophical aspects of the implementation of the Directive and its future development. The meeting will also give the opportunity to link the processes in estuaries and coasts to those upstream and at sea.

The meeting will also give the opportunity to consider and learn from similar initiatives in other areas, for example the US Clean Water Act and the Australian Estuarine Environmental Quality Objectives and estuarine assessment.

It is planned to hold specialist workshops during the meeting, for example on indicators, techniques and assessment methods




Contact email: M.Wilkinson@hw.ac.uk

Event programme:
Provisional Programme:

Monday 5th September 2005:

1300-1400 Registration

1400-1730 Sessions



Tuesday 6th September:

0900 – 1230 Sessions

1330 – 1730 Sessions & Workshops

Conference Dinner



Wednesday 7th September

0900 – 1230 Sessions


Collaborators and organisers:
Dr Martin Wilkinson
Local Organiser
School of Life Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Riccarton
Edinburgh EH14 4AS
Scotland
UK.
Tel. +44 (0)131 451 3468
Fax. +44 (0)131 451 3009
Email: M.Wilkinson@hw.ac.uk

Website url: http://www.ecsa-coast.org

Registration form: 

Registration fee: 

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: No

Event within Framework of MARBEF: (none)

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

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