This ECSA (Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association) international symposium will be co-organized by the Coastal Research & Planning Institute of the Klaipėda University (CORPI), Baltic Lagoon research Network (BALLOON), Lagoons Federation/Euro-Mediterranean Lagoon Federation (EUROMEDLAG)


ECSA 51 Symposium topics

  • Global and local drivers of change in transitional waters.
  • Integrated management of coastal systems.
  • Physical and biological gradients in transitional waters and their interaction.
  • Ecosystem goods and services in transitional waters.
  • Special session of the ARTWEI Project „Managing transboundary transitional waters“.

4 thematic workshops are planned:

  • Cross-border management of lagoons and transitional waters: ARTWEI project. Convener Gerald Schernewski, Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemuende, Germany.
  • Invasive bivalves in ecosystem remediation: from theoretical concerns to practical challenges. Convener Anastasija Zaiko, Coastal Research and Planning Institute, Klaipėda, Lithuania.
  • Management of fisheries in coastal lagoons. Convener Patrick Polte, Institute for Baltic Sea Fisheries, Rostock, Germany.
  • Ecological classification and indication of lagoon ecosystems: new perspectives and challenges. Convener Alberto Basset, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy.