Conference on Sustainable Management of Coastal Ecosystems announced

08/08/1999

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS

Oporto, Portugal, 3 - 5th November 1999

Sponsored by:

Fernando Pessoa University and IMAR - Institute of Marine Research

Conference announcement

You are invited to attend the International Conference on Sustainable Management of Coastal Ecosystems in Oporto, Portugal. The conference will be held at Fernando Pessoa University.

Scope

The conference focuses on studies at the ecosystem level, related to sustainable management of coastal ecosystems. Papers on experimental, theoretical and mathematical modelling work will be accepted as well as papers dealing with economic aspects of coastal ecosystem management. The objectives of the conference are to:

  • Synthesise current knowledge on sustainable management of coastal ecosystems, as estuaries, coastal lagoons, salt marshes and shorelines.
  • Promote the exchange of ideas about the economic value of coastal ecosystems.
  • Demonstrate the use of mathematical modelling as a valuable tool for ecosystem management.

Conference topics

  • Coastal ecosystems ecology
  • Ecological theory and practice in the management of coastal ecosystems.
  • Carrying capacity of coastal ecosystems for aquaculture and pollution loads.
  • Ecological and economic advantages and disadvantages of mono- versus policultures.
  • The control of eutrophication.
  • The control of erosion on shorelines.
  • Mathematical modelling as a management tool.
  • Economic and social benefits from the scientific management of coastal ecosystems
  • Economic value of coastal ecosystems.
  • Management policies.
  • Sustainable management of living resources.
  • Conservation of environmental quality.
  • The impact of short and long-term decision making.

Venue and Dates

The conference will be held at Fernando Pessoa University in the city of Oporto, Portugal, from November 3 to 5, 1999. Oporto is a City rich in history and culture. Its historical centre was recently classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage. Located on the Douro River, it is the City of the famous Port Wine. Fernando Pessoa University has the name of one of the most famous Portuguese writers. It has approximately 4000 students and over 200 teachers. It has several undergraduate and graduate degrees in Humanitarian and Technical disciplines, among which is Environmental Engineering. It is less than 10 km from the International Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro and at a walking distance from hotels, restaurants and the Old City.

Call for papers

The programme of the conference will consist of oral and poster presentations. Authors wishing to present a contribution are asked to send a 2 A4 pages-abstract (1400 words). Authors are encouraged to submit the abstracts in floppy disks (3-1/2", PC or Macintosh), using Word format. Alternatively, abstracts may be sent via e-mail to pduarte@ufp.pt.

The abstracts should emphasise the objectives of the research presented and include a short description of the methods, results and conclusions involved. The Scientific Committee is responsible for the selection of abstracts. The authors of the selected works will be invited to present a oral communication or a poster, as well as a paper.

Deadlines

Deadline abstracts July 15, 1999
Letter of acceptance to authors September 5, 1999
Manuscript (1st version) On arrival at the Conference
Letter of final acceptance January 15, 2000
Deadline for final manuscript February 28, 2000

Publications

The papers presented at the conference will be published as Conference Proceedings. Authors will be invited to submit their papers to a dedicated issue of Aquatic Ecology.

Social events

There will be a closing dinner in the last day of the Conference and visits to the River Douro and Oporto during the weekend after the Conference.

Conference fee

The Conference fee is 15000$00 (PTE). It includes the Conference Proceedings, the closing dinner and it should be paid at arrival. The fee for undergraduate and post-graduate students is 5000$00.

Local Organizing Committee

  • Álvaro Monteiro, Fernando Pessoa University
  • Amadeu Pinho, Fernando Pessoa University
  • Ana Fonseca, Fernando Pessoa University
  • António Monteiro, Fernando Pessoa University
  • Fernando Caldeira, Fernando Pessoa University
  • Fernando Gomes, Fernando Pessoa University
  • Filipe Pacheco, Fernando Pessoa University
  • Inês Lopes Cardoso, Fernando Pessoa University
  • Jorge Lopes, Fernando Pessoa University
  • Maria Gil Ribeiro, Fernando Pessoa University
  • Miguel Gonçalves, Fernando Pessoa University
  • Pedro Almeida, Fernando Pessoa University
  • Pedro Duarte, Fernando Pessoa University
  • Ricardo Conceição, Fernando Pessoa University
  • Ricardo Menezes, Fernando Pessoa University
  • Sérgio Garcia, Fernando Pessoa University
  • Tânia Fontes, Fernando Pessoa University

e-mail:pduarte@ufp.pt  
Phone: +351 2 550 82 70 / 5506710 (Conference secretariat)
Fax: +351 2 550 82 69

Scientific Committee

  • Aad Smaal, Netherlands Institute for Fisheries Research, Netherlands
  • Ana Manuel Pereira de Almeida Costa, University of Évora, Portugal
  • Cedric Bacher, The French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea, France
  • João Bernardo, University of Évora, Portugal
  • João Carlos Marques, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • João Coimbra, ICBAS, Porto University, Portugal
  • João Gomes Ferreira, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • John Pringle, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Canadá
  • Luís Cancela da Fonseca, Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, Portugal
  • Pedro Manuel da Silva Duarte, Fernando Pessoa University, Portugal
  • Richard Dame, Coastal Carolina University, USA
  • International Conference on Sustainable Management of Coastal Ecosystems

(Attach a 1400 word abstract to this form)

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You may also register at our web site:

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Check appropriate topic(s) for your paper

Coastal ecosystems ecology

0Ecological theory and practice in the management of coastal ecosystems.

0Carrying capacity of coastal ecosystems for aquaculture and pollution loads.

0Ecological and economic advantages and disadvantages of mono- vs. policultures.

0The control of eutrophication.

0The control of erosion on shorelines.

0Mathematical modelling as a management tool.

Economic and social benefits from the scientific management of coastal ecosystems

0Economic value of coastal ecosystems.

0Management policies.

0Sustainable management of living resources.

0Conservation of environmental quality.

0The impact of short and long-term decision making.

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