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DANUBIUS-RI organises for the third time an interdisciplinary session at the EGU conference

3-8 May 2020, Vienna/Austria.


"From the Source to the Sea – River-Sea Systems under Global Change" ITS2.4/HS12.1

Please consider submitting an abstract at https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/35702, showing that DANUBIUS-RI is already at the forefront of River-Sea Systems research.


Deadline for abstract submission is 15 January 2020


Session's description

This session provides a platform for cross-disciplinary science that addresses the continuum of the river and its catchment to the coastal sea. We invite studies across geographical borders; from the source to the sea including groundwater, and across the freshwater-marine water transition. The session welcomes studies that link environmental and social science, address the impacts of climate change and extreme events, and of human activities on water and sediment quality and quantity, hydromorphology, biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services of River-Sea systems, and that provide solutions for sustainable management of the River-Sea social-ecological system.


We need to fully understand how River-Sea-Systems function. How are River-Sea-Systems changing due to human pressures? What is the impact of processes in the catchment on marine systems function, and vice versa? How can we discern between human-induced changes or those driven by natural processes from climate-induced variability? What will the tipping points of social-ecological system states be and what will they look like? How can we better characterise river-sea systems from the latest generation Earth observation to citizen science based observatories. How can we predict short and long term changes in River-Sea-Systems to manage them sustainably? What is the limit to which it is possible to predict the natural and human-influenced evolution of River-Sea-Systems? The increasing demand to jointly enable intensive human use and environmental protection in river-sea systems requires holistic and integrative research approaches with the ultimate goal of enhanced system understanding.


Your Session Conveners,

Jana Friedrich, Debora Bellafiore, Andrea D'Alpaos, Panagiotis Michalopoulos, David Todd


International Conference on the Status and Future of the World's Large Rivers

3-7 August 2020, Moscow, Russia


Organised by

MSU - Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, and

BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria.


Local Co-Organisers

The Russian Geographical Society,

The Pan-Eurasian Experiment,

The Russian Hydrometeorological Society,

The Russian National Committee IHP.


We kindly ask all interested authors to submit their work within the topics of

- Hydrology, Hydraulics & Water Quality

- Sediment Transport & River Morphology

- Ecology & Restoration

- Integrated River Management


Submit your abstract here.


Special focus will be given this time to Climate Change and its impact - not only in general, but also specifically related to Russian and Arctic Rivers.


This conference series is supported by

UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

IAHR International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research

IAHS International Association of Hydrological Sciences

WASER World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research

IAG International Association of Geomorphologists

SIL International Society of Limnology



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

Structure, functions, services and management

7-11 September 2020 | Hull, UK


Submit your abstract!


Dear Colleague,

Oral and poster abstracts are now invited for ECSA 58-EMECS 13: Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene - Structure, functions, services and management.

We invite contributions within a broad range of topics, covering the diversity of threats and opportunities facing estuarine, coastal and marine ecosystems and the people they support.

For our full list of topics and special sessions please visit the website.  


Abstract submission deadline27 March 2020


The conference brings together a global multi-disciplinary community of researchers, educators and practitioners to address issues of outstanding importance in the science (both natural and social) and management of estuaries and coastal seas in this rapidly changing world.

We look forward to receiving your submission.

Kind regards,


Conference Chairs

Mike Elliott and Victor de Jonge
University of Hull, and International Estuarine & Coastal Specialists Ltd


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