50th ECSA Conference: Today's science for tomorrow's Management
Recent decades have seen emergent issues that bear potentially massive risks for the long-term trajectory of coastal environments and the uses we make of them. These issues have raised awareness, and in some cases, motivated investment of much funding and research and management efforts. It seems timely, at a time of economic constraints, and a time when too many issues demand international attention, to take a hard look at the evidentiary basis, current data, and future predictions surrounding these issues. This conference will cover the fundamental natural and social sciences for estuaries, coasts and marine areas and emphasis the links to the integrated and sustainable management of these areas.