INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT
OF COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS
Oporto, Portugal, 3 – 5th November 1999
Fernando Pessoa University and IMAR – Institute of Marine Research
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.
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
· Demonstrate the use of mathematical modelling as a valuable tool for
Coastal ecosystems ecology
· Ecological theory and practice in the management of coastal
· Carrying capacity of coastal ecosystems for aquaculture and pollution
· Ecological and economic advantages and disadvantages of mono- versus
· 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
· 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
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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.
(Attach a 1400 word abstract to this form)
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
0Ecological and economic advantages and disadvantages of mono- vs.
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
0Economic value of coastal ecosystems.
0Sustainable management of living resources.
0Conservation of environmental quality.
0The impact of short and long-term decision making.
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
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.
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
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.
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Phone: +351 2 550 82 70 / 5506710 (Conference secretariat)
Fax: +351 2 550 82 69
Dr Mark J. Costello,
Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd (EcoServe),
17 Rathfarnham Road, Terenure, Dublin 6w, Ireland.
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Tel. + 353-1- 490 32 37;
Fax + 353-1- 492 56 94;
Mobile 087 - 239 339 0.