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13th EMECS Conference

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Title
13th International Conference on the Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas (EMECS13-ECSA58 Joint Conference)
Theme
Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene: Structure, functions, services, and management
Date
September 6 – 9, 2021
Venue
Online (EMECS special sessions were held in hybrid at Kobe Portopia Hotel in Japan)
Organizers
International EMECS Center
Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA)

Overview of the conference

The International EMECS Center (EMECS), in collaboration with the UK-based organization, Estuarine and Coastal Science Association (ECSA), co-hosted the 13thInternational Conference on the Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas (EMECS13) as the “ECSA58-EMECS13 Conference”, which was held online for four days from September 6 to September 9, 2021.
The conference was held under the theme of “Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene: Structure, functions, services, and management” and was attended by 450 researchers and government officials etc. from 47 countries. 58 people from Japan, including Prof. Motoyuki Suzuki, President of the EMECS Center, Prof. Osamu Matsuda, Vice-Chair of Board of Directors of the EMECS Center, and other researchers related to enclosed seas, coastal areas, and estuaries, participated in the conference.
The three special sessions organized by the EMECS Center, “ICM (Integrated Coastal Management) and Satoumi Session,” “Plastics in the sea session” and “Students and Schools Partnership Session,” were held in hybrid format (online and onsite) at the Kobe Portopia Hotel. The presenters in Japan could give presentations at the venue and the general public was able to view the online streaming.


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