XIV International Symposium on Oceanography
of the Bay of Biscay
11-13 June 2014, Bordeaux, France
  • Université de Bordeaux
  • C.N.R.S.
  • Observatoire Aquitain des Sciences de l'Univers
  • Laboratoire Environnements et Paléoenvironnements Océaniques et Continentaux
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The ISOBAY 14 participants

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The XIVth International Symposium on Oceanography of the Bay of Biscay (ISOBAY 14) will be held in Bordeaux from June 11 to June 13, 2014.
It will take place at the Espace Agora du Haut-Carré, on the campus of the University of Bordeaux at Talence.

The main goal of this bi-annual symposium is to present scientific works realised in the Bay of Biscay, in its coastal zone, and in transitional waters between the land and the sea (estuaries, lagoons, deltas and rias). ISOBAY is a multidisciplinary symposium connected with a wide range of topics, from geology and physical oceanography to ecosystem functioning and fisheries.

Ultimately, the objective is to favour discussions between scientists from different disciplines and to promote new multidisciplinary research in the coastal and shelf areas of the Bay of Biscay. ISOBAY is also a great opportunity for students and young researchers to present and discuss their first results.
The main issue of this 14th edition will be Functioning and dysfunctioning of marine and brackish ecosystems.
The scientific programme of the conference will include the following topics:

  • 1 - Geology and Sedimentation

  • 2 - Physical Oceanography and Coastal Dynamics

  • 3 - Paleo-Climatology

  • 4 - Biogeochemical Cycles

  • 5 - Organic and Inorganic Pollution, Ecotoxicology, Eutrophication

  • 6 - Biodiversity and Ecosystems

  • 7 - Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • 8 - Quality Assessment of Ecosystems
Authors of oral presentations and posters will have the opportunity to submit their contribution(s), after the symposium, to a Special Issue of Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, providing the papers fit the main theme of the symposium, i.e. "Functioning and dysfunctioning of marine and brackish ecosystems". Discussions with the ECSS Editors are still in progress and more detailed information will be given on the ISOBAY 14 web site as soon as possible.
Prof. Pierre Anschutz (University of Bordeaux)
Dr. Guy Bachelet (CNRS)
Dr. Hervé Gillet (University of Bordeaux)
Conference co-Chairmen
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