Session 1 (5th October 2015): Scientific knowledge in coastal model regions

This session builds up on previous research activities of natural sciences in European coastal seas. Ideally, introduced study areas are characterised by long-term studies or monitoring activities and have a strong data basis. These may cover the following topics: biodiversity, pelagic and sediment element cycling, multi-stressors, toxic algal blooms, sediment transport, sea level rise etc.

Venue: Leibniz Hall

Please note: this is the final programme, however changes might occur due to unforeseen events/practicalities





7.45 h



8.30 h

Welcome Address

Bathmann, U.

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, Germany

9.00 h

Mediterranean Sea: MERMEX project results and potential evolution

Sempere, R., Durrieu de Madron, X., Guieu, C., Pairaud, I.

Aix Marseille University, France

9.15 h

Patterns, trends and management of marine biodiversity in the Tuscan Archipelago and regional coasts

Benedetti-Cecchi, L.

University of Pisa, Italy

9.30 h

The Aquitaine coastline: a set of models for future coastal studies

Grémare, A.

University of Bordeaux, France

9.45 h

A Delft perspective on the State of the art in coastal modelling and the need for data

de Vries, S., Stive M.J.F., Zijderveld, A., Wang, Z.B.

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

10.00 h

COSYNA – an observation system for European coasts and beyond

Brix, H. and the COSYNA Team

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

10.15 h

Submarine groundwater discharge in Europe and effects on coastal zones

Scholten, J., Garcia-Orellana,J., Masque, P., Rocha, C., Schlüter, M., Stieglitz, T., Van Beek, P

University of Kiel, Germany

10.30 h

Coffee break


11.00 h

Geographic patterns in European coastal ecosystems as observed through EMBOS

Hummel, H., Avesaath, P. van, Arvanitidis, C., Juanes, J.A., Frost, M.

Monitor Taskforce, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research & NIOZ, Yerseke, Netherlands

11.15 h

Integrated management of coastal ecosystems: a new approach

Vasileiadou, K., Pavloudi, C., Arvanitidis, C.

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece

11.30 h

How to measure and understand the functioning of ecosystem in a vertically layered sea?

Lips, U., Lips, I., Liblik, T., Kikas, V., Väli, G.

Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

11.45 h

Transformation of model data to information - experiences with coastDat

Meyer, E.M.I., Weisse, R.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

12.00 h

Coastal Skagerrak and Kattegat: where giants meet

Lindegart, M.

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

12.15 h

The Pomeranian Bay - a key area to understand processes at the southern Baltic Sea coast

Borowka, R. K., Deng, J., Dudzinska-Nowak, J., Dutkowski, M., Furmanczyk, K.., Harff, J., Meier, H.E.M., Osadczuk, A., Schneider, R., Soomere, T., Voß, M., Witkowski, A., Zhang, W.

University of Szczecin, Poland

12.30 h



13.30 h

Poster session


14.30 h

Parallel sessions:



Breakout group I "Coupled modelling"

Convenor: Kai Wirtz, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

Keynote: Markus Meier, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)


Breakout group II "Evaluation of ecosystem services and good environmental status"

Convenor: Peter Herman, NIOZ

Keynote: Tiziana Luisetti, Cefas (Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science)

16.00 h

Coffee break



16.30 h

Plenary discussion



17.00 h

End of Session 1


19.00 h

Conference dinner




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** affiliation of the speaker