ISBS 2018
2018 International Sandy Beaches Symposium

Linking knowledge to build integrated paradigms and face global change challenges

The ISBS 2018 will be held from 25 to 29 May 2018. It will be hosted by the Institute for Marine Biology Biotechnology and Aquaculture, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research. 

Location: Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Gournes Pediados, Heraklion, Greece (refer to the Accommodation page for details)

Sandy beach scientists, students and managers at all levels are invited to participate and share their research, making this symposium a platform to interact, establish links and identify synergies across disciplines.

In this perspective, keynotes and workshops are planned as occasion to connect disciplines and experiences, highlight gaps and raise questions to be addressed with forthcoming research.

The keynotes and sessions proposed are based on the recommendations provided by participants to previous editions of ISBS. The idea of continuity and working together, including a high involvement of participants, is key to this symposium.

Contributions from all disciplines around the topic of sandy beaches are welcome, from biogeochemistry to animal behaviour, to biogeography and numerical modelling. To facilitate interdisciplinarity an sharing of perspectives, there will not be parallel sessions.

The ISBS2018 will be paired with  4th International Conference on Decision Support System Technology – ICDSST 2018 & PROMETHEE DAYS 2018 which will focus on Sustainable Data-Driven & Evidence-based Decision Support with applications to the Environment and Energy sector. Occasions of meeting between the two groups of researchers will be created.

Contact email: isbs2018@hcmr.gr

The publication of the proceedings of ISBS 2018 is being planned as special issue of Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, https://www.journals.elsevier.com/estuarine-coastal-and-shelf-science, depending on the amount of manuscripts received and accepted for publication.

In synergy with the goals of the symposium, the journal welcomes multidisciplinary studies and integrated approaches covering fundamental aspects of the topic.