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Call for Abstracts: 2024 Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference

5 Mar 2024

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Advancements in Monitoring, Modelling, and Forecasting Water Quality for Sustainable Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems Symposium

Abstracts Submission deadline: March 15, 2024

Convenors: Nagur Cherukuru (CSIRO), Tim Ingleton (NSW Department of Planning and Environment), Mark Doubell (South Australian Research and Development Institute) invite researchers involved in Aquatic monitoring to submit an abstract for this Symposium.

Estuarine and coastal aquatic ecosystems worldwide face a significant challenge of water quality degradation, driven by both natural processes and anthropogenic influences. This degradation adversely affects crucial aspects such as aquatic biogeochemistry, underwater light availability, water column productivity, and benthic habitats. The consequences of declining water quality extend to disruptions in the functioning of aquatic ecosystems, ultimately leading to socio-economic losses for human populations reliant on these resources. Consequently, there is an urgent need to employ comprehensive monitoring, modelling, and forecasting strategies to develop sustainable management approaches for estuarine and coastal ecosystems.

This symposium aims to unite experts, researchers, and practitioners specializing in estuarine and coastal water quality. The event seeks to facilitate discussions on the latest advancements in monitoring, modelling, and forecasting techniques, providing a platform for sharing cutting-edge research, innovative methodologies, and successful case studies. Key topics to be addressed include progress in sensor networks, remote sensing applications, ecosystem modelling, machine learning models, and integrated monitoring and forecasting approaches. Abstract submissions and active participation are encouraged in this symposium dedicated to advancing the science and application of monitoring, modelling, and forecasting, with a specific focus on sustainable management of estuarine and coastal water quality.

For more details visit the 2024 Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference website.