Lagoons and estuaries are playing an important, buffering role between terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Those complex, dynamic, and diverse waterbodies are usually being under the huge anthropogenic pressure due to their productivity and location at the coastline. Lagoons and estuaries are traditionally providing numerous goods and services.
In 2023 the EUROLAG conference will take place at the Baltic Sea but contribution from the entire Europe and beyond is invited. The conference organizing commitee is especially interested in the assessment of the buffering role of lagoons and estuaries as well as new developments to the conservation objectives, management measures and their environmental status assessments including monitoring designs, indicators, and modelling tools for the integrated assessments. An impact of alien species on coastal ecosystems is profound in numerous coastal areas.
The Baltic Sea area is also an excellent case study for the discussion on finding the balance between economic importance versus environment preservation priorities.
- Linking lagoons and estuaries with the coastal sea: buffering role and active migrations
- Monitoring, indicators, and status assessment
- Modelling as a tool for an integrated assessment
- Alien species – their impact on coastal ecosystems
- Environment preservation versus economic importance: shall we transform the entire sea into marine protected areas?