10.11.16 | Following from September’s successful ECSA56 conference in Bremen, which was attended by more than 500 scientists from all over the world, the journals Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (ECSS) and Ocean & Coastal Management (OCMA) have now opened a call for papers dealing with the conference topic of "Coastal systems in transition: From a 'natural' to an 'anthropogenically-modified' state". Next year both publications will publish special issues to mark the high quality of conference contributions. Submissions are welcome until December 31.

ECSA56 Chair and ECSS Editor-in-Chief Dr. Tim Jennerjahn says: “In addition to the conference contributions the special issues are also open for papers that were not presented at the meeting but fall under the theme of the event.”

ZMT scientists will take a leading role in the production of these special issues and serve as guest editors. In the case of ECSS it is mangrove ecologist Inga Nordhaus (ZMT) in collaboration with Dr. Christian Winter from the Bremen Center for Environmental Science (MARUM), Dr. Raquel Vaquer-Sunyer (University of the Balearic Islands, Spain) and Professor Daniel Roelke (Texas A&M University, USA). In the case of OCMA it will be ZMT social scientists Professor Achim Schlüter, Dr. Marie Fujitani and Stefan Partelow in collaboration with Professor Selina Stead (Newcastle University, UK).

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About the ECSA56 conference
In September 2016, more than 500 scientists from all over the world gathered in Bremen for the ECSA 56 Conference "Coastal systems in transition: From a 'natural' to an 'anthropogenically-modified' state" chaired by ZMT scientist Dr. Tim Jennerjahn. Welcomed by the Bremen Senator of Science, Health and Consumer Protection, Professor Eva Quante-Brandt, the ZMT Director, Professor Hildegard Westphal, and the ECSA President, Professor Kate Spencer, scientists and students from 48 countries discussed the latest findings in coastal research and management in a vibrant atmosphere.