Estuaries and bays are vital systems at the continent-ocean interface playing major roles for ecology and economy at the global scale. These vulnerable systems are facing different degrees of anthropogenic pressure and today’s estuaries show various stages, from close-to-pristine to heavily modified and/or polluted. Understanding the reciprocal interactions of dynamic and complex natural gradients and processes on the one hand and anthropogenic factors on the other still is a major challenge in Biogeochemistry of coastal water bodies.

The 2015 meeting is the 13th edition of the IEBS series focused on estuarine biogeochemical processes and covering the wide diversity of estuaries and bays in terms of morphology, geographic position, climate region, and anthropogenic pressure. The objective is to identify, understand and predict roles and responses of estuaries and bays in a context of forecast increasing population pressure on the global coastal zones. Contributions on reference (close-to-natural) and modified systems and approaches to estuary trajectories (“past-present-future”) are welcome. Specific items include, but are not restricted to; sources, behavior and fate of nutrients, organic matter, historical and emerging contaminants (Trace Elements, nanoparticles and organic compounds). One session will be dedicated to new sensors and recent developments for permanent high-resolution monitoring of chemicals in coastal zones.



How to submit abstracts

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Keynote speakers

Professor Michael Depledge

Professor of Environment and Human Health
Chair of the Board of the European Centre for Environment and Human Health
Medical School
University of Exeter
Interconnections between Estuaries, Human Health and Wellbeing

Professor Andy Cundy

Professor of Geoscience (Applied Geochemistry)
School of Environment and Technology
University of Brighton

Reconstructing the past, predicting the future: geochemical records of estuarine change



Registration fees


Registration fees include registration, a book of abstracts, ice-breaker, three lunches and 6 coffee breaks.

A reduced registration fee will apply to students (undergraduate, master and PhD students).

The conference dinner will take place in Bordeaux city center and will cost 45 € per head.

Students of the University of Bordeaux and members of the scientific committee,
please contact prior to registration.


Early Registration

before April 30, 2015

Late Registration

after April 30, 2015


350 €

450 €


240 €

320 €

SCHEMA partners 1-day

(Wednesday, June10)

100 €

130 €

Conference Dinner

45 €

Subject to availability after April 30, 2015

Accompanying person* for the Conference Dinner

60 €

Subject to availability after April 30, 2015

Accompanying person* for the three lunches

80 €

Subject to availability after April 30, 2015

*Accompanying persons do not need to register (participants choose for them the gala dinner and/or 3 lunches options).


Colours of the Gironde Estuary



Marine Chemistry Special Issue

As for previous IEBS meetings, there will be a

Special Issue of
Marine Chemistry (IF 3.2)
based on contributions to IEBS 2015

Please consider submitting a full paper version of your work to this SI.

Manuscript submission will be open
from 1 July to 30 September 2015.

These deadlines cannot be modified.
The expected on-line publication date for accepted papers is July 2016.



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