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New session at EGU 2018: “Integrative studies of the River-Sea-Continuum”

New session at EGU 2018: “Integrative studies of the River-Sea-Continuum” 

We are happy to announce that there is going to be a new session entitled “Integrative studies of the River-Sea-Continuum” at the General Assembly 2018 of the European Geosciences Union’s (EGU), taking place from April 8-13 in Vienna. Several scientists associated with DANUBIUS-RI contributed to the set-up of this session, which clearly embraces the DANUBIUS-RI vision.

This session provides a scientific platform for exchange of findings from research that addresses the entire continuum of river and sea. We invite studies across geographical borders, along the freshwater-marine water continuum, and interdisciplinary studies that integrate physical, chemical, biological, geological observations/experiments, and modelling, and those that span the traditional silos of natural and social sciences.

We need to fully understand how River-Sea-Systems function. How are River-Sea-Systems changing due to human pressures? What is the impact of processes in the catchment on marine systems function, and vice versa? How can we discern between human-induced changes or those driven by natural processes from climate-induced variability? What will the tipping points of socio-ecologic system states be and what will they look like? How can we better characterise river-sea systems from the latest generation Earth observation to citizen science based observatories? How can we predict short and long term changes in River-Sea-Systems to manage them sustainably? What is the limit to which it is possible to predict the natural and human-influenced evolution of River-Sea-Systems?
You can download the full session description here

Please submit your abstract until January 10, 2018:


We are looking forward to your abstracts and respective discussions in Vienna.

Your Session Conveners:

Jana Friedrich (HZG, Germany)
Debora Bellafiore (ISMAR-CNR, Italy)
Andrea D’Alpaos (University of Padova, Italy)
Panagiotis Michalopoulos (HCMR, Greece)
David Todd (HR Wallingford, UK)

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 739562.