XV International Symposium on Oceanography of the Bay of Biscay

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Acceptance of Journal of Sea Research to host a Special Issue.

The XV International Symposium on Oceanography of the Bay of Biscay (ISOBAY 15) will be held in Bilbao, from June 22 to June 24, 2016.

This biennial symposium is aimed to offer researchers conducting studies on the Bay of Biscay, from open ocean to coastal and estuarine zones, the opportunity to present and discuss their most updated works. With a multidisciplinary nature the goal is to make a significant contribution towards an integrated knowledge of the Bay of Biscay.

The main theme of this 15th edition is Changing Ecosystems: Natural versus Anthropogenic Effects and the scientific programme will cover the following topics:

  1. Physical Oceanography
  2. Climate-ocean relations
  3. Geology, erosion, transport and sedimentation
  4. Biogeochemical cycles
  5. Biodiversity, ecosystem structure and functioning
  6. Fisheries and Aquaculture
  7. Anthropogenic effects, quality assessment and ecosystem management

ISOBAY 15 can be an excellent occasion to meet and network with many other researchers interested in the study of the Bay of Biscay, both for early career researchers, as well as for established scientists. It can be a good opportunity also to visit Bilbao, a city which has undergone an internationally recognized urban transformation, becoming a modern and pleasant city with a wide cultural and gastronomical offer.

Journal of Sea Research has accepted to host a special issue with papers (oral/poster) presented at ISOBAY 15 following full paper submission and peer review. Paper submission deadline is 15 October 2016. Fernando Villate, Pierre Anschutz, Ángel Borja and Moncho Gómez Gesteira will be Guest Editors.