Action for the Reinforcement of the Transitional Waters' Environmental Integrity

2011 July / The 5th European Coastal Lagoon Symposium (5th EUROLAG)


General theme:  Coastal Lagoons in a Changing Environment: Understanding, Evaluating and Responding


Biodiversity and Functioning. Biodiversity patterns and their relation to environmental drivers, relationship between biodiversity and system functioning, shaping of patterns and functioning by invasive species, food webs, functional diversity and functional traits, nutrient cycling and biogeochemistry, ecological modeling.

Coastal Lagoon Properties in the Context of Climate Change. Climate change scenarios, resilience, openness and connectivity, biogeography patterns alterations, modeling environmental changes and system responses, changes in the productivity of the system, alterations in the nutrient cycling and dystrophic events, hypoxia and anoxia, economical consequences.

Resource Exploitation and Sustainability. Goods and services and valuing processes, aquaculture including clam farming, saltextraction, bait digging, fisheries and fish spillover, biotechnology products, product certification and denomination of origin labeling, artificial lagoon and waste water treatment

Integrated Assessment. Contamination, ecotoxicology, biologicalresponse, ecological indicators, WFD implementation

Management and Restoration. Human intervention on transitionalwaters, eco-engineering, eco-innovation, eco-efficiency or how to improve the resource exploitation to ensure sustainability, management of lagoon hydraulics, mitigation actions, habitat reconstruction or the future of lagoons without human intervention

Education Collaboration and Networking. Efficiency of raising awareness mechanisms on transitional waters, linking ecological systems in lagoon areas, strengthening the involvement of lagoon ecology and functioning in teaching curricula, improvement of mechanismsfor increasing collaboration between actors and stakeholders in lagoon areas, networking and capacity building in national and international levels

Meeting Agenda

Aveiro (Portugal) 25-30July, 2011

Meeting venue: University of Aveiro,  Aveiro, Portugal


Practical info

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