RECIF conference on artificial reefs: from materials to ecosystem

27 janv.-30 juin 2015
Campus 2 - 14000 - Caen (France)

http://recifconf2015.sciencesconf.org

Invitation ESITC Caen, lead of the European Project RECIF, and its partners invite you to participate in the ‘RECIF Conference on artificial reefs', being held in Caen (Normandy, France) from 27th to 29th January 2015. This conference, as a part of the RECIF project, will gather researchers, industrials and stakeholders to highlight research and case studies about Artificial Reefs, from construction materials and reef design to marine ecosystem. The project RECIF The RECIF project was selected under the European Cross-border Cooperation Programme INTERREG IV A between France (Channel) - England, co-funded by the ERDF. It brings together 8 French and British partners and the project is supported by the Regional Authorities in Basse-Normandy. The project has several objectives: - Enhancing the use of marine resources and reusing by-products (empty shells) - Developing innovative building materials for artificial reefs - Deploying artificial reefs to improve the biodiversity and productivity of the marine ecosystem in the Channel. Important dates: deadlines - 16th May 2014: Abstract submission - 5th September 2014: Notification of acceptance of abstract - 17th October 2014: Submission of full papers - 27, 28 and 29th January 2015: International conference The conference languages will be French and English. Conference format: oral presentations and poster sessions and special invited lectures. Topics Abstract and paper proposals are invited in the following topics: - Artificial reefs engineering construction materials and infrastructures (concrete, steel, rocks, reuse of seashell by-products...) - Artificial reefs design, engineering and biotechnology - Environmental impacts of artificial reefs - Scientific and environmental monitoring of artificial reefs - Management of artificial reefs - Case studies / pilots - Social and economic aspects of artificial reefs - Artificial reefs as ecosystems and in ecosystems
Discipline scientifique : Matériaux

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