Isobay 17 – Gijón

The Organizing Committee is pleased to invite you to the XVII International Symposium on Oceanography of the Bay of Biscay (ISOBAY 17), which will take place on 1 – 4 June 2021 as a Virtual Event.

In this edition, ISOBAY 17 is organized by the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), the University of Oviedo (UNIOVI) and the Dirección General de Pesca Marítima (DGPM) of the Asturias Principality.

Since 2020 belongs to the Decade on Biodiversity declared by The United Nations, it makes sense that the main issue of the XVII ISOBAY is devoted to the “Exploration, management and conservation of Marine Biodiversity in the Bay of Biscay». This conference will represent a multidisciplinary forum to present the state of the art in marine research at the Bay of Biscay, covering the open ocean, the deep-sea, its coastal zone, and its transitional waters (estuaries, lagoons and deltas). ISOBAY 17 will bring together a community of researchers, educators and practitioners to provide an integrated perspective on the Bay of Biscay. ISOBAY 17 is an excellent opportunity for both early career and senior researchers to meet and network with many other researchers interested in the study of the Bay of Biscay.
We invite contributions within the broad topics litsted below, covering the diversity of threats and opportunities faced by the marine environment at the Bay of Biscay and the people it supports.

Supporting Publication: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science


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Supporting Publication: Temas de oceanografía

General Information:

During the symposium we will have 4 keynote lectures given by researchers of recognized international merit. The scientific program includes oral and panel communications embedded in ten topics:

  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function
  • Marine Geology
  • Biological, Chemical and Physical Oceanography
  • Threatened Marine Ecosystems and Endangered Species
  • Exploitation, Management and Conservation of Marine Resources
  • Water Quality
  • Blue Biotechnology and Marine Genetic Resources
  • Invasive Species and Anthropogenic Pressure
  • Science-Policy Communication, Governance and Adaptive Management
  • Coastal Development and Engineering

Dr. Javier Cristobo (IEO Gijón)

Dr. Pilar Ríos (IEO Gijón)

Prof. José Luis Acuña (UNIOVI)

Dr. Andrés Arias (UNIOVI)

Almudena Álvarez (DGPM)


Organized by: IEO, UNIOVI, DGPM

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