close PECS Steering committee has made the very difficult decision to postpone meeting scheduled for October 2020 in Shanghai to October 2022 (exact dates to be confirmed).
As a substitute for the real PECS 2020, the Virtual PECS is organised during October 2020 - March 2021.
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Welcome to PECS 2020
Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas
26-31 October 2020, Shanghai, China
The Idea Behind PECS

PECS (Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas) is an independent organisation whose sole purpose is to organise the PECS biennial conferences. The objectives of these conferences are to:

  • promote exchange of information on recent developments in physics of estuaries and coastal seas;
  • stimulate cooperation between coastal engineers and coastal oceanographers, and
  • to provide a forum for graduate students and young scientists and engineers where they feel comfortable to interact with experienced scientists.

Emphasis is on the results of field and laboratory measurements, and theoretical and numerical analysis, with the aim of better understanding the underlying physical processes. Other relevant topics are also acceptable. This conference series emphasizes informal exchanges in a collegial environment. All sessions are plenary and attendance is limited to one hundred and fifty participants.