Vigo will host the XV International Estuarine Biogeochemistry Symposium

It is our pleasure to announce that during June 4th and 5th the city of Vigo (Galicia, Spain) will host the XV International Estuarine Biogeochemistry Symposium (XV IEBS). Galicia hosts a large number of rias, estuarine systems formed by flooding of former river valleys in the Preistocene-Holonce during the last interglacial transgression. The XV IEBS will cover the wide diversity of estuarine and bays, regarding their morphology, geographic location, climate conditions, and anthropogenic pressure.

Current changes in the land use and activities developed in coastal areas and the ever changing chemical compounds used in products for human consumption and/or industrial activities requires contemporary approaches for the monitoring and assessment of estuarine biogeochemical processes. Within this context, we welcome studies dealing with the sources, behavior and fate of nutrients, organic matter, and historical and emerging contaminants (trace elements, nanoparticles, organic compounds). A specific session will be dedicated to the potential impact and/or interaction of microplastics on the biogeochemical processes.

The surroundings of Vigo and its ria provide an excellent background for this international symposium, providing a unique opportunity for the scientific communication of marine research. Professionals will have an appropriate context to present the results of their research, while students and recent graduates will have a warm context to make public their undergraduate or Master’s dissertation projects results.

To stay up to date about the congress organization, you can follow us on Facebook at or regularly check the website of the congress at Here you will find information about the sessions topics, the registration process and the scientific program, as well as important deadlines. If you have a colleague that might be interested in these meetings, please, do not hesitate to forward this information.

Important Deadlines:

  • Abstract Submission Open: 1st February 2019 and Close: 31st March 2019
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: 15th April 2019
  • A fieldtrip to the Cies Islands ( will be organized for the 6th of June

If you have any further questions, you can contact the Organizing Committee at

Proxecto financiado polo Ministerio de Educación no marco do programa Campus de Excelencia Internacional e polo Ministerio de Economía e Competitividade, dentro do Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desenvolvemento e Innovación Tecnolóxica.