Accommodation is available at the Divani Palace Acropolis hotel, at a special rate for  Symposium participants. Please quote ‘eurolag’ when making your reservation, to enjoy the discounted price at 110 euros for a single room and 120 euros for a double room. Breakfast and free wifi are provided for all bookings. For reservations, please send an email to reservations@divaniacropolis.gr, quoting ‘eurolag’. 










Registration fees


Early Bird Registration Fee

320 EUR

Early Bird Student Registration Fee

200 EUR

Regular Registration Fee

400 EUR

Regular Student Registration Fee

250 EUR

Accompanying Person Fee

120 EUR



Conference Registration fee includes:

  • Participation in the Symposium’s scientific programme
  • Symposium kit
  • Coffee break
  • Light lunch
  • Icebreaker party
  • Symposium Dinner


Registration fee of the accompanying person includes:

  • Icebreaker party
  • Symposium Dinner



You can register online for the Symposium, using the form here.

Please note that in order for your registration to be valid, you must complete payment of the fee.


Payment methods

Bank deposit

Payments should be sent to the following bank account:

IBAN: IT78C0311116000000000001188


When making the bank transfer, please state the family name of the delegate as well as the code ‘EUROLAG8’. Please note that all bank charges should be paid by the participants. The name of the participant(s) should be clearly stated in the bank transfer. In addition, a copy of the relevant document (wire transfer) should be sent by e-mail to the secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Payment via credit card is not available.




  1. Coastal lagoons evolution, Functioning & Climatic changes
  • Main drivers of coastal lagoon evolution
  • Alternative methods to improve coastal lagoons functioning
  • Ecological and biogeochemical modelling of coastal lagoons functioning and impacts.
  • Long term coastal observations of global change (including climate change and climatic variability)
  • Historical reconstruction of global change impacts (including land use change, pollution, sea-level rise)


  1. Biodiversity & Water quality
  • Biodiversity patterns across gradients
  • Biological indicators and water quality assessment
  • WFD implementation in transitional waters
  • Effects of human impacts to ecosystem resilience


  1. Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Impacts of fisheries and aquaculture on coastal lagoons
  • Alternative strategies and methodologies for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture activities
  • Key ecosystem processes supporting biological resources


  1. Goods and services, Conservation, Management & Sustainable use
  • Ecosystem services and coastal management
  • Social, cultural and historical values of coastal lagoons
  • Interconnections between lagoons and Marine Protected Areas
  • Energy production in coastal environments
  • Blue growth and blue infrastructures
  • Blue carbon stocks and its potential economic impact in aquatic riverine and underwater ecosystems (e.g. seagrasses)


  1. European networks and Projects in Transitional areas and Lagoons



MF Logo fellowships webpageThe Murray Foundation has kindly offered to provide Awards up to a total of 7500 euros in support of the 8th European Coastal Lagoons Conference (Athens, Greece, 20-23 March 2018)

The distribution of these funds is foreseen as follows:

Grants (up to 2500 euros in total) for support of European young scientists wishing to attend the next 8th European Coastal Lagoons Symposium, and to present a poster or an oral presentation. Where the grant does not cover the full costs, it can be used as co-financing. Individual grants will cover the registration fee, including the lunch during the symposium days and the symposium dinner.

Furthermore, there will be grants (up to 2500 euros in total) for young scientists from North Africa to attend the Conference. Where the grant does not cover the full costs, it can be used as co-financing.

Additionally, there will be awarded grants (up to 2500 euros in total) to Early Career Researchers attending the Symposium who the scientific committee feel have made a significant contribution to the understanding of lagoon ecosystems. The object of these grants is to allow the students to attend a training course or participate in a research project in a laboratory other than where he or she is studying. Where the grant does not cover the full costs, it can be used as co-financing. The successful students will provide written reports of their experience to the Science Committee and they should be presented in the 9th EuroLag conference.

In order to choose the students for the Awards a small EuroLag Science Committee will be created including Prof. Alice Newton (Universidade do Algarve) and Prof. Pierluigi Viaroli (Università Degli Studi di Parma), Prof. Maria Snousi (University Mohammed V, Morocco) and two members of the organizing committee of 8th Eurolag.

Application should be submitted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the same time as the abstract submission using the Murray Foundation forms that are attached below and indicating the type of fellowship requested. A breakdown of costs (travel, accommodation) should be also included.


Application form Murray Foundation for Grant 8Eurolag

Application form Murray Foundation Support Letter 8Eurolag