Lagoons: those vulnerable entities

The exhibition aims at creating a dialogue between art and science in lagoon research, and incorporating art as a bridge between science and the public. The exhibition will be set up in the conference area to achieve a meaningful interplay between scientists and artists.

The exhibition will include the work of 18 distinguished artists, in Greece and abroad, from the fields of painting, sculpture and engraving, for whom information (CV and works) can be found on the internet.


List of participating artists:


Yannis Gavalas

Charalampos Dermatis

Yannis Dimitrakis

Kostas Dikefalos

Stefania Zouroudi

Vassilis Karakatsanis

Theofilos Katsipanos

Maria Kelaidi

Aggelika Korovessi

Christos Lazarakis

Athina Latinopoulou

Aggelikh Loh

Michalis Manousakis

Tasos Misouras

Irini Matsouki

Helene Pavlopoulou

Dimitra Skandali

Antonis Triantafillou


Curator: Dr. Nina Fragopoulou


Important Dates

The registration and abstract submission to 8th European Coastal Lagoons Symposium will start on the 30 June 2017.


  • October 20, 2017Deadline for submission of abstracts
  • November 15, 2017Notification of abstract acceptance
  • January 15, 2017Early registration deadline
  • March 15, 2018Late registration deadline
  • March 20-23, 2018Symposium in Athens, Greece


Accommodation is available at the Divani Palace Acropolis hotel, at a special rate for  Symposium participants. 











  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