RCEM2017 - 10th Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics

Key dates
Sept. 15-16: Trento courses
Sept. 18-21: Padova conference
Sept. 22: Tagliamento field trip

Oral presentation: 15' + 5' questions
Poster format: A0, vertical

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The 10th Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics – RCEM 2017 – is organized as a joint effort between the University of Padova and the University of Trento, Italy, in September 2017.
The complete program of RCEM 2017 is as follows:

a. September 15 and 16 (Friday-Saturday): Pre-conference short courses in Trento

Two pre-conference short courses (2 full days each) are planned in Trento before the conference days. The course topics are:
Course 1: Process-based mathematical modelling of bio-morphodynamics
Course 2: Structure-from-Motion (SfM) techniques and applications for morphological monitoring.
The courses will be activated with a minimum of 15 participants for each course.
A bus transfer from Trento to Padova will be organized on Sunday, September 17 which will include a field trip in the Piave River catchment (Dolomites area)

b. September 18 to 21 (Monday – Thursday): RCEM conference in Padova


17 Sept Sunday (San Gaetano) 17.30 Registration


18 Sept Monday (San Gaetano) 

8.30 Registration

13.00 Lunch

9.00 Opening: introductory Remarks 

14.30 Parallel sessions (Auditorium)

9.10 Keynote

17.00 Break
10.00 Break 

17.30 Keynote

10.30 Parallel sessions (Auditorium)

18.30 Ice break party


19 Sept Tuesday (San Gaetano + Palazzo Bo)

8.40 Keynote

13.20 Lunch

9.30 Break

14.30 Poster session
10.00 Parallel sessions (Auditorium)

17.00 Break

12.30 Keynote

17.30 Keynote  at aula Magna - Palazzo Bo


20 Sept Wednesday


8.40 Keynote

14.00 Poster session

9.30 Break

16.30 Break
10.00 Parallel sessions (Auditorium)

17.00 Keynote

12.30 Lunch

20.00 Banquet and Orto botanico guided visit


21 Sept Thursday Morning field trip Venice Lagoon including introductory speech (boat) Afternoon Keynote (during the boat trip) + visit to Venice (8.30 -16.30)

c. September 22 (Friday) Post-conference field trip on the braided Tagliamento River 

one of the few remaining dynamic braided rivers in Europe still found under near-natural conditions

A Post-conference field trip take place on the braided Tagliamento River, one of the few remaining dynamic braided rivers in Europe still found under near-natural conditions.

The detailed program is available in the Download box

Keynote Speakers
  • Andrew Ashton, Woods Hole Oceonographic Institution
  • Tjeerd J. Bouma, Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research (NIOZ)
  • James Brasington, Geography Department, Queen Mary University of London
  • Maurizio Brocchini, Department of Civil and Building Engineering and Architecture, Polytechnic University of Marche
  • Chris Paola, Departement of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota
  • Paola Passalacqua, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • Giovanni Seminara, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Università degli Studi di Genova
  • Hiroshi Takebayashi, Sediment Control Engineering, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Research Center for Fluvial and Coastal Disasters, Kyoto University
  • Patricia L. Wiberg, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

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