The scientific sessions of the conference will focus on a number of states and factors of ecosystem degradation:
- Sea-floor degradation ;
- Estuary and coastal habitats loss and changes ;
- Chemical and biological contamination and impacts on marine populations ;
- Resources use.
Rather than being only descriptive, the purpose is to identify the environmental and resources impacts while trying to predict them with the help of prospective and modeling tools taking into consideration the systems complexity. Anticipating studies should be completed by a range of environmental restoring techniques in order to bring to stakeholders and decision-makers the tools they need for policy and action plans implementation.