The 20th Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas (PECS 2022) is held in Shanghai

The 20th Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas (PECS 2022) was held in Shanghai, China and Perth, Australia, on 24-28 Oct. 2022. It is the first attempt to have an on-site meeting in two locations in two countries since the outbreak of COVID-19. Approximately 150 abstracts were received, with 180 participants from China, Australia, USA, Netherlands, Germany etc. Following the tradition of PECS, there is just one session throughout the 5 days; hence, participants can follow all talks and be involved in question and answer session, stimulating active interaction and exchange.


PECS is a biennial event initiated in 1978 in Germany. So far, it has been successfully held in 12 countries over 6 continents. PECS is one of the best recognized meetings in the community of estuarine and coastal sciences, attracting global scholars and researchers and engineers.

Prof. HE Qing delivered welcome speech

Oral presentations

PECS was once held in Qingdao in 1986, and this time, hosted by the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, is the first time since then, drawing global interest and attention on China again. All 83 oral presentations and 49 posters focus on topics including estuarine dynamics, estuarine fronts and eddies, sediment transport dynamics and morphodynamics, as well as coastal sea dynamics and ecosystems, etc. It provided a unique opportunity for international scholars to share new results and findings and exchange ideas.

Discussion and Poster Session