The XVIth International Symposium on Oceanography of the Bay of Biscay (ISOBAY 16) will be held in Anglet from June 5 to June 7, 2018. It will take place at front of the sea, at the "Espace de l'Océan de la Chambre d’Amour". The main goal of this biennal symposium is to present scientific most updated works related to the Bay of Biscay, from open ocean till its coastal zone, and its transitional waters between the land and the sea (estuaries, lagoons, deltas and rias).

     This common focus alllows however presentations in a wide range of disciplins/topics and so ISOBAY can be viewed as a multidisciplinary symposium. Each scientific work may concern one point of the following graph about topics including in one node or interaction betwenn two or more nodes such as: Physical Oceanography Climate-ocean relations Geology, erosion, transport and sedimentation Biogeochemical cycles Biodiversity, ecosystem structure and functioning Fisheries and Aquaculture Anthropogenic effects, quality assessment and ecosystem management.

     This symposium aims at favouring discussions between scientists from different disciplines and promoting significant contribution towards an integrated knowledge of the Bay of Biscay. ISOBAY 16 is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with many other researchers interested in the study of the Bay of Biscay, both for early career researchers, as well as for established scientists.

     Continental Shelf Research has accepted to host a special issue with papers (oral/poster) presented at ISOBAY 16.

     Do not forget also to enjoy the beautiful countryside: Basque coast, part of the Silver coast and Adour borders !!!


Additional Information

The Basque country is a very tourist place. We advise you to book an hotel as soon as possible.

The check in to the conference will begin on June 4th from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Espace de l'Océan.

To close the conference, a free field trip of 2 hours will be scheduled on June 8th morning (think about registering).

A meeting room will be available during the conference to organize working meetings.

The "gala dinner" at the Regina Hotel will be a cocktail dinner party.


Public conference (open to all, in French, may 6th) - Impacts of climate change in the Bay of Biscay

(by N. Caill-Milly and A. Sottolichio)





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