International Symposium on Aquatic Plants 2015

The 14th International Symposium on Aquatic Plants will be held in the beautiful  Playfair Library, Edinburgh, the historic capital of Scotland, between the  14-18th September 2015. The aim of the conference is to promote  debate on all issues relating to the science and management of aquatic vegetation.  Interest in aquatic plants has been growing and diversifying and to reflect this there will be a wide Scientific Programme which will appeal to scientists and managers.

Given the rising interest in aquatic vegetation globally it was decided that this would be the last time the meeting would be restricted to a European venue, the next meeting will be held in New Zealand in 2018.  It therefore gives us great pleasure to be able to provide you with an excellent venue for the European send off.  Edinburgh  and  Scotland  are fantastic scientific and cultural centres with attractions to appeal to a wide range of tastes; Edinburgh’s gothic architecture and literature, the wild highlands, a game of golf or a nip of whiskey.  There is something for everyone and on our mid-week excursion we will touch on many of these delights.

Previous Aquatic Plant meetings have had an intimate and collegiate atmosphere which has facilitated discussion, formal networking and the enjoyment of delegates.  To retain this atmosphere the total number of delegates for the conference is strictly limited and in addition accommodation in Edinburgh can become heavily booked during the September period.  For both these reasons we strongly encourage early registration by delegates.

The meeting has been arranged under the auspices of SIL and the EWRS.  An International Scientific Committee oversees the conference and its outputs while a local Organising Committee looks after the conference management.

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