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PiE Conference 2014

PiE is a bi-annual conference on the measurement, monitoring, and managing of in situ particle size and sediment concentration in the aquatic environment. The meeting is organized by Sequoia and a local organizer somewhere in Europe.
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The first PiE was held in Bologna, Italy in October 2008, organized by Sequoia and ISMAR and had some 40 participants.

The second PiE was held in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France in November 2010, organized by Sequoia and LOV and had 82 participants. The proceedings from the meeting were published in a special issue of Geo-Marine Letters in April 2012.

The third PiE was held in Barcelona, Spain, 17-19 October 2012.

The fourth PiE  will be held in Esbjerg, Denmark, 7-9 October 2014.  It will be co-sponsored by the University of Copenhagen and the MacArtney Underwater Technology Group.

For more information on PiE 2014 including how to submit an abstract, click here.  Abstracts are due 27 June 2014.

For more information about Esbjerg, Denmark and the venue for PiE 2014, click here.

The PiE organizing committee is pleased to announce that the PiE 2014 keynote speakers have been confirmed: Professor Daniel Hanes from St. Louis University, USA and Professor Colin Jago from Bangor University, UK.

Daniel Hanes will talk about ‘The confounding effects of particle characteristics on acoustic backscatter measuring techniques’ and Colin Jago will talk about ‘SPM dynamics in a Region Of Freshwater Influence (Liverpool Bay)’. Together, these talks are guaranteed to resonate with everybody that are curious about the prospects of using acoustics to quantify particle size and/ or concentration as well as studying particle dynamics in physically, biologically and optically complex waters.

Check back regularly to this page for more info!

Here is what some past attendees have to say:

“The PiE meeting is one of the most scientifically informative as well as enjoyable conferences on my calendar.  I try not to miss it.”, – Rick Reynolds, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

“The PIE workshops provide an ideal opportunity to meet and discuss the latest research on aquatic particles.  Unlike conferences, its size allows for ample discussion in an environment that promotes inter-disciplinary cooperation. I have found these workshops to be thought provoking and a lot of fun.” – Tim Milligan, Bedford Institute of Oceanography

“The PIE workshops provide a forum for marine scientists from a number of disciplines to come together to assess our capability to measure and understand bodies in the water column, be they biological, flocculating cohesive sediments or non-cohesive sands. I have always enjoyed the workshops, finding them to be stimulating and interesting, with a good balance of the academic, social and informal.” – Peter Thorne, National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, UK

“PiE is the kind conference that one should attend when dealing with particles in aquatic environments. The relative small number of participants, the specialised topics and the sufficient time for socializing with colleagues from other institutions makes the conference for me an event not to miss.” – Michael Fettweis, MUMM, Belgium