Sequoia Scientific

Particles in Europe (PiE) 2020

Registration is OPEN:

Click HERE to register for PiE 2020!


Particles in Europe (PiE) 2020 will take place Tuesday-Thursday 6-8 October 2020, beginning with an icebreaker Monday evening October 5th.


PiE 2020 will be held in the main building of the Thalassocosmos complex, which is comprised of the Cretaquarium, HCMR main building and aquaculture laboratories in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. See pictures for overview.

HCMR – ‘Thalassocosmos’ complex in Heraklion (ex American Base of Gournes), Crete


HCMR facilities in Crete on satellite image

HCMR facilities in Crete on satellite image

Photos of the main HCMR auditorium in Crete

HCMR Main Auditorium in Crete


Who Should Attend PiE?

PiE brings together some of the world’s experts in measuring and monitoring particles in water. The presentations are not limited to specific technology or field of study. Anybody interested in measuring, monitoring, modeling or managing particles in oceans, rivers, lakes, storm water, streams and ice may attend: Researchers, students, environmental officials, government employees, and monitoring agencies should attend the meeting. Broadly, examples of topics of interest are:

  • Marine and hydrological sediment transport
  • Biological studies
  • Maintenance and Contaminated-Sediment Dredging
  • River and Reservoir sedimentation
  • Turbine Abrasion
  • Particles in Drilling for oil and gas
  • Particle Measurement technologies
  • Optics/Acoustics of Particles and Flocs
  • Marine Optics & Remote Sensing


Astir Beach Hotel (special price for PiE 2020 attendees)

Your Memories Hotel

Erato Hotel

Gouves Park Holiday Resort

Kri Kri Village – less than 10′ walk from HCMR

The map below shows the HCMR venue location as well as the locations of the hotels above.
All locations are within 10-20 minute walk from HCMR.


Scientific Program

To be determined.


Limited space will be available for up to 10 companies interested in exhibiting their equipment and software. Each Exhibitor will be given the opportunity to introduce their products to the full gathering in a 3 minute presentation. Please revisit site for further information.


Click HERE to register for PiE 2020!

Target Dates

Registration open: 2/20/2020.
Abstract receipt, begin: 21 February 2020.
Abstract deadline: 31 August 2020
Abstract acceptance notification: 7 September 2020


Abstract deadline: 31 August 2020.
Submit your abstract to


For more information, please contact:
In Europe – Dr. Aristomenis Karageorgis
Outside of Europe – Dr. Ole Mikkelsen

Organizing Committee

PiE 2020 is organized by Dr. Ole Mikkelsen (Sequoia) and Dr. Aristomenis Karageorgis and Dr. Stella Psarra (HCMR – Hellenic Centre for Marine Research).