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Keynote Speakers for PiE 2014 Announced

June 5, 2014

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.

Abstracts have started to appear in our inboxes. If you would like to give a talk at the conference, please submit an extended abstract of maximum six A4 sized pages plus figures, tables and references in Word format to Ole ( ) no later than Friday 27th June 2014. For the extended abstract the settings should be as follows: margins must be 1″ (25 mm) on all four sides, font must be Times New Roman 12 pt, line spacing must be 1.5 lines throughout, spacing after paragraphs must be 10 pt, abstract title must be centered, 18 pt and bold, author names and author affiliations (in 10 pt) must be centered below the abstract title, text body must be left and right justified. Abstract notifications will be sent out no later than Friday 4th July.

Outside of PiE, the SW part of Denmark has a lot to offer. For the nature lover the Wadden Sea National Park with unspoiled landscapes, birds and seals. For the kid in you, the original Legoland Billund is a 40 minute drive away ( ). And for the history buffs: Esbjerg ( ) is Denmark’s youngest city, created after Denmark’s defeat to Germany in 1864, but Denmark’s oldest city – Ribe – founded by the Vikings in year 704 is a mere 20 minute drive away ( ).

For up-to-date information about PiE, check out the PiE website at – and don’t forget to share this email with those of your colleagues that you could be interested in attending the meeting.


Cheers – and see you in Denmark in October!

Wayne Slade (Sequoia Scientific, Inc.) and Ole Mikkelsen (MacArtney A/S)