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Particles in Europe (PiE) 2012

The third  PiE was held at ICM/CSIC, Barcelona, Spain 16-19 October 2012.

The organizers were Dr. Ole Aarup Mikkelsen from Sequoia, Dr. Jorge Guillen from ICM/CSIC and Mr. Miguel Moll from Sequoia’s Spanish distributor, EMS.

There were four invited speakers: Dr. TIm Milligan from DFO (Canada), Dr. John Ryan from MBARI (USA), Dr. Alex Nimmo Smith from Plymout University (UK), and Dr. Chris Sherwood from USGS (USA).

Program for PiE 2012

TUESDAY 16 OCTOBER 2012

 17.00-21.00 Registration and ice breaker. See http://www.sequoiasci.com/research/pie2012.cmsx for location.

WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER 2012

 08.00-08.45 Registration: ICM Auditorium
 08.45-08.55 Welcome to ICM by Alberto Palanques, Director ICM
 08.55-09.00 Welcome to PiE 2012 by the organizing g committee.
PARTICLE DYNAMICS I
 09.00-09.30 Milligan, T: Controls on particle size, volume, and mass on a Willapa Bay tidal flat.
 09.30-09.50 Fettweis, M: Flocculation in a eutrophic coastal turbidity maximum zone
 09.50-10.10 Van der Hout, C: Variability of suspended particulate matter composition at Egmond, The Netherlands
 10.10-10.30 Verney, R: SPM dynamics in the Seine Estuary : the FLUMES experiment
 10.30-11.00 Coffee Break
PARTICLE DYNAMICS II
 11.00-11.20 Bertoni, D: On the displacement of marked pebbles on two coarse-grained beaches during short fair-weather periods (Marina di Pisa and Portonovo, Italy)
 11.20-11.40 Ruocco M: Mediterranean coastal dune systems: the role of sediment grain-size and geomorphology on plant communities
 11.40-12.00 Peters, F: Relationship between wave height, sediment suspension and plankton dynamics in a sandy micro-tidal coastal zone
 12.00-14.00 LUNCH – on your own
PARTICLES AND METHODS I
 14.00-14.30 Ryan, J.: Robowhale G1: plankton research with an autonomous underwater vehicle flying LISST-HOLO
 14.30-14.50 Graham, G: Getting smaller: Pushing measurement limits of suspended particles using holography
 14.50-15.10 Davies, E: Evaluating the LISST-100 Response to Complex Marine Particles
 15.10-15.40 Agrawal, Y: How does laser diffraction actually work, and what can you realistically expect from a laser diffraction measurement?
 15.40-16.10 Coffee Break
PARTICLES AND METHODS II
 16.10-16.30 Cartwright, G: Evaluating the Capabilities of the Second Generation PICS Settling Column Floc Camera in a Muddy Tidal Estuary, York River, Virginia, USA
 16.30-16.50 Thorne, P: Acoustic Scattering By Flocculating Suspended Sediments: A Provisional Model
 16.50-17.10 Becker, M: Evaluation of the influence of sediment absorption on ADCP backscatter calibration in estuaries, using in-situ measurements of particle size distributions
 17.10-17.30 Jourdin, F: Sporadic biofouling, wave bubbles, turbidity and mean particle size observed with a couple of sea bottom deployed ADCPs.
DINNER – on your own
 

 

THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER 2012
PARTICLE DYNAMICS III
 08.30-09.00 Nimmo Smith A: Use of digital holographic cameras to examine the measurement and understanding of sediment suspension in the nearshore
 09.00-09.20 Todd D: Seasonally Varying Flocculation in a Macrotidal Estuary
 09.20-09.40 Mikkelsen O: Grain Size Distribution and Sediment Flux Structure in a River Profile, Measured with a LISST-SL Instrument
 09.40-10.00 Renosh PR: High frequency variability of particle size distributions and its dependency to turbulence in the optically complex coastal environment of the English Channel
 10.00-10.20 Cross J: Dispersal of phytoplankton populations in response to enhanced turbulent mixing in a shelf sea
 10.20-10.50 Coffee Break
PARTICLE DYNAMICS IV
 10.50-11.20 Sherwood C: Particle dynamics inferred from frequent profiles of optical properties in the bottom boundary layer
 11.20-11.40 Gracia V: Suspended sediment fluxes near the break zone under moderate energy conditions.
 11.40-12.00 Ribo M: Analysis of the presence of internal waves on the Gulf of Valencia continental slope and their role with sediment transport
 12.00-12.20 Simarro, G: Influence of the wave action on sediment resuspension at the outer shelf near Valencia (Spain): experimental evidences.
 12.20-14.20  Lunch – on your own
PARTICLES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
 14.20-14.40 Felix, D: Monitoring Suspended sediment in Turbine water by Laser Diffraction – Laboratory investigations for a case study in the Swiss Alps
 14.40-15.00 Serra, T: Monitoring the particle concentration for evaluating six tertiary treatments for wastewater reuse
 15.00-15.20 Rymzsewics, A: Suspended Sediment Fluxes and Water Quality – Pressures and Challenges in Ireland
 15.20-16.30 Tour of ICM
 19.00-? Conference Dinner sponsored by Plymouth University. Preregistration required.
FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER 2012
PARTICLES, BIOLOGY AND OPTICS
 09.00-09.20 Kopelevich O: Remote sensing of coccolithophore particles:  regional features
 09.20-09.40 Ortega-Retuerta, E: Dynamics and ecological implications of transparent exopolymer particles (TEP), a type of widespread microscopic organic particles, in the NW Mediterranean
 09.40-10.00 Reynolds R: relationships between particle backscattering, size distribution, and bulk composition in arctic waters
 10.00-10.20 Rottgers R: Near-infrared light absorption by natural particles: a reappraisal.
 10.20-10.40 Slade W: Measurement of optical scattering and polarization properties of irregular shaped sediment particles using the LISST-VSF
 10.40-11.00 Conclusion and Goodbye
 12.00-17.00 LISST-HOLO lunch and workshop for registered attendees. Location: ICM Auditorium

Download PiE 2012 program.