close PECS Steering committee has made the very difficult decision to postpone meeting scheduled for October 2020 in Shanghai to October 2022 (exact dates to be confirmed).
As a substitute for the real PECS 2020, the Virtual PECS is organised during October 2020 - March 2021.
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East China Normal University (ECNU)

Founded in Shanghai in October 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China and is sponsored by the national programs “Project 211” and “Project 985”. Since China opened up to the world in 1978, ECNU has developed at a breath taking pace into a comprehensive research university.

ECNU attaches great importance to the internationalization of its development and enjoys a wide influence and an excellent reputation around the world. The university has established exchange and cooperative partnerships with more than 200 internationally renowned universities and academic institutions.

The conference gratefully acknowledges the support of East China Normal University.

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The State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC)

East China Normal University(ECNU) hosts and treasures the well-known State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC). The laboratory was established by the State Planning Commission of China in 1989. There are three main research streams of SKLEC: (1) Estuarine Evolution and Estuarine Sediment Dynamics; (2) Coastal Dynamical Geomorphyology and Sediment Process; (3) Estuarine and Coastal Ecology and Environment.

Achievements of the laboratory were used to solve problems encountered in coastal development of China, especially many large engineering projects, such as national survey on coastal resources, construction for harbors and ports, navigation channel regulations, projection of coastal wetlands and engineering structures. SKLEC has become a national site for high level research on estuarine and coastal environment and a high level training base in China.

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