On behalf of the international research consortium CREAR (Center for Research and Education of the Amazonian Rainforest), SHNA (Service of Hydrography and Navigation of the Peruvian Navy) and the IAHR (International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research), we would like to invite you to participate in the 9th Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics, RCEM 2015 to be held in Iquitos City, from August 30 to September 3, 2015.
The surrounding environment provides delegates a myriad of opportunities, not only to visit the largest city (population 400,000) in the Peruvian rainforest, but also to observe the dynamics of the Amazon River itself, and experience the Amazonian ecosystem. Peru’s tropical rainforests are the largest and most pristine in the world, providing many functions essential to sustain life on Earth. Such functions include: oxygen production, carbon dioxide sequestration, nitrogen fixation, temperature regulation, air purification, and one of the most biologically diverse areas on our planet.
This highly successful series of RCEM conferences has played a key role in promoting an interdisciplinary approach to river and coastal problems. The conference is unique in promoting interactions between basic research and engineering applications, blending aspects from fundamental advances in fluid mechanics to laboratory experiments and field studies. The conference provides a stimulating forum for applied mathematicians, engineers, geologists, ecologists, geomorphologists, biologists, computer scientists and water managers involved in the study of Earth surface processes.
I look forward to welcome you in Iquitos City,
Jorge D. Abad
Chairman, RCEM 2015