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The XIII International Symposium on Oceanography of the Bay of Biscay, ISOBAY13, will be held in Santander from 11th to 13th of April 2012. It will take place at the Escuela Superior de Naútica, located in the street Gamazo 1, Santander 39004, close to the Festival Palace, near downtown of Santander.

The aim of this symposium is to present scientific research in the Bay of Biscay among a wide range of topics on functioning of the ecosystem and the living resources, and this edition the main issue will be "The conservation and sustainability of marine resources carried out in the Bay of Biscay".

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The scientific program of the conference will include the following topics:

  1. Geology, sedimentation and erosion
  2. Physical Oceanography
  3. Plankton and nutrient dynamics
  4. Biological diversity and ecosystems
  5. Fisheries and aquaculture
  6. Anthropogenic impacts: pollution, biological indicators, environmental changes



You will get the opportunity to submit your contribution, after the symposium, to a special issue on ISOBAY13 in "Deep Sea Research II: Topical Studies in Oceanography". The manuscripts should be sent to the Guest Editor Dr. Carlos García Soto by 30th June 2012 [New date]. Institutional email and secondary email

Topical Studies in Oceanography.

Following the request of several participants of the ISOBAY 13 Congress the deadline for manuscript submission has been extended 1 month (30 June 2012).

Some information for the authors follows:

  1. Deep-Sea Research 2 is a free of charge publication and the only cost is derived from the inclusion of color figures in the hard copy version.

  2. The Special Issue will include all the topics of the Congress: Geology, sedimentation and erosion; Physical Oceanography; Plankton and nutrient dynamics; Biological diversity and Ecosystems; Fisheries and Aquaculture; and Anthropogenic impacts.

  3. A guide to the authors can be found in the following web page: The link also includes the relevant information on ethics in publishing, copyright, changes to authorship, etc.

  4. Send the manuscripts to the Guest Editor by email ( including in subject the acronym DSR2. In case of failure of the institutional email use the following additional email ( The Guest Editor will acknowledge the receipt of all the manuscripts. The initial manuscript will be submitted as a single pdf file (text and figures). If the manuscript has a large size, send a compressed file.

  5. In the submission email include the name, email address, telephone and contact address of three potential reviewers who are expert on the topic of your manuscript. Contacted reviewers can be different from the ones proposed by the authors.

  6. The papers are first accepted by the Guest Editor but the official acceptance will be communicated to the authors by the Chief Editor of Deep-Sea Research 2 after inspection of the final manuscripts and of the reviewers’ final comments.


Previous Meeting

The last edition of the Symposium took place in Brest (France) in May 2010. Link: About 180 scientists took part in this event to present the latest advances in oceanographic research in the Bay of Biscay.



Abstract submission 15th January 2012 (new)
Decision on acceptance of the abstract view Last News
Early registration (CLOSED) before 04th March 2012
Manuscript submission to Guest Editor 30th June 2012 [New date]


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Dr. Pablo Abaunza (IEO
Dr. Ignacio Olaso (IEO
Conference co-Chairmen.

Organized by: IEO, UC, IH Cantabria, MMC

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