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Romanian Academy - Oceanology and Limnological Commission
Faculty of Biology - "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi
Babes - Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Danube Delta National Institute
Bucharest Institute of Biology
University of Pitesti
National Environmental Protection Agency 


You are invited to participate in the 6th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS6), which will take place in Sinaia, Romania from 17th to 21st of August 2009. The Romanian Ecological Society (RES) and the University of Bucharest, particularly its Department of Systems Ecology and Sustainability, have the pleasure to host it. 
As in the more recent cases, SEFS6 is convened by the European Federation for Freshwater Sciences (EFFS), in association with the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) and in collaboration with the European Freshwater and Limnological Associations federated in EFFS. Previous Symposia for European Freshwater Sciences have been held in Antwerp (SEFS1: 1999), Toulouse (SEFS2: 2001), Edinburgh (SEFS3: 2003), Kraków (SEFS4: 2005) and Palermo (SEFS5: 2007).
The 6th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences will be held at the International Centre of Conferences in Sinaia, Romania. The theme of SEFS6 will be “Challenges and opportunities for freshwater sciences in a changing climate”. There will be series of plenary sessions, reviewing current research in freshwater ecosystems and summarising a comprehensive range of freshwater issues. There will be sessions for offered poster and oral sessions, presenting recent and current research topics. We seek to bring together European scientists working on freshwater organisms, freshwater habitats and freshwater systems. Like previous SEFS meetings, special consideration is given to students and young scientists who are at the beginning of their careers: the Symposium is an ideal occasion to meet their colleagues and look for reciprocal inspiration, share knowledge, exchange experience and ideas about freshwater ecosystems in the broadest sense and…last, but not least, to have a nice time!
The Organizing Committee invites all European scientists and colleagues from other continents interested in working on pure and applied freshwater sciences, to participate in the SEFS6 Sinaia, Romania.