PECS (Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas) is an independent organisation whose sole purpose is to organise the PECS biennial conferences. The objectives of these conferences are to:
promote exchange of information on recent developments in physics of estuaries and coastal seas;
stimulate cooperation between coastal engineers and coastal oceanographers, and
to provide a forum for graduate students and young scientists and engineers where they feel comfortable to interact with experienced scientists.
Emphasis is on the results of field and laboratory measurements, and theoretical and numerical analysis, with the aim of better understanding the underlying physical processes. Other relevant topics are also acceptable. This conference series emphasizes informal exchanges in a collegial environment. All sessions are plenary and attendance is limited to two hundred and fifty participants.