The next (seventh) international conference, MARIDVII, will take place in 2023 in Brittany, France.


Un­der the ae­gis of the North Sea Hy­dro­graphic Com­mis­sion, a work­shop on mar­ine sand wave dy­nam­ics was or­gan­ised by the French Naval Hy­dro­graphic and Ocean­o­graphic Of­fice (SHOM) and the Uni­versity of Lille 1 (France) back in 2000. This work­shop was suc­ceeded by con­fer­ences cov­er­ing mar­ine and river dune dy­nam­ics:

– MARID II in 2004 at the Uni­versity of Twente, En­schede, the Neth­er­lands

– MARID III in 2008 at the Uni­versity of Leeds, United King­dom

MARID IV in 2013 at the Royal Bel­gian In­sti­tute of Nat­ural Sci­ences, Bel­gium

MARID V in 2016 at Bangor Uni­versity, North Wales, United King­dom

MARID VI in 2019 at MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany

MARID VII in 2023 in Rennes, France

These con­fer­ences provide state-of-the-art over­views in fun­da­mental and ap­plied know­ledge of mar­ine and river dunes. The con­fer­ence tra­di­tion­ally takes place over 3 days: 2 days are ded­ic­ated to plen­ary sci­entific ses­sions, in­clud­ing talks from key­note speak­ers and oral and poster present­a­tions by del­eg­ates. A field ex­cur­sion takes place on the third day to al­low a con­vivial ex­change between par­ti­cipants while dis­cov­er­ing the geo­lo­gic­ally-in­ter­est­ing sur­round­ings of the or­gan­ising uni­versity.