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

MARIDVI took place in Bremen (Germany) in April 2019. The book of abstracts is available here.


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, and

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

Now known by the ac­ronym MARID, 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.