2014 INCISE Symposium

The second International Symposium on Submarine Canyons was held between the 29th September and 1st October 2014, and was hosted by the British Geological Survey, Edinburgh (UK).

The second INCISE Symposium combined traditional conference-style oral and poster presentations with a set of break-out working-group discussions. The themes for the symposium directly resulted from the discussions held at the first symposium in Brest in 2012:   

  • Canyon processes in the space-time continuum (formation, evolution, circulation).
  • New ways to study submarine canyons: integrated programmes, new technologies and coordinated monitoring efforts.
  • Patterns in submarine canyons: role of scale and heterogeneity (in morphology, habitats, hydrography).
  • Physical and anthropogenic disturbance in submarine canyons, and conservation.

Organising committee:

  • Heather Stewart (BGS) 
  • Sophie Green (BGS) 
  • Jaime Davies (University of Plymouth)
  • Veerle Huvenne (NOC)  
  • Lenaick Menot (IFREMER)  

Scientific Committee:

  •  Rob Hall (University of East Anglia)
  • Nathalie Valette-Silver (NOAA)
  • Joshu Mountjoy (NIWA)
  • Aaron Micallef (University of Malta)
  • Peter Harris (Geoscience Australia) 
  • Steve Ross (UNCW)


Following INCISE 2014 participants have kindly agreed to share their presentations with the Submarine Canyons community. You can download the pdf at the bottom of the page:






The INCISE 2014 symposium in Edinburgh had a really exciting programme

Social events:

  • Ice-breaker reception on 28th September. Time and venue:18:00 – 20:30 at the Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh. EH1 2H
  • Conference dinner on 30th September. Time and venue:19:00 – late at the Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh. EH1 2HS  


  • 29th Sept 2014 Presentations & poster session
  • 30th Sept 2014 Presentations, poster session and working group discussions
  • 1st Oct 2014 Presentations & working group discussions. Conference closes at 3pm.