Welcome

The 53rd European Marine Biology Symposium will be organized in Ostend by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and Lifewatch Belgium between September 17th and 21st, 2018.

EMBS53 aims at linking the history, the present and the future of (European) marine biology. This edition will be special, as 2018 is a celebration year in Ostend: the first marine station ever worldwide was inaugurated exactly 175 years ago, in Ostend, by professor Pierre-Joseph Van Beneden. Since then, the world of marine biology has changed dramatically - both in Belgium and Europe - especially in relation to used technologies and techniques.

Themes

During EMBS53, scientists can present their work, linked to the following themes:

  • Science from a historical perspective

    Whether you are digging up old data, comparing historical to present-day conditions, or have a special interest in the history of marine science, feel free to come and share your views with us.
  • Science in a modern era

    Topics in this session will be focused on science done through or with the help of e-infrastructures (LifeWatch, EMBRC, ...), innovative techniques and high-tech equipment such as e.g. sensors or GPS-tracking & receiver networks.
  • Citizen science

    Not only scientists do science... More and more, untrained people assist professionals in collecting information and data, with remarkable results. This session is open to topics that deal with various aspects of citizen science.
  • Science in the North Sea

    2018 has been declared as 'the Year of the North Sea' by WWF. As we do not want to let this go by quietly, this session is dedicated to all North Sea related research, past, present and future.
  • General session

    Are the above mentioned themes not your cup of tea? Don't worry, this general session is open to all topics that do not fit in any of the proposed themes.

And be prepared... even the traditional Yellow Submarine competition will have a historical touch...

Important dates

  • Registration & abstract submission opened: January 15, 2018
  • Deadline abstract submission (there will be NO extension of the deadlines): April 15, 2018
  • Notification on abstract acceptance: May 15, 2018
  • Deadline early bird registration: May 31, 2018
  • Deadline late registration: August 31, 2018
  • EMBS53: September 17-21, 2018

More information

EMBS53 Flyer: download

Contact: info@embs53.org

Follow us on Twitter @EMBSsymposium - #EMBS53 or on Facebook