53rd European Marine Biology SymposiumExternal

Activity Overview

Type: Conference
Start Date: September 17, 2018
End Date: September 21, 2018
Venue: Ostend, Belgium
Website: EMBS 53 website

Abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2018
Early registration deadline: May 31, 2018
Application/registration deadline: August 31, 2018
Registration website: https://euromarinenetwork.eu/info%40embs53.org

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.


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.

  • 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. This session is dedicated to all North Sea related research, past, present and future.

  • General session

    This general session is open to all topics that do not fit in any of the proposed themes


Registration & abstract submission opened: January 15, 2018