53rd European Marine Biology Symposium
17-21 September, 2018
Ostend, Belgium

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 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

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