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2018.11.17 - 2018.11.21

53rd European Marine Biology Symposium

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