EMBS53 aims at linking the history, the present and the future of (European) marine biology. 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. EMBS53 therefore focuses on the following themes:
- Science from a historical perspective
- Science in a modern era
- Citizen science
- Science in the North Sea
The following is a list of papers and presentations produced by this event.