North Sea Open Science Conference

07th Nov, 2016 to 10th Nov, 2016
Event type 
Symposium - Seminar

This conference - taking place from 7 November till 10 November 2016 in Ostend, Belgium - will highlight state-of-the-art knowledge, solutions and prospects to enlarge the scientific basis for an ecosystem-based management of the North Sea. Two main pillars with associated themes will structure the content of the conference:

  1. Scientific fundament, comprising spatio-temporal patterns and marine ecosystem processes;
  2. Science for management and policy, comprising ecosystem assessment, assessment tools, and socio-economic relevance

The conference is open to fundamental and applied research, lessons-learnt from both successes and failures in marine management, and innovative measurement and data handling concepts from within and beyond the North Sea.The conference will equally cover biodiversity and physico-chemical environmental aspects of the North Sea.

All presenters (oral and poster) will be offered submission of their results for publication in a special issue of the international scientific journal Hydrobiologia. 

The call for abstracts is open till 15 May 2016

Contact address: 



Thermae Palace
Koningin Astridlaan 7