Register | 53rd European Marine Biology Symposium (EMBS)

Online registration

Online registration is open until 31 August 2018. Please note that after this date it will no longer be possible to register. There will be NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION

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Registration fees

Registration for the 53rd European Marine Biology Symposium is only available for the entire duration of the conference. The registration fee amount to the following:

  • Student Registration Fee: 250 €
  • Early Bird Registration Fee: 380 € (until 15 June 2018);
  • Normal Registration Fee: 480 €

Registration fee of the participant includes:

  • Participation to the Scientific Programme
  • Participant’s kit
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch
  • Excursion
  • Yellow Submarine Competition
  • Conference dinner

Registration of accompanying person:

Please contact to request information about accompanying persons.

Information & demonstration fair

We offer space to set up an information booth or a demonstration stand.
Please contact for more information.

Payment details

After submitting your registration, you will be automatically transferred to your VLIZ online shopping cart. Please have all invoice information with you (organization, address and VAT number if needed). Payment can be made using Bancontact, MasterCard, Visa, Paypal or wire transfer. If you prefer wire transfer, please mention the provided reason for payment “order number XX” on your transfer so this can be linked to your registration.
An invoice will be generated and mailed to you after registration.

Visa Information

Some participants from foreign countries may require a visa to enter Belgium. Please note that Belgium is a part of the Schengen Area. You are encouraged to apply for a visa as soon as possible. The time frames for visa processing are difficult to predict with accuracy for any individual applicant and could vary significantly depending on the country of residence of the applicant. All the information concerning visa applications for Belgium is available on the website of the Foreigners Department of the FPS Home Affairs, which is the competent Belgian authority for access to the territory, stay, residence and removal of foreigners in Belgium.

If you need a Letter of invitation for your visa application, please contact

Special notes

  • The deadline for early registration (lowest, early participation fee) is 15 June 2018.
  • The meeting programme may be subject to change.
  • The participation fees are owed upon registration and should be settled within 8 days following completion of the registration form (but not later than 15 days before the starting day of the event in case of late registration).
  • Participation is not guaranteed until full payment of the participation fee is received.
  • Express intent of cancellation must be received in written (per e-mail to
  • In case of cancellation, 80% of participation fee is returned if cancelled by 31 July 2018. After this date, no refund is possible.
  • Payments will be refunded in full if the meeting should happen to be cancelled by the organizer. However, registrations remain valid if the event has to be postponed.
  • Participation fees include 21% VAT.