Each day will start with a 45-minutes talk given by a keynote speaker. All other oral presentations will have the duration of 15 minutes (including discussion) and will occur in two parallel sessions.
There will be a dedicated poster session but posters will also be displayed during the week and can be discussed during lunch and coffee breaks.

You can download the complete programme here. This information will be included in the abstract book - please think twice before you print this document!

Side meetings:

DOSI open information and planning meeting. Updates and status information about human activities, impacts, governance, regulation and conservation in the deep sea. Sunday, 30 August, 9-16:30h.
Please fill in your name, affiliation and email address via this link (for catering purposes). Buffet lunch will be provided. One night accommodation on 30 Aug. can be provided (for the first 20 people) upon request, to members from developing countries. Please make this request to llevin@ucsd.edu. Support for this meeting is provided by the JM Kaplan Foundation and INDEEP.

DGRM Science-policy panel on the deep-seas. Tuesday, 1 September, 9.15-18.00h.

InterRidge WG on Ecological Connectivity and Resilience: open meeting. Tuesday, 1 September, lunchtime.

EMB Position Paper “Delving Deeper: Critical challenges for 21st century deep-sea research”.  EMB-Deepseas WG. Tuesday, 1 September, after last session. 
Sign up here to secure your place at the EMB event. Registration is free if you are a DSBS conference participant. Space will be limited to 120 people. 

DOSI town meeting. Monday, 31 August, lunchtime.

Special session on mining impacts. Thursday, 3 September, 9.15-12.30.

DOSI WG5 “marine genetic resources” workshop on “Accessing and sharing benefits from marine genetic resources beyond national jurisdiction: what role for the scientific community? Thursday, 3 September, lunchtime. Read more here. 

INDEEP town meeting. Friday, 4 September, lunchtime.


Don McAllister Medal and Sir George Deacon Medal - for biodiversity conservation (awarded by “George Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability”). Wednesday, 2 September, Symposium Dinner.

INDEEP Community Award. Friday, 4 September, Closing session.
For consistent delivery of inspirational scientific presentations/lectures on the deep-sea.

The John Gage Awards. Friday, 4 September, Closing session.
For best student oral and poster presentations in the fields of biodiversity or population dynamics, sponsored by the DSB Society and Bhavani Narayanaswamy. 

Best student presentation awards. Friday, 4 September, Closing session.
Frontiers in Marine Science, the most comprehensive open-access marine science journal, is delighted to award two full article waivers to the best student oral and poster communications!

Programme outline (download.pdf)

Sunday, August 30 – Universidade de Aveiro

Monday, August 31 – Centro Cultural e de Congressos de Aveiro

Tuesday, September 1 – Centro Cultural e de Congressos de Aveiro

Wednesday, September 2 – Centro Cultural e de Congressos de Aveiro

Thursday, September 3 – Centro Cultural e de Congressos de Aveiro

Friday, September 3 – Centro Cultural e de Congressos de Aveiro
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  1. Complete programme available! This information will be included in the abstract book - please think twice before you print this document!

  2. Planning your presentation: author guidelines are now available.

  3. Best student presentation awards sponsored by “Frontiers”!

  4. Special volume in “Deep-Sea Research II” is foreseen!

  5. Standard registration deadline:

29 May 2015 - 18.00 GMT! (11/05/20015)

  1. Abstract submission is now closed! (30/03/2015)

  2. Extended deadline for abstract submission: 27 March 2015 (18/03/2015)

  3. Abstract submission  and Registration are now open (09/01/2015)