Conferences and Meetings

Listed below are upcoming and past conferences, meetings and workshops relevant to the EBA community.


The 6th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica
Park Royal Penang Resort, Penang, Malaysia 8-9 October 2013

The 5th International Conference on Polar & Alpine Microbiology
Big Sky, Montana, USA 8-13 September 2013

Fifth International Symposium on the Environmental Physiology of Ectotherms and Plants
London, Ontario, Canada 12-16 August 2013

XIth SCAR Biology Symposium: Life in Antarctica- Boundaries and Gradients in a changing environment
Barcelona, Spain 15-19 July 2013


Next Generation Sequencing at the Poles
University of Liege, Belgium 21-23 November 2012

IPY Conference - "From Knowledge to Action"
22 - 27 April 2012, Montreal, Canada

Call for abstracts till 30th of September 2011.

II Workshop of APECS-Brazil: South-American Antarctic Research Integration.
14-17 May 2012, Rio Grande, RS, Brazil

Annual Meeting for the Society of Experimental Biology (SEB)
29 June-2 July 2012, Salzburg, Austria

XXXII SCAR and Open Science Conference
13 - 25 July 2012, Portland, Oregon, USA
Friday 13 - Sunday 15 July: SCAR Business meetings (SSGs and subsidiary groups)
Monday 16 - Thursday 19 July: Open Science Conference
Friday 20 July: SCAR SSG meetings (without subsidiary groups)
Monday 23 - Wednesday 25 July: SCAR Delegates Meeting


5th International Antarctic Conference
17-19 May 2011, Kyiv, Ukraine

3rd Portugese Conference on Polar Sciences
12 April, 2011, Coimbra, Portugal

5th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica (MISA5)
14-15 June 2011, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia

Research urgencies in the Polar Regions and their links to the ICSU Grand Challenges in Global Sustainability
23-24 September 2011, Sienna, Italy

World Conference on Marine Biodiversity
26 - 30 September 2011, Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

EBA themed session: Advances in Evolution and Biodiversity in Marine Antarctic Environment

CAREX Conference on Life in Extreme Environments
18 - 20 October 2011, Dublin, Ireland

Fourth International Barcode of Life Conference
28 December - 3 December 2011, Adelaide, Australia

Workshop: Southern Ocean benthic biodiversity and biogeography: What are the key spatial patterns in macro-and megabenthos and what drives them?
21-25 March 2010, Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Marine research in polar areas of the Earth in IPY 2007/08
April 21-23 2010, St.-Petersburg, Russia

IPY Oslo Science Conference
8 - 12 June 2010, Oslo, Norway

XXXI SCAR and Open Science Conference
30 July - 11 August 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Friday 30 July - Monday 2 August: SCAR Business Meetings
Tuesday 3 August - Friday 6 August: Open Science Conference
Monday 9 August - Wednesday 11 August: Delegates Meeting

World Seabirds Conference
September 2010, Victoria, BC, Canada

Census of Marine Life 2010: A Decade of Discovery
4 - 8 October 2010, London, UK

Antarctic Treaty Meeting of Experts on Ship-borne Tourism
9 - 11 December 2009, Wellington, New Zealand.
For details, please e-mail

Oecologia Brasiliensis - VI Symposium in Ecology: Antarctic-South American Interactions in the Marine Environment
5-6 November 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

LA CAML/BioMAntar/COMARGE Integrated Workshop on Antarctic-South American Interactions in the Marine Environment - sponsored in part by EBA
3-4 November 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Workshop and Symposium Report

Arctic Marine Science Workshop for early career researchers
12-13th October 2009, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

21-25 September 2009, Venice, Italy

Workshop on Ocean Biology Observations
16-18 September 2009, Mestre, Venice, Italy

British Ecological Society Annual Meeting
8-10 September 2009, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Latin American Congress of Antarctic Research
2-4 September 2009, La Libertad, Ecuador

Workshop on the Response of Antarctic Biota to Climate Change
24 - 29 August 2009, Madralin, near Warsaw, Poland

Xth SCAR International Biology Symposium
27 - 31 July 2009, Sapporo, Japan

3rd GLOBEC Open Science Meeting
22-26 June 2009, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

International Conference on Biodiversity Informatics
1-3 June 2009, London, England

Oceans Past II: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the History and Future of Marine Animal Populations
26 - 28 May 2009, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

CAML Final Symposium
18-20 May 2009, Genoa, Italy

Monitoring Climate Change Impacts - Establishing a Southern Ocean Sentinel Program Workshop
20-24 April 2009, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

4th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica
Includes a workshop on Antarctic Climate Change and its impact on terrestrial and marine biodiversity
1-3 April 2009, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Antarctic Sea Ice Workshop-IPY Cruises
23-24 March 2009, Il Ciocco, Lucca, Italy
If you are interested in attending, please send an email to the following people:
Steve Ackley: and
Klaus Meiners:

Gordon Research Conference in Polar Marine Science
15-20 March 2009, Lucca (Barga), Italy

World Conference on Marine Biodiversity
11-15 November 2008, Valencia, Spain

SCAR-MarBIN Workshop
8 - 9 November 2008, Valencia, Spain
Contact Dr Claude De Broyer,

2nd Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World
6 - 9 October 2008, Monaco.

Ancient Polar Ecosystems and Environments: Proxies for Understanding Climate Change and Global Warming
5 - 9 October 2008, Houston, Texas, USA
Contact Anthony Fiorillo, (email:

15th International Symposium on Polar Sciences - KOPRI - 'Polar Ecosystems: Biodiversity and Adaptation'
24 - 26 September 2008, Songdo Techno Park, Incheon, Korea

ICES Annual Science Meeting
22 - 26 September 2008, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Fourth International Conference on the Biology and Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels
11 - 15 August 2008, Cape Town, South Africa

SCAR Open Science Conference
8-11 July 2008, St Petersburg, Russia
5th July EBA Workshop

International Polar Days - Land and Life June 18th - Download activity page

The polar and alpine environments: molecular and evolutionary adaptations in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms -
International Workshop
29-30 May, 2008, Naples, Italy

Antarctic Gradients - EBA sponsored Invited Workshop
19-21 May 2008, Cambridge, UK - Workshop Report

Polar and Alpine Microbiology
11-15 May 2008, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Census of Marine Life (CoML) - All Programmes Meeting
12 - 18 November 2007, Auckland, New Zealand
Among other programmes, CAML will present its latest results at this meeting.

The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) Workshop
1-3 October 2007, Bremen, Germany - Interim Report

British Ecological Society 2007 Annual Meeting: Life in Extreme Aquatic Environments
10 - 12 September 2007, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences (ISAES-2007)
26 August - 1 September, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Joint EBA-ACE session

International Conference on Cryogenic Resources of Polar Regions
17-21 June 2007
Joint EBA-MERGE session

SCAR-MarBIN Workshop: Evolution of Marine Organisms of the Southern Ocean
December 2006, Leuven, Belgium

SCAR Cross-Linkages Workshop
6-8 November 2006, Rome, Italy – Report

Workshop on Terrestrial biodiversity in the Antarctic: Microbial, Macroscopic, Indigenous and Alien
18-20 October 2006, Stellenbosch, South Africa - Report

TARANTELLA – IPY Implementation Workshop
October 2006, The Netherlands

September 2006, Bremerhaven, Germany

XVIII SCAR Open Science Conference
10 July 2006, Hobart, Australia

  • EBA Core Steering Committee Meeting 8 July – Minutes
  • EBA Work Package Leader Meeting 10 July – Minutes
  • LGP International Workshop 10 July – Final Report
  • CAML Workshop 11 July
  • EBA Open Meeting 12 July – Minutes
  • Aliens Workshop 15 July - Minutes

IX SCAR Biology Symposium
25-29 July 2005, Curitiba, Brazil

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