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11th International Deep-Sea Biology Symposium

Location: National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2006-07-09    
End Date: 2006-07-14

Event Description:
MarBEF support:
MarBEF members are allowed to book on their MarBEF account the costs of participation for 2 persons up to a maximum of 750 Euro each (in total 1500 Euro for 2 persons).

The 11th International Deep-Sea Biology Symposium will be held in Southampton, UK from Sunday 9 July to Friday 14 July 2006. The Symposium is being hosted by the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (formerly known as the Southampton Oceanography Centre), the University of Southampton and the Southampton Institute. We are grateful for additional help from the OceanLab, University of Aberdeen, the Scottish Association for Marine Science, the Natural History Museum, the University of Liverpool, the British Antarctic Survey and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

The venue for the Symposium is the Southampton Institute Conference Centre in the heart of the city, close to shops, accommodation, travel connections, restaurants and nightlife. Special events will be held at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) situated at the University of Southampton Waterfront Campus on Southampton Water and at the University Main Campus in the northern part of the city.
We aim to follow previous Deep-Sea Symposium in providing an informal setting for members of the international deep-sea community to come together and to discuss and present the latest results in deep-sea research. At present, we do not propose to constrain what will be discussed at the Symposium by suggesting themes, but we will probably group talks by theme. Young scientists and PhD students are invited particularly to attend and present their results. We encourage participants to submit interdisciplinary research and work with new technology in both the pelagic and benthic deep-sea realms.

Registration and a call for abstract will open in November 2005. We will arrange facilities for registration and the submission of abstracts through the Symposium web pages.

In the meantime, however, it would be useful in our planning of you would indicate your intention to participate in the Symposium by send an e-mail or letter to Professor Paul Tyler (

We plan to devote two sessions to the underpinning science needed for ocean management issues. We hope policy makers and offshore industry representatives will attend the Symposium for these discussions. As an incentive for the “users” of our science we hope to couple the ocean management sessions with a special event at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, show-casing the latest video and still photography images of deep-sea fauna. We hope this will include a preview of the BBC programme “Planet Earth”. In addition, we are organising a sponsored Underwater Image Competition for images taken deeper than 200m, using photographic or other means, and for photographs taken in the laboratory of animals collected deeper than 200m. We hope deep-sea scientists and commercial operators will enter their best images, which can then be used in the promotion of deep-sea science.
We intend to include special guest lectures on the final day to encourage participants to stay to end of the Symposium. There will be a Symposium survivors curry night for those who stay for the business meeting and vote on the location of the next Symposium. We look forward to welcoming you in Southampton and to renewing our many friendships in the deep-sea community.

Contact email:

Event programme:
11th International Deep-Sea Biology Symposium
Draft Programme of Events

Sunday 9 July National Oceanography Centre (NOC)
1800H Registration and ice breaker (BBQ on quayside), New videos from recent expeditions, Underwater Image Competition exhibition

Monday 10 July Southampton Institute Conference Centre (SICC)
0830H Registration and setting up of posters
0930H Science presentations
1830H Reception – city centre
1930H Free evening

Tuesday 11 July Southampton Institute Conference Centre (SICC)
0830H Science sessions continue
1400H Science sessions on ocean management issues
National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS)
1900H Showcase latest underwater science videos, Buffet supper
Underwater Image Competition exhibition

Wednesday 12 July Southampton Institute Conference Centre (SICC)
0830H Science sessions continue
1500H Excursion to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
1800H Evening reception on the deck of HMS Warrior
1930H Conference Dinner – HMS Warrior

Thursday 13 July Southampton Institute Conference Centre (SICC)
0830H Science sessions continue
University of Southampton, Main Campus
1900H Guest lecture – special event
Presentation of Underwater Image Competition prizes

Friday 14 July Southampton Institute Conference Centre (SICC)
0830H Science sessions continue
1600H Business meeting
1700H End
1900H Symposium survivors curry night (pay your own way. c. £20 per head)

Collaborators and organisers:
Professor Paul Tyler
National Centre for Oceanography, Southampton, School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton
Empress Dock, Southampton SO14 3ZH
+ 44 23 80 592 557
Symposium Convenor

Dr David Billett
National Centre for Oceanography, Southampton, NERC George Deacon Division for Ocean Processes
Empress Dock, Southampton SO14 3ZH
+ 44 23 80 596 354
Symposium Organiser

Website url:

Registration form: 

Registration fee: 

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: Yes

Event within Framework of MARBEF: WP3 - Global Patterns

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

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