The 40th EMBS celebrated the 80th birthday of Rupert Riedl, who started to explore sea caves more than 50 years ago and since then has pioneered direct scientific observation and experimentation in the sea. The two Themes of the Symposium are a tribute to the work of this eminent marine scientist.
With great sorrow we have to inform you that Rupert Riedl passed away on September 17th. Although very ill he was well aware of the EMBS and was very pleased being honoured on this occasion. We thank you all for coming to the conference, attending the tribute session and signing the wishes for his recovery, which unfortunately did not come true.
- Remote and inaccessible marine habitats: From sea caves, oceanic islands, wave-beaten shores and polar seas to deep-sea hot vents.
Ecology, biology and adaptation of marine organisms living in habitats that require an extra effort by researchers to reach and study them.
- Advances in underwater observation and experimentation: From SCUBA to submersibles, ROVs and subsea observatories.
Biological observation and experimentation in situ, with particular focus on recent technological developments to extend the spatial and temporal capabilities of researchers to observe and manipulate biological processes in the sea.
The city of Vienna is easily reached by air, train or car. Most major airlines offer connections to the Vienna airport. There are frequent train connections to all large European cities and Vienna is well connected to the European highway system.
The Symposium will be held at the Biocentre Althanstrasse of the University of Vienna. The Biocentre is located close to the center of the city and can be easily reached by public transport.
Maps, descriptions and schedules are posted at "tourist information".
Please check the websites: http://www.univie.ac.at/IECB and http://www.univie.ac.at/marine-biology for information on the Institute of Ecology and Conservation Biology of the University of Vienna and its Section Marine Biology.