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Oral and Poster Presentations Guidelines

Abstract submission is now closed. 

Format and duration of presentations

Oral presentations should no exceed 15 minutes, including time for questions. Speakers will not be permitted to exceed the maximum time given, therefore they are encouraged to allow a few minutes for questions.

Keynote speakers, at the start of each thematic session, will be allowed 45 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for questions.

Speakers will be signalled 5 minutes before their allocated time.

Instructions for submitting your PowerPoint presentation

You must deliver your PowerPoint presentation (USB stick) to the Speaker Preparation Desk 24 hours in advance of your presentation time. If you arrive later than 24 hours in advance, please take your presentation to the Speaker Preparation Desk as soon as you arrive.

Name the file with your presentation, as follows: (1) session theme, (2) the day and (3) your surname, example: “Theme 2-Wed-Smith”.


Posters should be A0 Portrait size, i.e. width 841 mm x height 1189 mm.

Awards for Poster presentations

Awards will be given to the three best student posters (MARS-awards).

Thematic areas



All presenting authors must register to attend the Symposium. If an abstract is accepted and the presenting author does not register, the abstract may be withdrawn. If the presenting author has submitted more than one abstracts, in that case at least one of the remaining authors must register.

Important dates

March 30, 2016 – Deadline for submission of abstracts ***New deadline: April 30, 2016***
May 31, 2016 – Notification of abstract acceptance
June 30, 2016 – Early registration deadline
September 5, 2016 – Late registration deadline


EMBS authors of both oral and poster presentations will be invited to submit manuscripts to be published in the Journal of Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=MBI).

MARS poster award at EMBS

The Marine Research Stations Network (MARS) is sponsoring the 3 best posters for young scientists at the EMBS with an award. The best poster contribution on a topic involving Marine Biology will receive 250€. The second and third best will receive 100€.

The posters will be selected at the EMBS by a representative of the MARS network.

Please consider the deadline for regular submissions of poster and oral presentations for the EMBS. Thus regular submissions of abstracts for the EMBS symposium should all be sent directly to the organising secretariat of EMBS.

The Marine Biological Association Prize for best poster presentation

The Marine Biological Association (MBA) was established in 1884 with a key aim being to “promote scientific research into all aspects of life in the sea”. The MBA has a wide national and international membership and is particularly keen to encourage the next generation of marine biologists. To this end the MBA will once again be offering prizes for the best poster presentations given by students at the 51st EMBS. The prizes are as follows:

1st prize: 250 euros

2nd prize: 100 euros

3rd prize: 50 euros

The posters will be judged by a panel convened at the conference; the winners will receive the cash prize and a winner’s certificate.

If you would like any further information on this then please contact Dr Matthew Frost at matfr@mba.ac.uk or Alexandra Street at alexa@MBA.ac.uk.