To the 9th European Ostracodologists' Meeting

The European Ostracodologists’ Meetings (EOMs) have been held since 1989, serving not only as an international forum for bringing ostracod scientists together to exchange views and ideas, but also providing an opportunity to discuss collaborative research among peers and promoting ostracod research. The 9th European Ostracodologists’ Meeting (EOM9) will be held from 19 to 22 July 2019 in Gdansk, one of the most famous and beautiful city in Poland. EOM9 is organized by the Department of Genetics and Biosystematics, Faculty of Biology, University of Gdansk and will cover any aspects of science with Ostracoda. Our team is truly dedicated to the task of hosting all ostracodologists, including those not based in Europe, in the best possible manner. We look forward to meeting you at EOM9 and wish you a pleasant and fruitful stay in Gdansk.

Important Dates

  • January 15, 2019
  • Opening of standard registration, payments and abstract submission
  • April 30, 2019
  • Extended deadline for standard registration and payments
  • April 15, 2019
  • Deadline for Abstract submission
  • June 28, 2019
  • 3nd Circular
  • July 19, 2019
  • Deadline for late and onsite registration and payments

Important Information

18 July

9:00 - 17:00 African Ostracod Taxonomy Workshop

18:00–22:00 Registration And Ice Breaker Social In The Conference Venue

19 July

9:00-9:15 Welcome And Introduction

9:15-10:15 Keynote Lecture 1: Ostracod Phylogeny and Evolution – Thirty years after the “Manawan Perspective”
D.L. Danielopol (with contribution of Kerry Swanson)

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:30 Plenary Session 1: Palaeozoic Ostracods
Convener: B. Sames

11:30 - 12:30 Plenary Session 2: Mesozoic Non-Marine Ostracods
Convener: T. Meidla

12:30-13:30 Lunch 

13:30 - 15:15 Plenary Session 3: Mesozoic Marine Ostracods   
Convener: D. Horne

15:15-15:45 Coffee Break

15:45-18:45 Ostracoda In Environmental Micropalaeontology Open Workshop
Conveners: Mauro Alivernini and Peter Frenzel 

20 July

10:00–23:00 Mid-symposium excursion (Gdansk historical guided tour including Westerplatte), social evening (Biological Station of the University of Gdansk)

21 July

9:00-9:45 Keynote Lecture 2: Deep-sea biodiversity: an ostracod perspective
M. Yasuhara

9:45 - 10:15 Plenary Session 4: Neogene Non-Marine Ostracods
Convener: T. Karan-Žnidaršič

10:15-10:45 Coffee break 

10:45 - 12:30 Plenary Session 5: Quaternary And Recent Marine Ostracods
Convener: J. Rodriguez-Lazaro

12:30-13:45 Lunch 

13:45 - 15:15 Plenary Session 6: Quaternary Non-Marine Ostracods 
Convener: G. Rossetti

15:15-15:45 Coffee Break  

15:45-18:00 Open SF*IRGO General Assembly, EOM Business Meeting

22 July

9:00-9:45 Keynote Lecture 3: The influence of urbanisation on diversity and occurrence of non-marine ostracod species (Crustacea, Ostracoda)
K. Martens

9:45 - 12:30 Plenary Session 7: Recent Non-Marine Ostracods 

Convener: C. Meisch

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break 

12:30-13:45 Lunch 

13:45-15:45 Poster Session 

15:45-16:00 Concluding Remarks and Closing Ceremony

19:00-23:00 Conference Dinner at Filharmonia Restaurant

23-24 July 

Post-symposium field trip >> 

3rd Circular with complete program

Please submit your abstract from 15 January to 15 April 2019. 



The abstract book will be distributed at the EOM9 meeting. Length of the abstract should be constrained to one A4 page including title, author(s) names, author address(es), affiliations and text. Please use Microsoft Word document layout, single spaced, font size 12, and 2.5 cm margins. The scientific committee will review the abstracts and may recommend revision if necessary, and will program oral and poster presentations in the EOM9 schedule according to the abstracts’ contents.

Workshops and side meetings are planned to be organized on 18th July to provide a platform for exchanging ideas with experts on appropriate themes as proposed.
Optional 2-day post-symposium field trip is planned with extra cost on 23-24 July. More information on this excursion is available here.

Registration Costs

The following prices are valid till 19th July 2019


*PLN 1420,-


*PLN 970,-


*PLN 440,-

*PLN - Polish Zloty, 1 PLN = ca. 0.23 euro



Honorary patronage


Mayor of Gdańsk

Aleksandra Dulkiewicz

50-lat UG

Rector of the University of Gdańsk

Professor Jerzy Piotr Gwizdała


Dean of the Faculty of Biology UG

Professor Włodzimierz Meissner

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