eDSBS was the first online meeting organised by the Deep-Sea Biology Society. Due to Covid19 global pandemic preventing the normal conference cycle of 2020, the trustees of the Society decided that priority would be given to early-career researchers who needed to present their work as part of their career milestones.
eDSBS was not a replacement for the normal deep-sea biology in-person meetings (e.g the Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, the Deep-Sea Coral Symposium or the Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems meetings). The cycle of these physical meetings is planned to continue from 2021.
eDSBS hosted the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Society, where Trustees presented the Society’s financial reports and overview of activities for 2019/2020, award prizes, and plans for 2020/2021.
The Meeting in Numbers
- +350 attendees
- 82 Talks
- 67 Posters