The University of Liege will host the 28th annual conference of the ECS from April 5th to April 9th, 2014.

Advanced registration is now closed, however onsite registration will still be possible.

The University of Antwerp (UA), the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), the University of Ghent (UG), and the Royal Institute for the Natural Sciences of Belgium will be also associated to this event.

The theme for 2014 shall be: "Marine mammals as sentinels of a changing environment" in order to present the consequences of Global Change on these species as well as the principal dangers that threaten their future.

Scientific committee: Andre Michel, Blust Ronny, Brito Cristina, Caurant Florence, Cornillie Pieter, Covaci Adrian, Das Krishna (chair), Debier Cathy, Degraer Steven, Godfroid Jacques, Hall Ailsa, Lambert Olivier, Pierce Graham, Haelters Jan, Jauniaux Thierry (chair), Pomeroy Paddy, Genov Tilen, Ross Peter, Schnitzler Joseph, Siebert Ursula, Weijs Liesbeth, Wright Andrew.

Organization committee: Blust Ronny, Bouquegneau Jean-Marie, Coignoul Freddy, Covaci Adrian, Das Krishna (chair), Debier Cathy, Doom Marjan, Gobert Sylvie, Haelters Jan, Nuuttila Hanna, Holsbeeck Ludo, Jauniaux Thierry (chair), Lick Roland, Maebe Sigrid, O'Brien Joanne, Oliver Toby, Ozturk Ayaka, Schnitzler Joseph, Weijs Liesbeth.

Programme will include 2 days of workshops and 3 days of plenary sessions

Please note for ALL Conference related queries, including abstract submission:

contact the conference organising team in Liege email ecsconference2014(at)

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Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: 
8 Dec 2013 22:00 CET
Early registration deadline: 
5 Feb 2014 23:00 CET
Late registration deadline: 
28 Feb 2014 23:00 CET