European Coral Reef Symposium – ECRS 2024

2 – 5 July 2024 – Naples, Italy


The European Coral Reef Symposium (ECRS) aims to pursue within Europe, and among reef scientists based in or visiting Europe, the Missions and Aims of the International Coral Reef Society (ICRS). The ECRS is held every four years and hosted in European countries on a rotation basis by the European Chapter of the International Coral Reef Society (ICRS) . ECRS 2024 will be held in Naples, Italy at the Città della Scienza and at the Anton Dohrn Zoological Station.

Our Theme

For this edition of ECRS, our energies will concentrate on bridging knowledge gaps between tropical, temperate, and cold-water coral reefs.

The symposium will bring together coral reef scientists, researchers, conservationists, policymakers and reef managers to present the latest research findings and exchange current knowledge critical to advising international and national policies in the conservation and sustainable use of coral reefs.


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Naples, Italy

Loomed over by the brooding Mount Vesuvius and with a reputation as more than a little rough and ready, Naples is sometimes omitted from the standard tourist itinerary, However, those that skip Italy’s third-largest city – or just use it as a springboard for exploring the glamorous Amalfi Coast – are missing out. Neapolitan culture is as exuberant and generous as its inhabitants. With over 2,500 years of history, every aspect of life – from food to art to nature – is turned up a notch. And unlike the central and northern art cities, Naples is the perfect city for everyone, whether you like architecture, sea, mountain, street art, pizza, coffee and everything else you expect from a travel to Italy.



  • October 2023 – Call for abstracts opening

  • January 31st, 2024 (23.59 CET) – Call for abstracts closing

  • March 4th, 2024Notification of acceptance

  • Postponed to April 4th, 2024 (23.59 CET) – Authors registration deadline


  • November, 2023 – Early bird registration opening

  • Postponed to April 4th, 2024 (23.59 CET) – Authors’ registration deadline

  • Postponed to April 4th, 2024 (23.59 CET) Early bird registration closing

  • March 29th, 2024 Regular registration opening

  • June 25th, 2024 (23.59 CET) Regular registration closing

  • July 1st – 5th, 2024 Onsite registration