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WELCOME To the 10th European Ostracodologists' Meeting

Already 35 years have passed since the first European Ostracodologists’ Meeting (EOM) organised by Heinz Malz at Frankfurt am Main in 1989. EOMs have always gathered scientists from all over the world. In an era of virtual reality, in person meetings still provide us with a fundamental opportunity for collaborative research and fruitful discussion.

The 10th European Ostracodologists’ Meeting (EOM10) will take place from 16 to 20 September 2024 in Catania, Sicily. EOM10 is hosted by the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences of Catania University and organised by the Italian ostracodologists. We look forward to meeting you at EOM10 and wish you a pleasant and fruitful stay in Catania!

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Important Dates

  • 30 November 2023 - Pre-registration form submission deadline.
  • 30 January 2024 - Second circular.
  • 29 February 2024 - Workshop (s) proposal deadline.
  • 1 February 2024 - Early-bird registration opens.
  • 31 May 2024 - Early bird registration closes. Deadline for field-trip registration and payment.
  • 1 June 2024 - Regular registration opens.
  • 15 July 2024 - Third circular.

Registration fees

The Registration fee for senior and junior (i.e. undergraduate students, PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, unemployed researchers) participants includes the abstract volume, the proceeding volumes, the ice-breaker party, the coffee-breaks, the five lunches, and the mid congress excursion.
Accompanying persons will be welcome at all the social events as well as at the mid-congress excursion.

Important Notice

Attendees are kindly requested to pay the registration fee together with the scheduled fees for the social dinner, accompanying persons and for the optional post meeting field trip.



The entrance of the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences

The University of Catania was founded in 1434 and is the oldest one in Sicily. The Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences is located in Corso Italia 55, in one of the most modern district of the city, easily reachable from both the airport and the train station. 



The international airport of Catania-Fontanarossa is served by the major airlines connecting many international destinations. Low-cost airlines are offering flights to Catania as well. The airport is about 10 km from the city center.

Alibus Catania (Bus company) connects to and from the airport and train station. For more information on buses coming from the airport or train station click here.


Catania is an important city rich in history and culture. It is highly recommended to book accommodation well in advance.

There are many lodging options, from budget accommodation in youth or student hostels through stylish pensions to five-stars hotels meeting international standards. Accommodation can be booked online.

Visit the official webpage or popular online services.