Invitation, dates & venue


The Biscay Bay Environmental Specimen Bank (BBEBB) will host in Bilbao during the first days of October 2017 the 4th International Conference on Environmental Specimen Banks (ESBs). BBEBB is located in the Plentzia Marine Station (PiE-UPV/EHU) of the University of the Basque Country.

Previous meetings were held in Nancy (2015), Shanghai (2013), Berlin (2010), Matsuyama (2009) and Charleston (2005).

Renown experts will talk on the new challenges for ESBs regarding biological effects assessment, legislation challenges in storage, ethics and samples delivery (Nagoya Protocol), temporal and special trend data for regulated substances and and chemicals of emerging concern, case studies and new banking initiatives.


Bizkaia Aretoa

Bizkaia Aretoa – University of the Basque Country

Avenida Abandoibarra, 3.
48009 Bilbao

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