2024 World Seagrass Conference & 15th International Seagrass Biology Workshop

Welcome Cocktail
at Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
and guided visit of the Aquarium

16th June 2024 – starting at 6.00 pm

The Welcome Reception in the evening is the place to meet friends, colleagues, and other experts from around the globe. Join us for the informal get-together. All delegates, speakers, and exhibitors are welcomed to attend this event at Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn. The welcome cocktail is included in the Congress registration fee.

About Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

The Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (www.szn.it) is a Public Research Institution, among the most influential research Institutions in the field of marine biology and ecology.

It was founded in 1872 by Anton Dohrn. Dohrn was a fervent defender of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection and he decided to devote his life to collecting facts and ideas in support of Darwinism, the starting point of a lifelong adventure. His project was to cover the globe with a network of stations of biological research, similar to train stations, where scientists could stop, collect material, realize observations and experiments, before moving to the next station. Dohrn decided that Naples would be the ideal place for his station. He also thought that a public aquarium could earn enough to pay for a permanent assistant for the laboratories. The public aquarium, which covers an area of 527 square metres, was opened on Jan. 26th 1874 and it remains unique because it has changed very little since its creation, and it is the oldest aquarius in the nineteenth century which is still working and is exclusively dedicated to the fauna and flora of the Mediterranean.


Address: Villa Comunale Garden, Entrance through San Pasquale square

Ticket: Included in Registration Fee

Dress code: Casual

Metro L2 : Piazza Amedeo station

* The participants will reach the location autonomously