Dear shark and ray friends,

It is with great pleasure that we can, albeit tentatively, announce that we are planning to organise this year’s European Elasmobranch Association Annual Meeting as a live event in Leiden, The Netherlands between November 3rd and 5th. Prior to the main meeting we will organise an online session on November 2nd to allow those who cannot attend in person to contribute.

We are lucky to have, once again, secured the natural history museum Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden as our venue. Leiden is a beautiful old university town just 20 mins from Schiphol airport and international train station. 

We understand that there is still a lot of uncertainty as far as travel etc. is concerned. In mid-July we will make the decision whether or not to host a live event. If an in person meeting is not possible the entire EEA2021 will be online.

In the coming weeks we will be updating this page for early registration,as well as opening the abstract submission for either an online or live presentation. Details on the student burseray applications will be made available on the EEA website:

If you would like to receive updates on EEA2021 please send us an email at

Looking forward to seeing you in Leiden!

With warm wishes,

Paddy and Irene