[Objectives of the HS]
[Draft of the statute of HS]
[HS Constitution]

The Hydrozoan Society

About the Hydrozoan Society

This organisation was initiated by a small group back in 1985 who organised a workshop at Ischia to encourage research and promote an exchange of ideas on the Hydrozoa. The interest of the association is focused on systematics, taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology, general biology, and to a lesser extent cellular biology.

Since its foundation, it has grown into an association numbering some 130 members world-wide.

Every three years the HS runs an international workshop which includes oral presentations, poster presentation, and practical field- and laboratory work.

The 10th Workshop will be held in Bergen, Norway, 2023 May 7-13. https://hydrozoanworkshop2023.w.uib.no

The 9th Workshop was held at Japan in 19-26 June, 2019. www.workshop.hydrozoa.org

The 8th Workshop was held at Ischia island (Italy) from June 20-27, 2015. Detailed information.

The Hydrozoan Society facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/HydrozoanSociety/


Objectives of the Hydrozoan Society

The objectives of the International Hydrozoan Society are:


Membership of the Hydrozoan Society

Any individual who supports the objectives of the HS and is willing to contribute to the achievement of those objectives is qualified for membership.

 As a member of the HS you will:

 If you would like to join the HS, please see the membership page


HS Council 2019-2023

President: Aino Hosia, University Museum of Bergen, University of Bergen (Norway)


HS Council 2015/16-2018/19

President: Dhugal Lindsay, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)


HS Council 2010-2013/16

President: Peter Schuchert, Natural History Museum of Geneva (Switzerland)


Secretary-Treasurer: Cliff Cunningham, Duke University (USA)