Preface. List of Participants. Dispersal of marine organisms. Keynote presentations. Community assembly and historical biogeography in the North Atlantic Ocean: The potential role of human-mediated dispersal vectors; J.T. Carlton. Dispersal at hydrothermal vents: a summary of recent progress; P.A. Tyler, C.M. Young. Other presentations. The spread of Chinese mitten crab (Eroicheir sinensis) in Continental Europe: Analysis of a historical data set; L.-M. Herborg, et al. Characterising invasion processes with genetic data: an Atlantic clade of Clavelina lepadiformis (Asscidiacea) introduced into Mediterranean harbours; X. Turon, et al. Shallow-water hydrothermal vents in the Mediterranean Sea: stepping stones for Lessepsian migration? A.M.De Biasi, S. Aliani. Local population persistence as a pre-condition for large-scale dispersal of Idotea metallica (Crustacea, Isopoda) on drifting habitat patches; L. Gutow. Rafting of benthic macrofauna: important factors determining the temporal succession of the assemblage on detached macroalgae; M. Thiel. Hitch-hiking on floating marine debris: macrobenthic species in the Western Mediterranean Sea; S. Aliani, A. Molcard. Diurnal horizontal and vertical dispersal of kelp fauna; N.M. Jorgensen, H. Christie. Short-term dispersal of kelp fauna to cleared (kelp harvested) areas; E. Waage-Nielsen, et al. Regulation of species richness by advection and richness-dependent processes in a coastal fish community; K. Lekve, et al. Secondary settlement of cockles Cerastoderma edule as a function of current velocity and substratum: a flume study with benthic juveniles; X.de Montaudouin, et al. Anchovy egg and larvae distribution in relation to biological and physical oceanography in the Strait of Sicily; A. Cuttitta, et al. Spatial distribution of Engraulis enrasicolus eggs and larvae in relation to juveniles stick to adults: recruitment of the tube-dwelling polychaete Lanice conshilega (Pallas, 1766); R. Callaway. Settlement of bivalve spat on artificial collectors in Eyjafjordur, North Iceland; E.G. Garcia, et al. Barnacle larval supply to sheltered rocky shores: a limiting factor? S.R. Jenkins, S.J. Hawkins. Migrations of marine organisms. Keynote presentations. Go with the flow: tidal migration in marine animals; R.N. Gibson. A review of the adaptive significance and ecosystem consequences of zooplankton diel vertical migrations; G.C. Hays. Other Presentations. Temporal and spatial variability of mobile fauna on a submarine cliff and boulder scree complex: a community in flux; J.J. Bell, J.R. Turner. Diatom migration and sediment armouring - an example from the Tagus Estuary, Portugal; T.J. Tolhurst, et al. Life-cycle strategies and seasonal migrations of oceanic copepods in the Irminger Sea; A. Gislason. Seasonality of harpacticoids (Crustacea, Copepoda) in a tidal pool in subarctic south-western Iceland; M.B. Steinarsdottir, et al. Open session. Spatio-temporal distribution of recruits (0 groups) of Merluccius merluccius and Phycis blennoides (Pisces, Gadiformes) in the Strait of Sicily (Central Mediterranean); F. Fiorentino, et al. Growth aspect of Flustra foliacea (Bryozoa, Ceilostomata) in laboratory culture; J. Kahle, et al. Distribution pattern of rays (Pisces, Rajidae) in the Strait of Sicily in relation to fishing pressure; G. Garofalo, et al. Distribution of tintinnid species from 42 N to 43 S through the Indian Ocean; M. Modigh, et al.