This conference will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016 – Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Funchal, Madeira.
The theme of the conference is Into the Deep: Research and Conservation of Oceanic Marine Mammals.
Associated workshops will take place on the 12 and 13 March.
INVITED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
- Professor Hal Whitehead of Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, will be giving a talk entitled “Sperm whale societies of the Atlantic and Pacific: why so different?”;
- Robin Baird of Cascadia Research Collective, Washington, USA, will speak on “Oasis in a desert sea: development of island-associated populations of open-ocean odontocetes in the Hawaiian archipelago”; and
- Mónica Silva’s keynote talk is entitled “the ecological importance of open waters and oceanic islands for baleen whales”. Mónica Silva is a researcher at Mare and IMAR, Azores.