Conference News

September 10, 2017

Workshop: Developing Bayesian Belief Networks (BBNs) to improve decision-making during mass stranding events (29 October 2017)

Dear colleagues Just a reminder re the upcoming full day workshop entitled ” Developing Bayesian Belief Networks (BBNs) to improve decision-making during mass stranding events” at the upcoming 22nd Biennial Conference of the Marine Mammal Society. The workshop will take place on Sunday 29th October from 0800 to 1700h and assemble scientists, vets, NGOs, government […]

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September 2, 2017

A Fun Way to Support SMM Student Travel Grants

Dear SMM members and conference attendees, October is fast approaching, and with it comes our biennial conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia! We’re looking forward to learning about all of the amazing marine mammal research you’ve been conducting. Additionally, over 300 SMM student members will be presenting at the 2017 conference. However, the costs associated with […]

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August 25, 2017

Workshop: Sanctuaries: A New Seascape for Captive Cetaceans (28 Oct 2017)

This is to announce a workshop entitled “Sanctuaries: A New Seascape for Captive Cetaceans” at the SMM Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on the morning of Saturday 28th October 2017. We will present three ongoing projects creating permanent seaside sanctuaries for dolphins and whales retired from marine parks and aquariums. Speakers: Naomi Rose, Lori […]

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August 24, 2017

Workshop: Assessing the responses of marine mammals to anthropogenic acoustic disturbance (28 Oct 2017)

28th October 2017 Anthropogenic sounds, such as from vessels, seismic surveys and pile-driving, can cause harm and disturbance to marine mammals over potentially large scales. In this workshop, we aim to draw on the experience of previous studies, identify lessons learned and recommendations for the future, and determine approaches for most effectively incorporating this knowledge […]

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August 15, 2017

Invitation to Host the 2021 SMM Biennial Conference

Hello Everyone! As we prepare for the upcoming 22nd Biennial Conference in Halifax in October, and look forward to the 2nd World Marine Mammal Science Conference in Barcelona in 2019, it is time to begin to select the venue for the 2021 Biennial Conference! Given our General Operating Policies, our venues alternate between North America and […]

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