Conference News

August 14, 2017

Workshop: Marine mammal sensory systems: An integrated perspective (29 Oct 2017)

Marine mammal sensory systems: An integrated perspective Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. 8:00 – 17:00 Sensory systems evolve in response to environmental pressures, providing advantages for specialized or generalized habitat use, foraging, communication, locomotion, and navigation strategies. Thus, understanding marine mammal sensory systems requires knowledge of the species’ life history, properties of the aquatic signals, and […]

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August 8, 2017

Workshop: Advancing Marine Species Density Surface Modelling (22 Oct 2017)

Advancing Marine Species Density Surface Modelling Density surface models (sometimes called spatial or habitat models) attempt to describe animal distribution as a function of spatially referenced variables. Data typically come from line transect surveys, although there is the potential to use other effort-indexed surveys, such as passive acoustics. Outputs include modelled relationships between density and […]

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July 14, 2017

Workshop: Not all is black and white: Identifying research challenges and solutions for the lesser known blackfish (28 October 2017)

We are pleased to announce the following workshop to be held on Saturday October 28th, 2017 at the upcoming SMM conference in Halifax. Title: Not all is black and white: Identifying research challenges and solutions for the lesser known blackfish Summary: This workshop will facilitate a gathering of scientists who study blackfish species (pilot whales, false killer […]

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

We are pleased to announce a 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 agencies and other stakeholders […]

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Workshop: Women in marine mammal science: Breaking down barriers to success (28 October 2017)

We are excited to be bringing the following full day workshop to the 22nd Biennial Marine Mammal Conference. Women in marine mammal science: Breaking down barriers to success.  Saturday October 28 8 am – 5 pm  A full summary of the workshop is below, in addition further information is available on our workshop website http://wimms.weebly.com/ We […]

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