[MARMAM] European Marine Mammal Course, 15-19 Sept 2008

Peter G.H. Evans peter.evans at bangor.ac.uk
Sat May 3 03:18:38 PDT 2008


ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL STUDENTS OF MARINE MAMMALOGY
- if you are interested, book now as spaces/grants are limited


UNIVERSIDAD INTERNACIONAL MENENDEZ 
PELAYO

Seventh European Seminar on
Marine Mammals: Biology and Conservation

Valencia (Spain), 15-19 September 2008

DIRECTORS: J.A. Raga (University of Valencia) & 
P.G.H. Evans (Sea Watch Foundation & University 
of Bangor)

SCIENTIFIC SECRETARY: F.J. Aznar & M. Fernandez (University of Valencia)

PROGRAMME

MONDAY, 15th

08.30 Registration

09.00 Opening session
           Juan Antonio Raga & Peter Evans

09.30 Life history strategies of marine mammals
           Christina Lockyer
           NAMMCO, Norway

12.00 Foraging ecology and energetics of marine mammals
           Dan Costa
           University of California, USA

16.30 Behavioural ecology of marine mammals
           Arne Bjørge
           Institute of Marine Research, Norway

TUESDAY, 16th

09.00 Tracking techniques to study marine mammals
Simone Panigada
Tethys Research Institute, Italy

11.30  Assessment of marine mammal population size and status
  Philip S. Hammond
  University of St. Andrews, UK

16.30 Habitat modelling of cetaceans
	Ana Cañadas
ALNITAK, Spain

WEDNESDAY, 17th

09.00 Practical sessions*: (1) Age determination 
& (2) Estimating population size using 
mark-recapture methods
        COORDINATOR:
        Peter Evans, Sea Watch Foundation & University of Bangor, UK
        PARTICIPANTS:
        Christina Lockyer, NAMMCO, Norway
Philip S. Hammond, University of St. Andrews, UK

16.00 Practical sessions*: (3) Approaches to 
studying marine mammal foraging and diving 
behaviour & (4) Cetacean necropsy
COORDINATOR:
Juan Antonio Raga, University of Valencia, Spain
PARTICIPANTS:
Dan Costa, University of California, USA
Juan Antonio Raga, University of Valencia, Spain

* Only one of the four practical sessions offered 
can be chosen by each student.

THURSDAY, 18th

09.00 Parasitism in marine mammals
           Juan Antonio Raga
University of Valencia, Spain

11.30 Pathology of marine mammals
            Mariano Domingo
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

16.30 Impact of pollutants on marine mammals
           Alex Aguilar
           Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

18.00 Coffee round table
     Free talks with the speakers

FRIDAY, 19th

09:00 Management of cetacean populations
           Gregory P. Donovan
           International Whaling Commission, UK

11.30 Conservation of marine mammals and the role 
of Marine Protected  Areas in management
           Peter Evans
           Sea Watch Foundation & University of Bangor, UK

13.30 Closing session


ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY:
      Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo
      Student Office
      Plaza del Carmen, 4
      E-46003 Valencia, Spain
      Phone +34.96.3869802; Fax +34.96.3869823
      E-mail secretaria_valencia at uimp.es

LANGUAGE: English (with simultaneous Spanish translation)

REGISTRATION: It is limited to a maximum of 100 
participants and is subjected to current 
availability and order of receipt.

GRANTS: A limited number of grants are available for the course.
Applications should be submitted from 1st May to 31st May 2008.

NUMBER OF REFERENCE OF THE COURSE: 70012

REGISTRATION FEES: 125 Euros

DEADLINE: 8th September 2008 (if places are available)

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT:
Applicants must be university students or post-graduates.

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION:
A registration form will be provided by the 
Student Office. Once this has been completed, it 
should be handed into the same ofice together 
with the following documentation:
a) Photocopy of the passport
b) Evidence that the applicant is at least a university or graduate student
c) Original receipt showing payment of registration fees.

PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT COIMMUNICATION WITH THE 
STUDENT OFFICE IS NOT POSSIBLE DURING UNIVERSITY 
VACATION  TIME (ALL OF AUGUST)

--
Dr Peter G.H. Evans

Director
Sea Watch Foundation,
Cynifryn,
Abershore, Llanfaglan,
Caernarfon,
Gwynedd LL54 5RA, UK


Hon. Senior Lecturer
School of Ocean Sciences,
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