[MARMAM] Updated information about the Living Whales Symposium, Chile 27-29 March 2012

Simon Childerhouse simon.childerhouse at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 19:07:03 PST 2011


Hello MARMAM colleagues,



Please find some updated information about the symposium and workshops *Living
whales in the Southern Ocean in 2012*. This is a major initiative of the
Southern Ocean Research Partnership (SORP) to review the strengths and
weaknesses of current methods for studying living whales in the Southern
Ocean. Specifically, the objectives are to advance the synergies of
non-lethal methods for investigations addressing three broad themes:



1. Population dynamics, health status and life history parameters of
recovering whales.

2. Ecological linkages, functional roles and relationships of whales in
their ecosystem(s).

3. The response of whales to climate change and anthropogenic impacts.



For further information and to register, please visit
http://www.simposioballenas.cl/?lang=en. The website is in English and
Spanish.



*Dates*: Symposium – 27 March 2012; Workshops – 28-29 March 2012



*Location*: Hotel Los Alerces (http://www.hotellosalerces.cl ); Av. Vicente
Pérez Rosales 1281, Puerto Varas, Chile. Jefe.eventos at cabanaslosalerces.cl.
Puerto Varas is 15km from the Puerto Montt airport in southern Chile.



*Key audience*: The target audience for the workshop is scientists and
managers interested in the application of new and developing non-lethal
methods for understanding whales in the Southern Hemisphere and elsewhere.



*Students*: Students are welcome to register for the Symposium and to
submit a title and abstract for the poster session (evening of 27 March).
Admission of students to workshops is on a case by case basis and numbers
will be limited.



PLACES ARE LIMITED, SO PLEASE REGISTER NOW!



Look forward to seeing you there.



Simon





Simon Childerhouse

Research Partnerships Coordinator



Australian Marine Mammal Centre, Australian Antarctic Division

Dept. of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

203 Channel Highway, Kingston, Tasmania 7050, AUSTRALIA

Email. simon.childerhouse at aad.gov.au

Phone. +61-3-6232-3146 Mob. +61-439-317-605

Web. www.antarctica.gov.au and www.marinemammals.gov.au
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