[MARMAM] Workshop Announcement: Building capacity in conducting cetacean abundance surveys in South East Asia through a training workshop and actual surveys

Leela Rajamani leelarajamani at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 03:47:31 PDT 2014


Dear Fellow Marmamers,

WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT : Building capacity in conducting cetacean abundance
surveys in South East Asia through a training workshop and actual surveys

Date : 4-11 August 2014

Venue:  Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS), Universiti Sains
Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

Six scholarships to attend this workshop will be given to ASEAN country
members who show a commitment to continue marine mammal research in their
own respective countries. The workshop will include classroom lectures,
field training and surveys and data analysis. Topics studied will include
interview surveys and monitoring programmess, cetacean identification, line
transect methods and photo-identification. Principal trainers are Louella
Dolar, Leela Rajamani and Bill Perrin.

Interested applicants are advised to send a covering letter, CV and the
contact details of two references before May 10th, 2013 via email to Dr.
Leela Rajamani leelarajamani at gmail.com. The scholarship includes a return
airfare from the current country of residence, local travel , food and
accommodation at CEMACS. This workshop can accommodate upto 12
participants. Non-scholarship participants will need to pay a registration
fee of RM 500 (approx. US166), accomodation and food (at reasonable prices)
available at CEMACS.
CEMACS is a field station located at Northwest Penang, Malaysia close to
the small town of Teluk Bahang in Penang National Park. Access to the field
station is via the university boat or a 30 minute jungle trek along the
beach.

Best Regards,
Leela

Leela Rajamani (Ph.D.)
Senior Lecturer,
Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies,
Universiti Sains Malaysia,
11800 Pulau Pinang,
Malaysia.

Tel no:  60-4-8852750 (CEMACS)
            60-4 6535922 (Main Campus)
Fax No: 60-4-8852751
Email leelarajamani at gmail.com
           leelarajamani at usm.my
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