[MARMAM] Second edition of Humpback Whale World Congress

Dina ANDRIANAIVORAVELONA secretary at hwwc.mg
Sun Dec 11 08:19:11 PST 2016


HUMPBACK WHALES WORLD CONGRESS 

https://hwwc.mg [1] 

Dear all 

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd edition of Humpback Whales World
Congress (HWWC) will be held from the 3rd to the 7th of July 2017, in
Reunion Island, Indian Ocean. 

The HWWC theme is "HUMPBACK WHALE: NEW AND INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO
UNDERSTAND AND PROMOTE THE CONSERVATION OF MIGRATORY SPECIES." 

Humpback whales were decimated by whaling across the planet last century
and much of what we understood then about these ocean wanderers came
from the whaling industry. Now as some populations rebound, new
technologies and techniques (from satellites to epi-genetics) allow for
an expanded understanding and rethinking of their biology and
conservation. Their future is critically dependent on novel scientific
knowledge as the species faces new ocean-wide challenges in the form of
expanding human ocean-use, climate change, ocean acidification and
habitat decline in the form of water quality, shipping, noise pollution
and other anthropogenic impacts.  The conference will address a broad
range of topics relevant to humpback whale research and conservation.
Subjects for oral presentation or poster submission include, but are not
limited to: causes and consequences of migration, acoustics, genetics,
abundance, feeding and breeding behavior and ecology, human
interactions, climate change, management actions, etc.  Workshops can
also be proposed to address specific thematic. 

Specific research topics, fields of study, and methodological approaches
have been left open intentionally to encourage interdisciplinary
exchange. 

The official language of the conference is English. 

IMPORTANT DATES 

- January 2nd, 2017: Opening for early registration 

- March 6th, 2017: Deadline for abstract submission 

- April 3rd, 2017: Decisions for abstract submissions 

- May 1st, 2017: Online release of the program and call for paper for
special issue 

- July 3rd to 7th, 2017: Congress in Reunion Island, Indian Ocean 

The members of the scientific committee are : _(alphabetic order)_ 

 	* Adam, NeuroPSI CNRS 9197 University Paris Sud Orsay, France
 	* Cerchio, New England Aquarium/ Indocet Consortium, USA
 	* Charrier, NeuroPSI CNRS UMR9197 University Paris Sud Orsay, France
 	* Dulau Violaine, Association Groupe Local d'OBservation et
d'Identification des CEtaces/Indocet Consortium, Ile de la Réunion,
France
 	* Dunlop, Cetacean Ecology and Acoustics Laboratory, University of
Queensland, Australia
 	* Findlay, Mammal Reaserch Institute Whale Unit, University of
Pretoria/Indocet Consortium, South Africa
 	* Fossette, University of Western Australia/ Indocet Consortium,
Australia
 	* Garrigue, UMR ENTROPIE, IRD / Indocet Consortium, New Caledonia
 	* Glotin, Institut Universitaire de France, Systems and Information
Sciences Lab CNRS UMR7296 University of Toulon, France
 	* Jaeger, University of la Réunion, Reunion Island
 	* Jung, BioGeMME, University of Brest, France
 	* Le Corre, University of la Réunion, Reunion Island
 	* Mercado, University at Buffalo, New York, USA
 	* Palsboll, Marine Evolution and Conservation, Groningen Institute for
Evolutionary Life Sciences, University of Groningen, Netherlands
 	* Reidenberg, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA
 	* Stimpert, Vertebrate Ecology Lab, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories,
CA, USA
 	* Trudelle, Bioacoustics Team, Institut de Neurosciences Paris-Saclay
(_NeuroPSI), _France
 	* Vasquez, Atemar, Asesoría Ambiental y Tecnología Marítima,
Republique Dominicaine

ABSTRACTS 

The Scientific Committee is keen to encourage the attendance of
students, as well as established researchers and observers. 

Abstracts have to be written in English, in Times New Roman, 12-point
font; single-spaced with justified alignment. Contributors are invited
to send an abstract (max. 350 words), including: 

 	* first names and last names of author and co-authors
 	* affiliation
 	* email of the corresponding author
 	* main text with introduction about the scientific context and the
objectives of your work, then successive parts showing the methods, the
results, the discussion and the conclusion.

Submissions should be directly sent only by email to info at hwwc.mg before
MARCH 6TH, 2017. 

REVIEW PROCESS 

The Scientific Committee according to its originality, importance,
clarity, and interdisciplinarity, will review each submission
anonymously. Corresponding authors will be notified by email of the
Committee's decision by APRIL 3RD, 2017. Admitted abstracts will be
proposed as oral presentation with 15 minutes of duration or as poster,
for that please specify in your submission if you apply for an oral
presentation or a poster session. 

REGISTRATION 

Registration fees give access to to all scientific sessions, all printed
materials, lunches and coffee break, invitation to welcome cocktail and
closing ceremony. 

Online early registration will be open from JANUARY 2ND, 2017. The early
fees are: 

- Regular attendees: EUR 150 

- Students: EUR 90 

The organizing committee could be open to providing a grant for
deserving candidates, under their discretion. 

The organizers are: 

- CETAMADA association (www.cetamada.com [2])   

- Council of Reunion Island (www.regionreunion.com) 

 For further information about the venue, submissions, and registration,
please visit the HWWC website: http://www.hwwc.mg [3]or send an email to
secretary at hwwc.mg 

Best regards 

-- 
 [4] 

DINA ANDRIANAIVORAVELONA 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 

TEL: +262 6 92 25 40 58 

SECRETARY at HWWC.MG 

WWW.HWWC.MG [4] 

  

Links:
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[1] https://hwwc2015.org
[2] http://www.cetamada.com
[3] http://www.hwwc2015.org
[4] http://www.hwwc.mg
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