[MARMAM] Announcement: Workshop on "Remote insular marine habitats: how important are these regions for oceanic cetacean populations", 30th ECS, Funchal, Madeira, March 2016

ana dinis anadinis at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 14 10:30:48 PST 2016

Dear MARMAM list members,

The following workshop, organized by theCIIMAR-Madeira/OOM will be held at the forthcoming ECS Conference in Funchal - Madeira, on Saturday, 12th March (half day,morning): “Remote insularmarine habitats: how important are these regions for oceanic cetaceanpopulations”


Oceanic islands worldwide provide importanthabitat for a variety of cetacean species. Archipelagos like Madeira, Azores,the Canaries or Hawaii, are good examples of such habitats, each of them with25 or more species of odontocetes and mysticetes documented. Despite being openocean oligotrophic regions, the islands surrounding waters are known for theirbiological productivity that attracts many pelagic organisms. Moreover,island-associated communities similar to the ones found in continental coastalhabitats were identified in many of these archipelagos. Yet, little is knownabout the interaction of these individuals with the offshore communities andits significances for the sustainability of these populations. The purpose ofthis workshop is to bring together researchers conducting studies in similarenvironments to share knowledge for a better understanding of these uniquehabitats and what they represent for cetacean populations worldwide. We wouldlike to encourage researchers all over the world working in such regions tosubmit talks resuming their studies in these cetacean populations.

Theworkshop has a maximum of 25 participants and a participation fee of  €15.Anyone interested in participating or offering a talk, please contact: ana.dinis at ciimarmadeira.org or filipe.alves at ciimarmadeira.org 

Moreinformation about the workshop at: http://www.europeancetaceansociety.eu/conference/workshops-0. Further details with a programme will be sent closer to the date of theworkshop to those who have registered to attend.


Ana Dinis


Madeira, Portugal

Phone: +351 962785975


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