[MARMAM] African Marine Mammal Colloquium 2018

African Marine Mammal Colloquium marinemammalogy.southernafrica at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 10:09:39 PDT 2018


African Marine Mammal Colloquium 2018

The 2018 African Marine Mammal Colloquium will tackling new
frontiers. For the fifth biennial, the AMMC will be moving out of
the Western Cape to another centre of African marine mammal research,
Port Elizabeth. In keeping with our theme, we are especially
encouraging marine mammal people from elsewhere in Africa to
participate. We already have keen interest from a number people
outside of South Africa. Also in keeping with our theme we are
encouraging participation from marine mammal conservationists and
educators. And finally, we are encouraging presentations on exciting new
research fields and techniques.

Theme:
New frontiers in African marine mammalogy

Venue:
Port Elizabeth Museum at Bayworld

Dates:
20th - 23rd August 2018

Workshops & Events:
If you wish to lead a workshop, please submit an abstract on the abstract
form. Please indicate who the organisers will be and suggest an ideal
number of participants. Preliminary workshops themes are given below.

- Scientific and operational aspects of strandings
- Noise and other marine pollution
- Necropsies of marine mammals (practical)



Abstracts:

Please see attached for the abstract submission form. We encourage project
leaders to give an overview of their projects.
Submissions open the 1st May

Submissions close on the 10th June
Notification of acceptance by the 30th June

Please submit abstracts to: AMMC.abstracts at gmail.com



Plenary speakers:

Confirmed plenary speakers are: Professor Yves Cherel (Centre d’Etudes
Biologiques
de Chizé, France), Professor Ken Findlay (Cape Peninsula University of
Technology). Further plenary speakers will be announced.


Hosts:
Port Elizabeth Museum at Bayworld
Institute for Coastal and Marine Research, Nelson Mandela University

Enquiries:
marinemammalogy.southernafrica at gmail.com

Information on further deadlines, accommodation, programme details, etc
will be forthcoming.

Organising committee:
Greg Hofmeyr - chair (Port Elizabeth Museum)
Stephanie Plön – scientific chair (African Environmental Observer Network,
NMU)
Meredith Thornton (Mammal Research Inst, UP & Dyer Island Conservation
Trust)




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The African Marine Mammal Colloquium
A platform for increased collaboration and communication between researchers
and conservationists working on marine mammals in and around Africa
Founded in 2010
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