[MARMAM] Student support to attend the First African Bioacoustics Community Conference - Cape Town 2nd to 7th Dec

Tess Gridley - Namibian Dolphin Project nam.dolphin.project at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 07:13:21 PDT 2018

*Student support to attend the First African Bioacoustics Community
Conference - Cape Town 2nd to 7th Dec *

*- **Open to Students/ Unwaged based in Africa*

*This conference will be held at The University of Cape Town and is
organised by SEEC and Sea Search Research and Conservation. *

*The conference has a strong marine mammal focus, including plenaries on
underwater noise effects (Prof. Christine Erbe), seal communication (Dr.
Isabelle Charrier) and passive acoustic monitoring of baleen whales (Dr.
Salvatore Cerchio).*

Great News - The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is providing financial
support for a limited number of students/unwaged persons to attend the
First African Bioacoustics Community conference in December 2018. This will
include the conference, icebreaker event and associated conference evenings
(but not workshops or seal outing). For more info please check out:
https://africanbioacoustic.wixsite.com/abcommunity for further information

Application Deadline - 21st October 2018.

Please note the following:

• This opportunity is open to current students or unwaged
scientists/students from Africa or students registered at African
• The opportunities will be provided on a merit basis.
• Conference presentation is not a pre-requisite to receiving these awards,
however, preference may be given to presenting students.
• Supported persons are expected to attend the icebreaker (2nd Dec) and
full conference days - 3rd to 6th December 8:30 am to 6pm.
• Supported students are expected to write a short blog post about their
• To Apply - Please Send a short (300 word) letter of motivation and CV to:
africanbioacoustics at gmail.com


ABC organising committee


Join us! The first *African Bioacoustics Community conference will be held
in Cape Town on the **3rd-7th December 2018*.



Tess Gridley PhD
Namibian Dolphin Project & Sea Search
www.namibiandolphinproject.o <http://www.namibiandolphinproject.com>rg

Centre for Statistics in Ecology,
Environment and Conservation,
Department of Statistical Sciences,
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Tel: 021 788 1206
Cell: 0794292702
Skype: tess.gridley
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