<div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr" style="font-size:12.8px"><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px">UPDATE:</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px">****Until 31 October, registration will be only available to those attending the conference. </span><b style="font-size:12.8px">From 1 November, remaining places will be made available to general public</b><span style="font-size:12.8px">.****</span><br></p><div><span style="font-size:12.8px"><br></span></div><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px">Workshop “</span><span style="font-size:12.8px">Estimating Marine Mammal Abundance from Line Transect Surveys</span><span style="font-size:12.8px">” at SOLAMAC, </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.8px">26th -27th  November 2016, Valparaiso, Chile</span><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US">Dear Colleagues, <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US">We would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming workshop "</span><span lang="EN-US">Estimating Marine Mammal Abundance from Line Transect Surveys" to be held on the Latin American Society of Aquatic Mammal Experts (<span class="gmail-m_5828178792371744637gmail-m_-8941814914452160800gmail-il">SOLAMAC</span>) meeting in Valparaiso, Chile on the 26th and 27th of November 2016</span><span lang="EN-GB">. <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px">The principal instructor will be Prof Philip Hammond (University of St Andrews) </span><a href="http://soi.st-andrews.ac.uk/staffProfile.aspx?sunID=psh2" target="_blank" style="font-size:12.8px">http://soi.st-andrews.ac.uk/st<wbr>affProfile.aspx?sunID=psh2</a><br></p></div><p style="font-size:12.8px;text-align:justify">This workshop will introduce participants to the methods used to estimate the abundance of marine mammals, especially cetaceans. Methodology will be presented in a statistical framework but the focus will be on practical application of the methods and analysis of the data, and on understanding and dealing with potential biases that arise from applying the methodology in practice.</p><p style="font-size:12.8px;text-align:justify">Participants will spend much of the time doing practical exercises and will learn to use the analytical software DISTANCE for line transect sampling analysis. On successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to design, execute and analyse data from line transect surveys and understand how results can be used to inform conservation and management.</p><p style="font-size:12.8px;text-align:justify">More details about the program can be found at the website <span style="font-size:12.8px"><a href="http://solamac2016.com/congress/" target="_blank">http://solamac2016.com/congres<wbr>s/estimating-marine-mammal-<wbr>abundance-from-line-transect-<wbr>surveys/</a></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px"><span lang="EN-US"><b>Registration: </b>through the <span class="gmail-m_5828178792371744637gmail-m_-8941814914452160800gmail-il">SOLAMAC</span> website </span></span><span style="font-size:12.8px"><a href="http://solamac2016.com/congress/" target="_blank">http://solamac2016.com/congres<wbr>s/inscripciones/</a></span><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px"><a href="http://solamac2016.com/congress/" target="_blank"><br></a></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><b>Fee:</b> US$50 for students; US$70 for professionals</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US">For any further information, please contact us at </span>(<a href="mailto:ncrm@st-andrews.ac.uk" target="_blank">ncrm@st-andrews.ac.uk</a>./ <a href="mailto:gabdo@st-andrews.ac.uk" target="_blank">gabdo@st-andrews.ac.uk</a> ) <br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US">  </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US">Looking forward to see you in Chile!</span></p><span class="gmail-HOEnZb" style="font-size:12.8px"></span><div> <br></div><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div style="color:rgb(80,0,80);font-size:12.8px"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><span style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:small">-- </span><br style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:small"><div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:small"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><b><font color="#000000">Guilherme A. Bortolotto</font><font color="#666666"> |</font><font color="#000000"> </font></b><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">PhD Student</span><font color="#000000"><br></font></font><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"></blockquote><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex"></blockquote></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><font color="#000000">SMRU</font><font color="#000000"> </font></font><span lang="PT-BR" style="font-family:arial,sans-serif"><font size="1">•</font></span><font color="#000000" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"> CREEM </font><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:x-small">•</span><font color="#000000" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"> </font><font color="#000000" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">School of Biology</font></div><div><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">University of St Andrews</font></span></div></div><div><u style="color:rgb(0,0,238)"><a href="http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/contact/staffProfile.aspx?sunid=gabdo" style="color:rgb(17,85,204)" target="_blank"><font face="arial narrow, sans-serif" size="1">http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/contact/staffProfile.aspx?sunid=gabdo</font></a></u><br></div><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex"></blockquote></div><div dir="ltr"><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">Mobile UK: (44) 0 7884 398394</span><br></font></div><div dir="ltr"><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></div><div dir="ltr"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><font color="#000000">R3 Animal Association (<a href="http://en.r3animal.org/" style="color:rgb(17,85,204)" target="_blank">http://en.r3animal.org/</a></font><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">)</span></font></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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