The MEDACES is financially supported by the Ministry of the Environment, and Rural and Marine Affairs of the Spanish Government.

The following list (in alphabetic order according to country), shows the different Organizations/Institutions that have collaborated in the design and creation of MEDACES, as well as those that are contributing with their stranding data.

The data used in MEDACES form is partly based on information given by some well-established stranding networks in Mediterranean and non-Mediterranean countries. The revision of the form was also carried out by experts on cetacean strandings.



  • Department of Biology-Chemistry, Faculty of Natural science, University of Shkodra


  • Marine Animals Research & Intervention Network 


  • Institute of Fish Resources (Varna)


  • Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation 

  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb

  • State Institute for Nature Protection (SINP)


  • Zoological Museum of the University of Copenhagen & National Forest and Nature Agency


  • Centre de Recherche sur les Mammifères Marins & Groupe d'Étude des Cétacés de Méditerranée  (GECEM)

  • Groupe de Travail des Mammifères Marins from the Commission Internationale pour l'Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée 


  • ARION-Cetacean Rescue & Rehabilitation Research Centre (Petroupolis)

  • Environmental Research Bureau (Milos)

  • Fisheries Research Institute, National Agriculural Research Fundation (Kavala)

  • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research


  • Israeli Marine Mammal Research & Assistance Center (IMMRAC) 


  • Centro Studi Cetacei 

  • Italian Stranding on-line Database (BDS)

  • The Mediterranean Marine Mammals Tissue Bank



  • Marine Conservation, Nature Conservation Departament, Environment General Authority


  •  “Naturalist group Guelaya” - Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society


  • Instituto da Conservaçao da Natureza 


  • National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa" (Constanta)


  • Morigenos-Marine Mammal Research and Conservation Society (Ljubljana)

  • Adriatic Project Society (Ljubljana)


  • Sociedad Española de Cetáceos

  • CRAM - Fundació per a la Conservació i Recuperació d'Animals Marins (Catalunya)

  • Departament de Medi Ambient de la Generalitat de Catalunya

  • Conselleria de Territori i Habitatge de la Generalitat Valenciana

  • Instituto Cavanilles de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva de la Universidad de Valencia (Comunitat Valenciana)

  • Conselleria d'Agricultura i Pesca del Govern de les Illes Balears

  • Fundación Aspro Natura - Marineland Palmitos (Illes Balears)

  • Centro de Recuperación de Fauna Silvestre “El Valle” (Murcia)

  • Consejería de Medio Ambiente de Murcia

  • Ecologistas en Acción Almería-PROMAR

  • Aula del Mar de Málaga - Centro de Recuperación de Especies Marinas Amenazadas (CREMA) (Andalucia)

  • Consejería de Medio Ambiente de la Junta de Andalucía

  • GRAMPUS (Colectivo para el Estudio y Conservación del Medio Marino, Huelva)

  • Consejería de Medio Ambiente de la Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta 

  • Fundación Museo del Mar de Ceuta y Asociación Septem Nostra-Ecologistas en Acción (Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta)

  • Equipo de Protección de la Naturaleza (SEPRONA), Guardia Civil de Melilla, Consejería de Medio Ambiente (Melilla)


  • Biodiversity and Protected Areas Directorate, General Commission for Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Local Administration and Environment (Damascus)

  • General Establishment of Fisheries in Syria


  • Faculté des Sciences de Sfax; Institut National des Sciences et Technologie de la Mer -INSTM

  • RAC/SPA 


  • Istanbul University 

  • TUDAV - Turkish Marine Research Foundation (Istanbul)

  • Underwater Research Society (SAD)-Marine Mammals Research Group (DEMAG)

United Kingdom

  • Institute of Zoology 


  • BREMA Laboratory

Many have contributed for this site. Special thanks to organizations and individuals who are contributing their data to the MEDACES project:
  • Pascual Asensi Belloch and Ana García for helping in the web page design
  • Oscar Sanisidro for designing the MEDACES logo
  • Corinne Perret for the french translation of MEDACES Web Page
  • Dr. J.R. Geraci for providing the electronic version of “Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings”
  • Dr. Jauniaux and co-authors for providing the electronic version of “Echouage de mammifères marins: guide d'intervention et procédures d'autopsie”
  • Colleagues of different European institutions for providing cetacean pictures (see Illustration Credits)