30th Annual Conference, Funchal, Madeira

The Madeira Whale Museum (Museu da Baleia da Madeira) would like to invite you to attend the 30th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society at Funchal, Madeira from 14 - 16 March 2016.

The theme of the conference is Into the Deep: Research and Conservation on Oceanic Marine Mammals

Associated workshops will take place on the 12 and 13 March. Submission of abstracts and workshop proposals will be welcome from now until the 16 October 2015 (23:45 CET). The deadline is extended until 23 October 2015 (23:45 CET).



    • Professor Hal Whitehead of Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, will be giving a talk entitled “Sperm whale societies of the Atlantic and Pacific: why so different?”;
    •  Dr. Robin Baird of Cascadia Research Collective, Washington, USA,  will speak on “Oasis in a desert sea: development of island-associated populations of open-ocean odontocetes in the Hawaiian archipelago”; and
    • Dr. Mónica Silva’s keynote talk is entitled “the ecological importance of open waters and oceanic islands for baleen whales”. Mónica Silva is a researcher at Mare and IMAR, Azores.