Second Indian Ocean Cetacean Symposium
The Marine Research Centre is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Second Indian Ocean Cetacean Symposium, to be held in the Maldives in May-June 2019.
Nearly a decade has rushed by since the first Indian Ocean Cetacean Symposium, held in Maldives in July 2009.
That decade seen a rapid expansion of cetacean research in the Indian Ocean, but also a continued pressure on Indian Ocean cetacean populations from several sources, notably fisheries bycatch. This symposium will provide an opportunity for active cetacean researchers from across the region to gather, to present findings, and to plan collaborative research activities. It will also bring together representatives from international organisations concerned with cetacean research and conservation.
2019 will be the 40th anniversary year of the declaration of the International Whaling Commission's Indian Ocean Sanctuary. One of the objectives of the IOS is to promote benign research on cetaceans, and this Symposium will provide a timely opportunity to review such activities.
Dates and venue are now being finalized, and will be announced on this website in due course. If you would like to register to receive further information please contact:
Ms Mariyam NazeefaSenior Research OfficerMarine Research CentreEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org