Preliminary conference program

The objectives of the Conference are to discuss the results and prospects of marine mammal research, and their protection and use in the Northern Hemisphere. Traditionally, special attention will be paid to the following topics:

  • Population biology;
  • Estimates of abundance and monitoring status;
  • Ecology (e.g., nutrition, distribution, habitat, and migration);
  • Behavior and acoustics;
  • Physiology, toxicology, and pollution;
  • Veterinary medicine for marine mammals;
  • Contemporary research methods;
  • Conservation, use, management, and legislation;
  • Rehabilitationandcaptivity;
  • Reduction of impact on marine mammals caused by economic activities.