14 February 2022: Upcoming Marine Mammal Student Symposium

We are thrilled to announce the fourth Marine Mammal Student Symposium: ‘Connecting scientists, policy-makers and users: How can we cooperate to safeguard marine mammals and their environment?.

The event is co-organised by the North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission, the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea and the University of Tromsø and will be held on the 7th of April as a hybrid event (online and in the Arctic Biology Building at the University of Tromsø).

The consequences of human activities, for instance demonstrated by climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss, are putting human, non-human, and environmental well-being at risk. While being a major cause of the socio ecological crisis, humans are also the only victims who can address these challenges. Different actions for the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems have been undertaken, including scientific research and legal action. Given the present urgency to act to avoid the worst-case scenario, there is an increasing need for a flourishing cooperation between natural sciences, law, and users.

The symposium represents an opportunity for students with common interests from various fields in natural, social, and legal sciences to share their ideas, knowledge, and experience. These include, but are not limited to, ocean conservation, marine mammal conservation and management. Students interested in presenting their research and projects are highly encouraged to do so in the format of short (~7 minutes + questions). There is no expectation that students present finished work or results. Research at all stages of development are welcome, which includes ideas in development, research plans, and methodological challenges.

Interested? Register for the event here!

Questions can be sent to: intern@nammco.no

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