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ACCOBAMS Training Course in Cetacean Conservation in Malta (16-20 March 2015)

The Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic area (ACCOBAMS) will implement, thanks to a Voluntary contribution from Monaco, a training course in cetacean conservation in Malta, from 16 to 20 March 2015.

The ACCOBAMS training course in cetacean conservation covers the following topics:
  • Species of Cetaceans (identification, anatomy, physiology, adaptation and parasitology)
  • Threats to Cetaceans (interaction, pollution, collisions and noise)
  • Study Skills (observation/ rating population, photo-identification and passive acoustics)
  • Legal and Legislative Framework on the Conservation of Cetaceans
Lectures will be delivered by ACCOBAMS experts and marine biologists. The training course in the conservation of cetaceans has already been provided in French to more than 300 University students in five ACCOBAMS Parties.
Students should have a prior knowledge of biology and/or environmental conservation in order to be able to follow this Unit. The Unit consists of 28 lecturing hours spread over 5 days from the 16-20 March. The course shall be assessed through a written assignment at the end of the course. The course programme can be found here and the full course description can be found here.
To apply, fill in the online form by clicking here. Deadline for applying is Monday 9 March.
The course fee is €50. Late applications will be received until 12 March with a €20 late application fee.
This Unit will be accredited by the Centre for the Liberal Arts and Sciences and will be considered as part of the Programme in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (PLAS). The 4 ECTS credits obtained for this Unit will be valid towards a PLAS award.

Unit Coordinator:
Ms Carmen Mifsud (Marine Biologist) 
Dr Léa David (Marine Conservation Biologist; Member, ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee)
Dr Sandro Mazzariol (Researcher, University of Padua; Veterinary Expert in Cetaceans)
Dr Chedly Rais (Expert in Conservation, ACCOBAMS)
Prof. Tullio Scovazzi (Professor of International Law, Univ. of Milano-Bicocca; Legal expert, ACCOBAMS)
Dr Adriana Vella (Senior Lecturer, Dept of Biology, UoM; Chair, Scientific Committee, 29th ECS Conference; ACCOBAMS Partner)

The ACCOBAMS teaching module will be implemented in Malta also in collaboration with BICREF's and CBRG-UoM.

Please do not hesitate to contact the ACCOBAMS Secretariat ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) should you need more information.

The ACCOBAMS Permanent Secretariat

Last Updated (Wednesday, 11 March 2015 07:43)

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