ONLINE WORKSHOP

Introdution to cetaceans

This Workshop is lectured in English.

This 6-hour workshop consists of six comprehensive chapters introducing whales, dolphins and porpoises. It is suitable for a broad audience, from students to enthusiasts looking to learn from the start or deepen their current knowledge. The workshop aims at providing participants with a solid foundation on cetacean biology, species identification, study methodologies and how anthropogenic activities impact cetaceans.

Tutors
Alicia Quirin

After completing her MSc in Marine Conservation at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, Alicia joined AIMM as a research assistant. She has been part of the team ever since and is currently involved in different research projects of AIMM, one of them being the photo identification of orcas seen in the Algarve.

 

Guilherme Estrela

Guilherme is a naturalist and wildlife enthusiast who has been working with marine mammals for over a decade. His previous whale watching experience has allowed him to spend countless hours observing cetaceans in the field. Guilherme is currently a research assistant and skipper at AIMM.

 

Date and duration:

24th of April from 10:00h to 13:00h GMT+1
25th of April from 10:00h to 13:00h GMT+1

 

Contribution:

60€ non-students

50€ students or former AIMM participants

 

Location:

Live and online through Zoom

 

Language:

English

CONTRIBUTION DETAILS

Bank transfer:

Beneficiary name: AIMM Portugal

Address: Rua Maestro Frederico de Freitas, N15 – 1, 1500-399 Lisboa, Portugal

IBAN: PT50 0018 0003 2272 0882 0201 5

SWIFT code: TOTAPTPL

Bank: Banco Santander Totta, SA

Bank address: Largo Frei Heitor Pinto, 7 A/B 1700-000, Lisbon, Portugal

 

Revolut: +351 916 528 654

MBway: +351 916 528 654

REGISTRATION

To apply, please send an email to info@aimmportugal.org with the subject: "Online Workshop - Introduction to the cetaceans

NOTES

No previous experience or knowledge required

Certification provided on completion of the course

Program

24th of April, 10:00 – 13:00 GMT+1

  • GENERAL BIOLOGY OF CETACEANS
    Cetacean evolution, their current taxonomy, ecology and behavior

  • CETACEAN SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
    Learn how to identify cetaceans in the field based on their different features and characteristics

  • CETACEAN STUDY METHODOLOGIES
    Find out how scientists study cetaceans and what techniques can be used

25th of April, 10:00 – 13:00 GMT+1

  • OBSERVING WILD CETACEANS
    Discover different types of touristic encounters – the pros and cons; Understand the importance of codes of conduct for observing wild cetaceans

  • THREATS TO CETACEANS
    Learn how human activities affect cetaceans

  • CETACEAN CONSERVATION - CASE STUDIES

       Explore examples of conservation efforts