Welcome to the ECS!

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The European Cetacean Society (ECS) was established in January 1987 and aims to promote and advance the scientific studies and conservation efforts of marine mammals and to gather and disseminate information about cetaceans to members of the Society and the public at large. The ECS is coordinated by a Council of 11 members and each year organizes an Annual Conferences in a European country.

In most countries in Europe the ECS is represented by a National Contact Person. ECS membership fluctuates between 350-750 persons from more than 25 European countries and several countries outside Europe. Students make up between 35 - 50% of the membership. The Society is financed through the annual membership subscription.

The 30th Annual Conference of ECS will be hosted by The Madeira Whale Museum (Museu da Baleia da Madeira) in Funchal, Madeira from 14 - 16 March 2016. You will need to create a personal profile on this website which will allow you to  register for the conference online. Please see the conference page of the forthcoming conference for details about deadlines and important dates.


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