The Council

The business of the ECS is coordinated by a Council of 11 members, voted by the membership. Each year The Council oversees the  organisation of an Annual Conferences in a European country. Each Council Member serves for four years, apart from the Student Representative who serves for two years. Current Council Member details are provided below:

Chairperson; Web Editor & Memebership Secretary (2015 - 2019)

Mario Acquarone

mario.acquarone@uit.no 

Dept of Arctic and Marine Biology
University of Tromsø
NO-9037 Tromsø 
Norway
T +47 77645728
  • Represents the ECS-membership at large and the ECS-council and coordinates the ECS-council

  • Prepares the agendas

  • Opens and closes the ECS-conferences.

  • Chairs the council-meeting, council-discussions, and the annual general meeting.

  • Recapitulates and synthesises ECS-council discussions and agreements and informes the ECS-membership at large if suitable.

  • Updates and maintains ECS website and membership databases.
  • Contact person for membership change of particulars.
  • Presents membership details at the AGM

 

Financial Advisor; Conference Advisor (1995 - present)

Roland Lick

rlick2059@aol.com

Kaiserstr. 27 b
D-24143 Kiel
Germany

 

Secretary & Vice Chairperson (2015-2019)

Joan Gonzalvo

joan.gonzalvo@gmail.com
 
Program Manager - Ionian Dolphin Project
TETHYS RESEARCH INSTITUTE      
Viale G.B. Gadio 2, 20121 Milan,
Italy
 
and

Research associate 
Biodiversity Research Institute (IRBio) 
University of Barcelona · Department of Animal Biology
Av. Diagonal 643, 08028 Barcelona
Spain

 
  • Records the council-meeting
  • Prepares the council-meeting minutes
  • Prepares the annual report and presents it at the AGM
  • Distributes the annual report to the ECS-membership at large
  • Operates, updates and maintains ECS mailing lists.

Interim Treasurer & Editor (2015-2019)

Fiona Read

fiona.read@whales.org

 
Whale and Dolphin Conservation
Brookfield House
38 St Paul Street
Chippenham
Wiltshire 
SN15 1LJ
United Kingdom

 

  • Manages the ECS-finances.
  • Manages the conference registrations.
  • Manages the membership registrations.
  • Manages ECS-publication orders in collaboration with the research-secretary of the German Oceanographic Museum, Stralsund, Germany
  • Presents the financial status of the ECS at the AGM
  • Manages the ECS publications.
  • Presents editorial news at the AGM.

  • Supports student representative and membership secretary in maintaining jiscmail lists


     

Student Representative (2016 - 2018)

Rebecca Boys

ecs.students@gmail.com
  • Represents the ECS-student-membership at large.

  • Organises student relevant meetings (student workshop, student meeting at conference).

  • Organises student volunteers / their work for the conference.

  • Maintains student web-pages (in collaboration with the web editor).

  • Manages the student mailing list (in collaboration with the membership secretary & webmaster).

  • ECS-contact person for students / student matters.

  • Presents student-relevant news at the AGM


National Contact Person Coordinator (2014-2018)

Mark Simmonds

mark.simmonds@sciencegyre.co.uk

Senior Marine Scientist,
Humane Society International,
c/o 5 Underwood Street, London N1 7LY
and
Visiting Fellow,
School of Veterinary Sciences, 
University of Bristol, 
Langford House, Bristol BS40 5EU
T+4407809643000
  • Coordinates NCPs actions

  • maintains and updates NCPs mailing lists

  • reports at the AGM

  • Conference Advisor


Student Awards Secretary (2016 - 2020)

Silvia Frey

sfrey@oceancare.org


Director Science and Education - OceanCare
Gerbestrasse 6
CH-8820 Waedenswil
T +41447806688

  • Coordinate student reviewers before and during the conference
  • Manage the student presentation list
  • Prepare and distribute the awards

Conference Adviser (2016 - 2020)

Luis Freitas

luisfreitas07@gmail.com

Coordinator of the Science Unit
Madeira Whale Museum
Rua Garcia Moniz, 1
9200-031 Caniçal
Madeira - Portugal

T +351 291 961 858

 

  • Assists and supports conference organiser
  • Manages abstract submissions and reviews

Conference Adviser (2014 - 2018)

Cristina Brito

cristina.brito@escolamar.pt

Escola de Mar / CHAM Portuguese Center for Global History FCSH-NOVA
Avenida de Berna, 26-C
1069-061 Lisbon
Portugal

  • Assists and supports conference organiser
  • Manages abstract submissions and reviews

Web Editor & Membership Secretary (2014-2018)

Conor Ryan


ecs.membership@gmail.com

Tobermory
Isle of Mull
PA75 6RF
Scotland
  • Updates and maintains ECS website and membership databases.

  • Contact person for membership change of particulars.

  • Presents membership details at the AGM