12th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Monaco, 20-24 January, 1998
The 12th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society took place in Monaco in January 1998 and was hosted by many people, from the ECS foremost by Anne Collet. The co-organisor was the (American) Society for Marine Mammology.
The theme of the conference was:
"THE WORLD MARINE MAMMAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE"
Sponsors were Air France, Argos, Art Graphic 89, Centre de Récherche sur les Mammifères Marins, Centre des Congrès Auditorium Monte-Carlo, Heli-Air, Hotel Loews, Instituto Centrale per la Ricerca al Mare, International Whaling Commission, MAAF Assurances, Marineland Antibes, Ministère de l’Amanagement du Territoire et de l’Environnement (FR), Musée Océanographique Monaco, North Atlantic Marine Mammals Commission, Office of Naval Research (ONREUR & ONR), Sea World Inc., Sir Speedy, SPA/AC (UNEP/MAP) and Ville de La Rochelle.
The latest and newest marine science was discussed here. It was the biggest marine mammal conference ever held in Europe.
The Monaco Conference was attended by around 1,200 persons, representing 50 countries around the world. It was a unique event.