18th Annual Conference, Kolmården, Sweden
18th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Kolmården, Sweden, 28-31 March, 2004
The 18th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society took place in Kolmården in March 2004 and was hosted by Mats Amundin, organised in co-operation with the Fjord&Bælt, Kerteminde, DK and Age Dynamics, Kongens Lyngby, DK.
The theme of the conference was:
"EXPERIMENTAL APPROACHES TO MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH"
Primary sponsoring was by the Kolmårdens Djurpark (Wild Animal Park).
The Kolmården conference was different. Being organised inside a zoo with a delphinarium the organisors did not expect to see so many participants. It was most worthwhile to get the subject of ethics addressed in a broad scope during the conference. This very much sets the tune for the society's role for the coming period: aiding scientists in Europe addressing complex ethical questions about their research.