23rd Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey

23rd Annual Conference

Istanbul, Turkey, 2-4 March 2009

The Twenty-third Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society was hosted by Turkish Marine Research Foundation, Türk Deniz Araştırmaları Vakfı (TÜDAV) and held at the Military Museum Culture Complex (Askeri Muzeve Kultur Sitesi) in Istanbul, Turkey, during 2nd to 4thMarch 2009.

The theme of the conference was

“Climate Change and Marine Mammals”.

The conference was attended by 344 persons from 49 countries, and there were 46 talks (including keynote talks) and 187 posters.

The invited keynote talks were:

"Impacts of climate variability on the Black Sea ecosystem" by Temel Oğuz

"Arctic marine mammals and climate change" by Mads-Peter Heide-Jørgensen

"How might coastal dolphins be impacted by climate change?" by Randy Wells