ECS Conference 2022 - Ashdod, Israel


33rd Conference of the European Cetacean Society


We are pleased to announce that the 33rd annual European Cetacean Society conference will be taking place in Ashdod, on the Mediterranean coast of Israel from 5-7 April 2022. This will be the first hybrid event in the history of the ECS, and the first to be held outside of the European borders - we are very excited for this unique opportunity to host you all. The theme of this year's conference is:


Marine mammal research and conservation effort - 

Are we on the right path?


The development of marine mammal research goes a long way back, but... are we headed in the right direction? Have we succeeded in our efforts to protect endangered species, biodiversity, and marine mammal habitats while maintaining the ethical treatment of animals? 

In the upcoming ECS conference in Ashdod, we propose to challenge the conventional approach to marine mammal science and raise critical questions on the past, present, and future to ensure that the shared goal - marine mammal conservation - is, indeed, being aptly pursued. 


We know that these are uncertain times, and we are doing everything we can to make the conference as accessible and safe as possible. We are keeping a close look on any fluctuations in the status of the pandemic across Europe and in Israel and will update you on any decisions or changes made due to the varying restrictions. If at the end, the situation will not allow the conference to take place physically, a full virtual conference will take place instead during the same dates. Final decision and notification will be made by the beginning of March 2022. 

In any case, you are welcome to contact the organizing committee  -


Main sponsors

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: 
1 Jan 2022 20:00 CET
Early registration deadline: 
20 Feb 2022 20:00 CET
Late registration deadline: 
1 Mar 2022 20:00 CET