SUNDAY, 13TH MARCH 2016
19:00 – 23:00 – Icebreaker at the Madeira Whale Museum, Caniçal
The icebreaker will be held at the Madeira Whale Museum (www.museudabaleia.org/en/) the institution in the archipelago dedicated to the study, conservation and education about cetaceans and the related marine environment and Host of Conference. The Icebreaker is kindly supported by “Agência de Promoção da Madeira” and ACCOBAMS, in the celebration of the 20th and 30th anniversary of ACCOBAMS and ECS, respectively.
Buses will leave the Centro de Congressos da Madeira at 19:00 to transport the participants to the Madeira Whale Museum at Caniçal where the Icebreaker will take place. Transport to Funchal will be secured by the same buses starting to leave Caniçal at 22:00.
MONDAY, 14TH MARCH 2016
MADEIRA AT SUNSET
19:00 - 20:45 – Sunset boat trip
One of the main whale-watching operators in Madeira (VMT Madeira) is supporting the ECS Conference by offering to each participant a catamaran tour in front of Funchal. A trip is scheduled for Monday (14th March) at 19:00 to see the sunset at sea and is preferencially for the participants that are leaving Madeira until Tursday (17th March) morning.
For those who are staying longer a second trip will take place Thursday(17th March) morning. The catamaran has a total capacity of 216 people.
19:30 – 20:30 – Madeira Wine Tasting
There is a Madeira Wine tasting event for those participants that are not interested in going out to sea on Monday or may do so on Thursday morning. Please, choose your option when you register at the conference onsite. Because of the limitation in the number of people in each of Monday’s events, you may be requested to attend a particular event once the other event is full. This situation will probably happen for the last people registering at the conference.
TUESDAY, 15TH MARCH 2016
21:15 23:00 Video Night at "Centro de Congressos da Madeira" (Conference Venue)
23:00 - onwards - Students party
WEDNESDAY, 16TH MARCH 2016
20:00 – 22:00 – Hotel Pestana Casino Park (Hotel of the venue)
The conference banquet will be at Pestana Casino Park Hotel next to the Conference Centre, followed by dancing. If you did not buy a ticket online for the banquet and dancing, please do it until Monday the 14th March on the Conference help desk.
22:00 – 01:00 – Hotel Pestana Casino Park
THURSDAY, 17TH MARCH 2016
09:30 - 12:30 - Whale-watching trip - the catamaran has a total capacity of 216 people.