31st Annual Conference, Denmark

Conservation in Light of Marine Spatial Use

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline
Early registration deadline
Late registration deadline

Thank you all for making this an incredible conference. See you next year!


You can download the full programme here.

And the abstractbook for the conference here.

Lots of activites to experience during the conference days, find them here.

If you have any questions regarding the conference in general, click here to see the organising committee. Please come find us at the conference and only call if it's an emergency.


So much great science to hear about!




Hindsgavl Castle uses PowerPoint 2015 and the format of the screen is 16:9. In order to assure that the sessions will run smoothly, we would like you to upload and check your talk in due time.

You can do that during these intervals:

Sunday: 17:30 - 18:30     

Monday: 07:30 - 08:45

Tuesday: 07:30 - 08:45

Wednesday: 07:30 - 08:45

The desk will be situated near the registration and manned by me or a student volunteer.
You can also email your talk to lky@bios.au.dk
Remember to transfer sound and video files along with your presentation!



The Danish Marine Mammal Society and Aarhus University

invites you to attend the 31st Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society at

Hindsgavl Castle, Middelfart, Denmark

Main conference will be on 1-3 May, 2017

Workshops will take place on 29-30 April, 2017


To register for this year's conference, please login first or create a personal profile. It will also allow you to submit an abstract.



This year's theme is:





Professor Lars Bejder, Murdoch University, Cetacean Research Unit, Australia

Dr. Asha De Vos, Founder of Oceanswell, National Geographic Explorer, Senior Advisor at Oceana and Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation

Dr. Len Thomas, University of St. Andrews, Scotland




All oral presentation slideshows should be provided electronically (e.g. USB stick) at the registration desk on Sunday 30 April 2017 at Hindsgavl Castle during its open hours the day before presentation is scheduled.


The posters should be in A0 format (H=1189mm x W=841mm). Read and follow carefully the guidelines for the posters.

Please prepare one powerpoint slide about your poster to be projected during the conference and send it before the conference starts to ecs-17science@au.dk.



Abstract and workshop submission deadline: 18 January 2017 (23:45 CET)

Early registration deadline: 15 March 2017 (23:45 CET)

Late registration deadline: 1 April 2017 (23:45 CET)

Video abstract submission deadline: 1 March 2017 (23:45 CET)

Send you video abstract to ecs-17video@au.dk before 1 March 2017




Organising Committee: ecs-17organising@au.dk

Scientific Committee: ecs-17science@au.dk

Video Submission: ecs-17video@au.dk



Aarhus University, Department of Bioscience

Danish Marine Mammal Society

European Cetacen Society



Aarhus University, Department of Bioscience

Middelfart Municipality


Carlsberg Foundation

Inspiring Denmark

Knud Højgaards Fond

A.P. Møller Fonden

DONG Energy

Middelfart Sparekasse



Coffeebrewer Nordic

Kring Chokolade

Flensted Mobiles

Indslev Brewery

Wildlife Computers