The Eighth International Conference MARINE MAMMALS OF THE HOLARCTIC St. Petersburg, Russia 22-27 September 2014

Country: Russian Federation

City: St. Petersburg

Abstr. due: 15.07.2014

Dates: 22.09.14 — 27.09.14

Area Of Sciences: Ecology; Biology; Geography; Earth sciences;

Address: St. Petersburg, Russia

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: Marine Mammal Council (Russia) and SUE «Vodokanal of St. Petersburg»


Following the decision of the Seventh International Conference “Marine Mammals of the Holarctic” (Suzdal, Russia, September 2012) the Marine Mammal Council (Russia) is organizing the Eighth International Conference “Marine Mammals of the Holarctic”.

The conference will be held on the base of SUE «Vodokanal of St. Petersburg», St. Petersburg, Russia during 22-27 September 2014.

The purpose of the Conference is to discuss results and prospects for study, conservation and use of marine mammals of the northern Hemisphere. Although all topics concerning cetaceans, pinnipeds, sea otters, and polar bears are welcome, the following topics will be emphasized:

  • Population structure of marine mammals
  • Assessment and monitoring of population (stock) abundance of marine mammals
  • Ecology (feeding, distribution, habitats, migrations, etc.) of marine mammals
  • Behavior and acoustics in marine mammals
  • Physiology, health, toxicology, and impacts of pollution on marine mammals
  • Research methods
  • Protection and management of marine mammal populations (legislative, protection measures, etc.)
  • Rehabilitation and captivity of marine mammals.

During the Conference the following special events are planned to be organized:

  • Summing up results of the National contest of kids’ drawings of marine mammals (organized by MMC and The Biodiversity Conservation Center (BCC));
  • Exhibition of photos presented by the Conference participants.

The organizing committee of the conference welcomes ideas/proposals on workshops and sessions to be held during the conference.  Please send your proposals to

Online information regarding the conference is available at

Conference Web-Site: