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Whalefish Professional Development Course 2017

13 Apr 2017

We are pleased to announce the date of our forthcoming Whalefish training workshop to be held on the beautiful isle of Cumbrae, Scotland on August 11-13 2017.


The title of the workshop is Whalefish Professional Development Course: Marine Research Techniques & Conservation and is aimed at marine science students, graduates and environmental professionals looking to enhance their career skills.


This course follows the success of Whalefish's fully attended 2015 workshop and is accredited by the Institute of Marine, Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST). 


The three day training course includes lectures, interactive discussion and practical sessions aimed at introducing scientific techniques in marine research and conservation and covers themes such as marine mammal health, photo identification, passive acoustic monitoring and elasmobranch tracking. There is also advice on careers in marine science and science communication. The course is delivered by Whalefish Directors Niru Dorrian, Els Vermeulen, Lorenzo Scala and Whalefish education officer Amy Niven and Elasmobranch ecologist James Thoburn.


A discounted rate is available for students.






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