Workshop on cetacean abundance estimation through distance sampling methods



WKCETABWKCETABTrueCaterina Maria Fortuna, José Antonio Vazquez Bonales, Matthieu AuthierDSTSGcaterina.fortuna@isprambiente.it, jantonio.vazquez@ieo.csic.es, matthieu.authier@univ-lr.frWorkshop on cetacean abundance estimation through distance sampling methods

16–18 April 2024
Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA)
Rome, Italy

​​​​​​​​​​​The Workshop on Cetacean Abundance Estimation through Distance Sampling Methods (WKCETAB)​ aims to coordinate European experts in methods for estimating cetacean abundance with the objective of adopting a common methodology within the group. This agreed-upon methodology will be used annually to collectively analyze data collected during aerial and ship surveys. The resulting values obtained during the annual analytical sessions will be utilized by EU countries to report these figures as required at regional, subregional, and/or national levels, in accordance with various international and national legislation.

The resulting worksho​​​​​​​​​​​p report, presented to ICES Advisory and Science Committees, is expected to contribute to conservation objectives and the management of cetacean populations at the European level. The agreed-upon and coordinated values provided by the WKCETAB will be usable by other working groups, such as the Working Group on Bycatch of Protected Species (WGBYC) and the Working Group on Marine Mammal Ecology (WGMME).

​WGCETAB will work with the Working Group for the Joint Cetacean Data Program (WGJCDP) on stream-lining a workflow from data to abundance estimates.

WKCETAB will be chaired by Caterina Fortuna (Italy), Jose Antonio Vázquez (Spain), and Matthieu Authier (France), and will take place 1618 April 2024 in Rome, Italy. 

Registration for the workshop should be sent to Jette Fredlund at ICES Secretariat.


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