the European Cetacean Society Conference

The annual European Cetacean Society Conference ( was held in Madeira this week. This Society gathers around 500 researchers who devote their effort on the research of marine mammal conservation issues. A series of workshops concentrated on specific research topics and the ECS Science Advisory Committee (SAC) held a Best Practice Workshop on Behavioural Reaction of Marine Mammals after Controlled Exposure Experiments (CEE). This series of Best Practice Workshops aims at providing the ECS members guidance on how to conduct research limiting the impact on the studied animals and on the marine ecosystems.