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Program

Conference Program

Please find below the conference program as it currently stands. As speakers are confirmed and more details come to hand we will be updating this page with the latest program changes.

The conference handbook is available for download here.

Saturday, 8 November 2014 (Pre-Conference Program: By Invitation Only)

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM  Regional expert workshop to test the draft criteria used in the identification of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs)

Sunday, 9 November 2014

  Ballrooms 1- 3 Ballroom 4 & 5
8:00 AM   Arrival Coffee & Tea
8:30 AM Official Opening  
9:20 AM Plenary:  Jeff Ardron - "Developing Protected Area Criteria:  Be Careful What  You Wish For"  
9:45 AM   Morning Tea
10:00 AM Plenary:  Erich Hoyt - "Marine Mammal Protected Areas:  Small, Big, Good, Bad and Why We Need To Map Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs)"  
10:30 AM Panel 1:  Putting MMPAs and IMMAs on the International Agenda
Conveners:  Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara and Erich Hoyt
 
12:00 PM   Lunch
1:00 PM Panel 2:  How Are Marine Mammals Being Managed in the Small MPAs
Convener:  Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho
 
2:30 PM   Afternoon Tea
3:00 PM Panel 3: How Are Marine Mammals Being Managed in the Large MPAs
Convener:  Tundi Agardy 
 
4:30 PM Panel 4:  Regional Issues
Convener:  Austrailan Government Department of the Environment
 
6:00 PM BREAK
6:30 PM Cocktail Reception:  Horizons Bar - Stamford Grand

Monday, 10 November 2014

  Ballroom 1 Ballroom 2 Ballroom 3 Ballroom
4 & 5
8:00 AM   Arrival Coffee & Tea
8:30 AM Panel 5:  Public Engagement:  Guidelines on Effective Management Strategies  
Convener:  Brad Barr
 
10:00 AM   Morning Tea
10:30 AM Workshop 1:  Marine Spatial Planning  
Convener:  Tundi Agardy
Workshop 2:  Regional Cooperation
Convener:  Mike Donoghue
Workshop 3:  Wildlife Interpretation Centres:  Connecting with marine mammal habitats
Convener:  Mike Bossley and Erich Hoyt
 
12:30 PM   Lunch
1:30 PM Workshop 1:  Marine Spatial Planning (cont)
Convener:  Tundi Agardy
Workshop 4:  Protecting Spinner Dolphin Resting Areas
Convener:  Lars Bejder
Workshop 5:  Marine Mammal Tourism Workshop
Convener:  Austrailan Government Department of the Environment
 
3:30 PM   Afternoon Tea
3:45 PM Workshop 6:  Making very large MMPAs work for Marine Mammal Conservation
Convener:  Oscar Ramirez
Workshop 7:  Developing a Programme of Work for the Successful Implementation of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) - Part 1
Conveners:  Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Erich Hoyt, Mike Tetley, Kristin Kaschner
Workshop 8:  Citizen Science and important Marine Mammal Areas
Convener:  Mike Bossley
 
6:00 PM BREAK
7:00 PM Public Event presented by Erich Hoyt  
includes talk by Tony Flaherty (AMLRNRM) "Dolphins on our doorstep - "The Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary" 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

  Ballrooms 1- 3 Ballroom 4 & 5
8:00 AM   Arrival Coffee & Tea
8:30 AM Workshop 9:  Examining the Unique Threats in MMPAs in Heavily Developed Coastlines
Convener:  Rob Williams
Workshop 7:  Developing a Programme of Work for the Successful Implementation of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) - Part 2
Conveners:  Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Erich Hoyt, Mike Tetley, Kristin Kaschner
 
11:00 AM   Morning Tea
11:30 AM Delegates Break- Chairs prepare reports for Plenary
 
12:30 PM   Lunch
1:30 PM Plenary:  Report Out
 
2:30 PM   Afternoon Tea
2:45 PM Plenary:  Report Out (cont)
 
4:00 PM Closing Plenary
 
4:30 PM BREAK
5:30 PM Dolphin Watch and Dinner 

Please Note: The program is correct as at time of publication, and is subject to change. 

In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Organising Committee reserves the right to delete or alter items in the conference program without prior notice. 

The views expressed by individuals or organisations at this conference do not necessarily represent the views of ICMMPA or the sponsors.