1 Mar

6th educational workshop of M.E.E.R. e.V. at the ECS conference 2018!

Berlin, March 2018.

We proudly announce that M.E.E.R. e.V. offers its 6th workshop in a row on the annual conference of the European Cetacean Society (ECS). It is an educational full-day workshop in the series „Communicating marine mammal science to the general public“, bringing together enthusiastic people in the field of marine mammals and education. This year’s subject is “Plastic litter and marine mammals: how communication can properly address the issue”. We will focus on the growing problem of plastic litter (macro and micro plastic) in the marine environment representing a great threat to marine mammals as well as on approaches to communicate the problem and to address solutions. The workshop is organised by Volker Smit (M.E.E.R. e.V., Germany) and his colleague Dr. Luigi Bundone (Archipelagos ambiente e sviluppo, Italy). The workshop is open to all, especially suitable for researchers, educators, science teachers, students and the media.

You are welcome!

All details, contacts, aims and abstract of the workshop agenda can be found here:


During the annual conference of the ECS experts of different fields present new scientific results and conservation efforts of marine mammals. The 2018 Annual Conference of the ECS will be held at La Spezia (Italy) on April 8th -10 th 2018, workshops will take place on April 6th – 7th 2018 just prior to the main conference. This year’s conference theme will be “Marine Conservation – Forging Effective Strategic Partnerships”. More information on the conference and the conference program can be found here: