Typical Itenary of a Practical Course


Day 1 Fly to Tenerife, arrival on La Gomera

Day 2 Welcome, introduction and presentation of the schedule

Day 3 Whale watching research trip (4h)

Day 4 whale watching research trip (4h)

Day 5 Working meeting 1

Day 6 Whale watching research trip (4h)

Day 7 Working meeting 2

Day 8 Leisure time

Day 9 Whale watching research trip (4h)

Day 10 Whale watching research trip (4h)

Day 11 Working meeting 3

Day 12 Whale watching research trip (4h), Working Meeting 4

Day 13 Whale watching research day trip (8h)

Day 14 Meeting: summary, feedback

Day 15 Flight home


The working meetings


Working Meeting 1:

“Cetaceans off La Gomera – an Introduction” (Power Point presentation).

Behavioural research: sampling methods, behavioural states vs. behavioural events, ethograms, studying human-cetacean interactions, literature


Working Meeting 2:

“Whale Watching – Chances & Challenges” (Power Point presentation)

Research project M.E.E.R. La Gomera: boat-related behaviours, sighting categorisation, data bank structure, data handling, literature


Working Meeting 3:

Practical work: entering sighting data into the data base, working with sea charts, interpreting observations, etc. (varies)


Working Meeting 4:

Further work on the data, summarising discussion and interpretation of own observations, comparison with other studies, etc.


The accomodation


You will be accomodated in tourist class apartments(2-bed-rooms). Usually – depending on availability – we rent those apartments which are represented here

“Apartamentos Yasmina” are situated in La Palomera, between Borbalán und Vueltas, quiet and with a view on the gardens and the surroundings. Two Apartments withtwo bedrooms each are located on the first floor. All apartments are equipped with a dining area, two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. A small balconyoffers a good view. The large roof-deck, equipped with chairs and a table, can be used at every time. From here, you have a fantastic surrounding view.

A separated single/double apartment may be available at a special rate.


Apartamentos Yasmina