MDPI – JMSE Webinar | Advanced Research Techniques for Cetacean Conservation

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il 22 maggio p.v. la Prof.ssa Alberta Mandich coordinerà il MDPI – JMSE Webinar su “Advanced Research Techniques for Cetacean Conservation”.

Di seguito si riporta la lettera di invito con il link per l’iscrizione all’evento

Dear Colleague,

You are invited to a free webinar organised by MDPI and JMSE.

Date: 22 May 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. CEST | 3:00 a.m. EDT | 3:00 p.m. CST Asia

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.

Cannot attend? Register anyway and we will let you know when the recording is available to watch.

Webinar Chairs and Speakers:

  • Dr. Alberta Mandich (Chair), Interuniversity Consortium of Structural and Systems Biology (INBB), Rome, Italy.
  • Dr. Matteo Sanguineti, INFN, Sezione di Genova, Genova, Italy; Department of Physics, University of Genova, Genova, Italy.
  • Dr. Guido Gnone, Acquario di Genova, Genova, Italy; Fondazione Acquario di Genova ONLUS, Genova, Italy.
  • Dr. Roberto Carlucci, Department of Biology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy.

What is it about?

Protecting cetaceans has become more important since we learned about their ecological role, and environmental policies have focused on finding solutions to protect the sea and counteract climate change. Cetaceans are ecosystem engineers that are able to modify habitats, increasing species richness and marine productivity. They are sentinels of the marine environment and maintain the health of the environment in which they live. Furthermore, whales are able to mitigate climate change by increasing oceans’ productivity and accumulating carbon in their bodies. However, worldwide cetacean populations are exposed to numerous climate change effects, as well as acoustic and chemical pollution.

Currently, researchers employ a wide range of visual and acoustic platforms to monitor marine mammals, including very high-resolution satellite imagery, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence.  These techniques have strengths and weaknesses and, in the future, collaborations and data sharing between scientists will be especially relevant. In this webinar, the most recent Mediterranean Sea data collected using classical methods will be presented, and technical advances and further improvements will be discussed.

Interested in contributing?

The following Special Issue is open for submission:

Advanced Research Techniques for Cetacean Conservation
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 July 2023

Do not hesitate to send in your article.

We are looking forward to your participation.

If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact

Best wishes,

JMSE Webinar Secretariat

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