“*Estimating Marine Mammal Abundance from Line Transect Surveys*” Workshop
at *SOLAMAC*, 26th -27th  November 2016, Valparaiso, Chile

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming workshop
Marine Mammal Abundance from Line Transect Surveys*" to be held on the
Latin American Society of Aquatic Mammal Experts (*SOLAMAC*) meeting in
Valparaiso, Chile on the 26th and 27th of November 2016.

The principal instructor will be Prof Philip Hammond (University of St
Andrews) http://soi.st-andrews.ac.uk/staffProfile.aspx?sunID=psh2

This workshop will introduce participants to the methods used to estimate
the abundance of marine mammals, especially cetaceans. Methodology will be
presented in a statistical framework but the focus will be on practical
application of the methods and analysis of the data, and on understanding
and dealing with potential biases that arise from applying the methodology
in practice.

Participants will spend much of the time doing practical exercises and will
learn to use the analytical software DISTANCE for line transect sampling
analysis. On successful completion of the workshop, participants will be
able to design, execute and analyse data from line transect surveys and
understand how results can be used to inform conservation and management.

More details about the program can be found at the website

*Registration deadline: 31th October 2016.*

*Registration: *through the SOLAMAC website http://solamac2016.com/
congress/inscripciones/ <http://solamac2016.com/congress/>


*Price:* US$50 for students; US$70 for professionals

For any further information, please contact us at (n...@st-andrews.ac.uk./
ga...@st-andrews.ac.uk )

Looking forward to see you in Chile

Nadya C. Ramirez-Martinez
PhD Student
Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU)
University of St. Andrews, Scotland
M Sc. Eramus Mundus Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
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