Where: Scotiabank Centre (See Exhibitor Floor Plan Below)
Hours: Monday/Thursday 10:00-16:30; Tuesday/Wednesday 09:30-16:30
1. Viva Vaquita
¡VIVA Vaquita! is a coalition of like-minded scientists, educators, and conservationists, who strive to increase the attention given to the vaquita, the World’s most endangered marine mammal species. Ultimately, we aim to help save the vaquita from extinction, providing long-term benefits to the Gulf of California, Mexico.
2. Telonics, Inc.
Telonics, Inc is a leader in developing radio, satellite, and GPS systems for marine mammals. Our experience tracking many species under challenging conditions gives us a broad technical knowledge. Telonics can offer a diversity of technological options giving users a choice in selecting correct tool to answer their research question.
3. Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society
Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society (HKDCS) was established in 2003 and it is the only society dedicated to the conservation of cetaceans of Hong Kong. We aim to arouse public awareness on conservation of local cetaceans and also global issues like, captivity and whaling, through scientific research and education.
4. Canadian Whale Institute / Campobello Whale Rescue Team
The Campobello Whale Rescue Team/Canadian Whale Institute, formed in 2002, is a volunteer group of fishermen and biologists trained, experienced and permitted to respond to entangled whales in the Canadian Maritimes. CWI & Saint Mary’s Univ. presents a 10 day summer camp (ages 14-17) on marine mammal conservation and research.
5. Irving Oil Limited
Founded in 1924, Irving Oil is an international refining and marketing company based in Saint John, New Brunswick, with a history of long-term partnerships and relationships. For nearly two decades, Irving Oil has partnered with the New England Aquarium to help protect the North Atlantic Right Whale. Learn more at facebook.com/irvingoil or www.irvingoil.com.
6. Makivik Corporation / Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board
Makivik Corporation is the birthright organization of Nunavik (Northern Quebec) Inuit. It is mandated is to promote, and enhance their cultural, social, and economic well-being and protect their rights and interests established under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. The Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board (NMRWB) The NMRWB is the main instrument of wildlife management in the Nunavik Marine Region and was established by virtue of the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement in 2008. It is responsible for the management of, among other species, beluga, narwhal, walrus, and bowhead whales.
7. JASCO Applied Sciences
JASCO Applied Sciences is a leader in the science of underwater sound and its effects on marine life. We support all stages of environmental assessments of underwater sound for the oil and gas, renewable energy, marine construction, shipping and defence sectors. JASCO designs and manufactures state-of-the- art oceanographic data acquisition systems.
Lotek is a world leader in the design and manufacture of fish and wildlife monitoring telemetry systems. We are proud partners in fish and wildlife research being conducted in hundreds of countries on every continent and in every ocean.
9. CLS America
CLS America provides Argos and Iridium satellite data collection and location services for wildlife tracking, oceanography, and fisheries management. CLS America also offers satellite communication tools such as the Thorium X satellite integrated tablet, Argos Goniometer (recover or actively track Argos tags in the field), and the latest satellite phones.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that help you make better decisions. As your access point into the recent advancements in marine biology, Elsevier provides cutting-edge research from worldwide experts. Explore the latest in research news from leading journals and books and discover our digital solutions on ScienceDirect.
11. Research Casting International
Research Casting International (RCI) is one of the world’s largest providers of Museum Technical Services, which include specimen restoration, specimen mounting, exhibit fabrication and exhibit relocation. The company has been commissioned to perform work for museums around the world and is currently celebrating its 30th year of operation. The company maintains a full compliment of experienced craftsmen and artists who are dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the world’s rarest, precious and most valuable paleontological specimens and artifacts.
Fishtek Marine is an exciting, UK-based company using innovation and engineering expertise to reduce fisheries bycatch through solutions that work for fishermen and the environment. Most relevant to this conference is our work with marine mammals; not only are our acoustic pingers effective, easy to deploy and maintain, and cheap but they are the most technically advanced devices available.
13. Desert Star Systems Llc And Bio-Waves Inc.
Bio-Waves Inc. and Desert Star Systems LLC have collaborated on an ONR project to develop an autonomous PAM system called SonarPoint that is capable of collecting data for localizing sound sources with high precision. Field results and technical information will be presented in our poster (Norris & Flagg) and at the acoustic density estimation workshop.
VEMCO is the world leader in the development of underwater acoustic telemetry monitoring and tracking systems used by researchers worldwide for behaviour, migration and positioning studies of aquatic animals in fresh and saltwater environments. Products include acoustic transmitters; automated receivers for long term behavioural studies; and receivers that deliver high-resolution position information.
15. Wildlife Computers
Wildlife Computers is the leading provider of advanced wildlife telemetry solutions. Propelled by our mission to promote sustainable use of our global environment, we create innovative tags that empower data-driven decisions while providing unique consultations, an unsurpassed quality commitment, and impeccable customer service to get you the data you need. Learn more at WildlifeComputers.com.
16. Ocean Sonics Ltd.
Ocean Sonics designs and manufactures the icListen Smart Hydrophone, part of an innovative passive acoustic monitoring system. The PAM system can function as an acoustic recorder with 2 Tb of storage OR stream real-time calibrated data via cable, from an array of synchronized hydrophones. Use our services for detecting clicks, events and classify, localize and track marine mammals.
17. Sea Mammal Research Unit
The Sea Mammal Research Unit Instrumentation Group (SMRU-IG) is a vibrant Research Group based in the University of St Andrews, Scotland. We collaborate with fellow marine scientists to develop, supply and encourage the use of technology to remotely study the ecology and behaviour of marine mammals and their ocean environment.
18. United States Navy
The U.S. Navy is a leader in marine research and monitoring. Goals of its Marine Species Monitoring Program are to improve understanding of species’ occurrence in areas where the Navy conducts at-sea activities, including use of active sonar and explosives, and the response of species when exposed to those activities.
19. Fisheries And Oceans Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is the leading marine mammal research organization in Canada. DFO’s Center of Expertise in Marine Mammalogy works closely with Universities, co-management groups and non-government organizations to monitor populations, obtain new ecological information, study impacts of shipping noise, industrial development and climate change on marine mammals.
20. Dalhousie University / Ocean Tracking Network
The Marine Affairs Program provides an inquiring and stimulating interdisciplinary learning environment to advance the sustainable use of the world’s diverse coastal and ocean environments. The Ocean Tracking Network is a global aquatic animal tracking, technology development, and partnership platform headquartered at Dalhousie University in Canada.
21. ORCA PERU
ORCA PERU is a non-profit organization based in Lima, dedicated to the research and rescue of marine mammals, monitoring the cumulative effects of human impact through long-term science programs and promoting ocean conservation through animal welfare strategies, internship programs, and education campaigns for the conservation of a healthy marine ecosystem.
22. North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO)
NAMMCO is an international regional body for cooperation on conservation, management and study of cetaceans and pinnipeds in the North Atlantic. The members of NAMMCO - Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Norway - are committed to sustainable and responsible use of all living marine resources, including marine mammals.
23. Oceana/NRCD - Marine Mammal Protection Act Coalition
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Oceana are co-leading a coalition of NGOs to defend the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. NRDC is an international nonprofit environmental organization working to protect the world’s natural resources, public health, and environment.
24. Alucia Productions
We are a non-profit organization operating within the Dalio Ocean Initiative. We conduct pioneering ocean exploration and scientific discovery which we bring to the world through inspirational and educational media. Our goal is to evoke understanding, passion and stewardship of the world’s oceans.
BALYENA.ORG is a non-profit organization from the Philippines whose mission is to support and promote the conservation of marine mammals, as well as other large marine vertebrates and their natural habitats in the Philippines through participatory research, advocacy, education, and capacity development for the empowerment of local communities and stakeholders.
26. National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries is responsible in the U.S. for the stewardship of ocean resources and their habitat. We provide vital services: productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems—all backed by sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management.
30. SMM Student Booth
The SMM Student Affairs Committee and the SMM Student Chapters will have their own booth this year. The booth will serve as a hub for students, where information on student-related conference information and activities can be found, as well as information on how to start an SMM student chapter. It will also provide an opportunity for students to interact with our SAC members, the current Student Members at Large, and our global Student Chapters representatives.