ABOUT THE SMM
"Join us in shaping the future of marine mammal conservation and research at the landmark 25th Biennial Conference in Perth, Australia. Emerging from the challenges of COVID, this conference presents a unique opportunity to re-engage our global community and drive positive change in culture and conservation."
- Simon Goldsworthy, SMM President
The Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) was founded in San Francisco during the 4th Biennial Conference in 1981 and is the largest global organization of individuals interested in marine mammal research and conservation.
The mission of the SMM is to promote the global advancement of marine mammal science and contribute to its relevance and impact in education, science, conservation and management.
The SMM holds its conference every two years to promote science, collaboration, and improve the quality of research on marine mammals around the globe. The 25th Biennial Conference will be held in Perth, Western Australia at the Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre from November 11 to 15, 2024.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
The Society for Marine Mammalogy is dedicated to enhancing diversity in its membership, leadership, and readership. The society recognizes that the field of marine mammal science is only strengthened by the participation of people representing all ages, career stages and professional status, races, national, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, and physical abilities.