ABOUT THE SMM
"SMM2021 marks 40 years since the creation of our Society. In those four decades we have made amazing scientific discoveries, advanced technology, and tackled an ever growing list of conservation challenges. In Florida, we launch our next 40 years of growth and discovery and celebrate all the incredible work being done by our global community."
- Charles Littnan, 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 24th biennial conference will be held in Palm Beach, Florida at the Palm Beach Convention Center (as well as virtually!) in August 2022.
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.