One of the most effective ways to carry out the Consortium mission is to hold annual meetings at which research, new techniques, management strategies, and other facets of right whale conservation are shared and discussed. The Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium is the only annual event during which all stakeholders have the opportunity to gather and exchange ideas and information, and therefore we view this meeting as an invaluable resource to the management and conservation of this species.
The next annual meeting of the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium will be held at the New Bedford Whaling Museum November 17-18, 2009.
The Annual Meeting begins each year with the Business Meeting. During this meeting, vacant Board positions are filled, the membership hears updates from various management teams, and discussions about the role the Consortium as an entity does and can play in right whale conservation and management take place.
The Business Meeting is followed by two days of research, management, conservation, and education presentations. Attendance at the meeting is encouraged and there is not a requirement to present to attend.