The first working group meeting was held prior to the Society of Marine Mammalogy 22nd Biennial Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Saturday 21st October 2017. This was immediately followed by the first public workshop on Sunday 22nd October 2017. A public report summarising the proceedings of both meetings can be downloaded here.
The second working group meeting was held at Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 23-25 October 2018. The focus of this meeting was on the integration of acoustic data with visual line transect data.
The third working group meeting was held prior to the World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona on 5th and 6th December 2019. This was immediately followed by the second public workshop on Saturday 7th December 2019, which was organised as a pre-conference workshop. A public report summarising the proceedings of both meetings can be downloaded here.
The final public workshop of the project will be held as part of the SMM conference workshop series in 2021.
Team/working group meetings to discuss workshop recommendations and team progress will be held annually until the project concludes in 2021.