World Marine Mammal Conference

Together for Science and Conservation

Conference registration now CLOSED!

The global response to the World Marine Mammal Conference has been extraordinary. We have reached our absolute maximum capacity of 2,500 attendees before our 5 December registration deadline. Our top priority is to ensure the safety and quality of experience for all WMMC19 participants. Therefore, we must curtail any further registrations for the Conference.

Thank you for your understanding!

A waiting list has been set-up in order to accept additional participants, IF any cancellations occur. Please contact if you would like to be included in this waiting list.

7-8 December 2019 - Pre-Conference Workshops
9-12 December 2019 - Conference

Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

About the Conference

In December 2019, the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) and the European Cetacean Society (ECS) will jointly host the World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Our local organizers are SUBMON and the University of Barcelona.

Our goal is to bring together scientists, managers, policy-makers, educators and students from across the globe to discuss the world’s most exciting science and most pressing conservation issues.

The World Marine Mammal Conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue in order to foster international collaborations that will impact our understanding of marine mammal science and conservation.


To make your trip to Barcelona and checking in at WMMC’19 is as smooth as possible, be sure to review our helpful list of this to know before you head out for WMMC’19!

The World Marine Mammal Conference also encourages all participants to consider their carbon footprint while traveling to Barcelona, and applauds any actions taken to offset that impact.  Our Societies do not endorse any particular plan, and support participants investigating actions that are best for them.  The Centro de Convenciones Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) was chosen as our conference venue because of its environmental certificate of sustainability. To reduce Conference carbon emissions, we will not be printing the entire program, but will instead offer a small pocket guide, and your welcome package will contain a coffee mug that can be used throughout the conference.

We look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona this December!

Abstract Submissions


Check out the detailed scientific program to review the exciting presentations that will be presented at WMMC’19!


Registration is now officially CLOSED!

Due to overwhelming interest, we are pleased to announce that we have reached the maximum capacity with a total of 2,500 attendees coming from more than 95 different countries, “Together For Science and Conservation“!

Pre-Conference Workshops


Workshop registration is now closed! 

Check out the workshop at a glance!



View the detailed scientific program online by clicking HERE!


Click HERE or search “WMMC19” in the App Store to download the conference app on your Apple or Android device.  To access the app, please use the password “WMMC19“.


Download a PDF version of the WMMC’19 Program HERE!

WMMC'19 Schedule At A Glance


Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona
Plaça de Willy Brandt, 11-14, 08019
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Barcelona is a Mediterranean city with over 2,000 years of rich and vibrant cultural life and a Biosphere World Class Destination certification for its commitment to sustainability.

Click the map below to view the conference centre in Google Maps.

How do I login to the conference software?

To access the conference software (e.g. workshop registration or purchase merchandise), you will need to sign-in via ECS or SMM. Click here for instructions on how to login to the conference system.

Please be sure to use the same account (i.e. SMM member, ECS member or non-member) to manage your abstract and register for the conference. 


If you have already logged into the conference system as a Non-Member you can still sign-up for membership with either society to receive a reduce ‘Members’ registration fee. Use the same email address to sign up or renew your membership as you did to create your Non-Member profile and the system will automatically update your account information for you once you sign back into the conference system.

Have a question about the conference?

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