World Marine Mammal Conference

Together for Science and Conservation

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

Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Pre-Conference Workshops


Workshop were a huge success! Special thanks to all workshop organizers!

Check out the workshop at a glance!

Conference Attendees

Over 2,731 attendees registered for the conference!

Due to overwhelming interest, we reached the maximum capacity with a over 2,700 attendees coming from more than 95 different countries, “Together For Science and Conservation“!

Conference Presentations

203 Orals  /  412 speedtalks  /  1021 posters

To download a PDF of all conference abstracts presented at WMMC’19, click HERE!

About the Conference

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

Our goal was 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. Due to overwhelming interest, we reached the maximum capacity 2,731 registered attendees coming from more than 95 different countries, “Together For Science and Conservation“!

The World Marine Mammal Conference offered 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.

The World Marine Mammal Conference also encouraged all participants to consider their carbon footprint while traveling to Barcelona, and applauds any actions taken to offset that impact.  Both 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.

Thank you to everyone who participated in WMMC! Together, we made it a huge success!

Not able to attend WMMC’19? Watch the plenary sessions to see what you missed!


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.

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