Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Registration opens for the 13th International Seabird Group Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 2016

Registration for the 13th International Seabird Group Conference is now open.  The conference will be held over 6-9 September 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland in the John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, which is located close to the Scottish Parliament and the Royal Mile and set in the shadow of Arthur's Seat at Holyrood Park.  The conference will commence in traditional fashion with a plenary lecture and reception on the evening of 6 September. Three days of talks on current topics in seabird biology and ecology will follow, including further plenary talks.  Confirmed plenary speakers so far include Tony Martin (South Georgia Heritage Trust/University of Dundee), Emmanuelle Cam (Universite de Toulouse) and Tim Birkhead (University of Sheffield).

Conference registration costs UK£ 225 (up to 15 April) or UK£ 275 thereafter and includes a welcome drinks reception, poster reception and lunch and coffee on all days.Abstracts for oral and poster presentations should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 April 2016.  Include title, author(s), 200-word abstract and indicate a preference for an oral or poster presentation.  Registration for the conference is required before submitting an abstract; please include your conference registration code at the time of submission.

Further details will be published, including on accommodation and travel, as they become available on the conference website.  Additional activities to be announced in due course will include dedicated early career events, as well as a post-conference excursion involving a cruise around Bass Rock – the largest Northern Gannet Morus bassanus colony in the world.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 16 January 2016

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