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Birds and Marine Mammals (EG-BAMM)


The second RAATD meeting took place at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg in Delmenhorst, Germany. The RAATD team has brought together tracking data from 38 biologists from 11 different countries to accumulate the largest animal tracking database in the world, containing information from 15 species, containing over 3,400 individual animals and almost 2.5 million at-sea locations. Huge thanks to the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg for its considerable financial and logistic support, and also for proving the first rate meeting facilities. In particular Doris Meyerdierks for her on-the-ground help and kindness. Additional financial support was provided by SCAR Life Science group, the Alfred Wegner Institute, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and Macquarie University. Horst Bornemann was the local organiser and his efforts were largely responsible for the success of the workshop. 


RAATD's future workshops are already a certainty as the working group of RAATD has secured a French-based grant to fund two workshops a year for the next 2.5 years.