Marine Mammal Tool Kit 3 Day Workshop

Dates: June 3-5, 2014
Location: Carriage House, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Paul Jepson – Zoological Society of London (UK)


Tracey Goldstein – University of California, Davis

Ellen Hines – San Francisco State University


Sarah Wilkin – NOAA


Katia Groch – Universidade de Sao Paulo (Brazil)


Michael Moore – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Antonio Fernandez – Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)

Claire Simeone – NOAA/The Marine Mammal Center


Brian Sharp – International Fund for Animal Welfare


Katie Moore – International Fund for Animal Welfare

Peter Thomas – Marine Mammal Commission

Mridula Srinivasan – NOAA

David Mattilla  - NOAA

Marcy Uhart – University of California, Davis

Frances Gulland – Marine Mammal Commission/The Marine Mammal Center

Paul Calle – Wildlife Conservation Society

Mauricio Ulloa Encina – SERNAPESCA (Chile)


The purpose of this meeting is to bring together key marine mammal experts to better understand the need for minimum standards in international marine mammal stranding response (live and dead) (MMSR) and disentanglement identify past MMSR training challenges, and   define  our approach in developing and producing minimum standards for MMSR and discuss effective approaches to implement these practices. 

Workshop Objectives: 

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the context and components of the training “problem” with MMSR
  • Define the purpose and goals of this project
  • Identify and characterize the target audience(s) for training
  • Define/Agree on minimum standards needed for each context and audience
  • Agree on training objectives for each standard and audience
  • Agree on a process for evaluating existing resources for training
  • Develop an example detailed curriculum
  • Identify clear next steps and responsibilities


Problem statement for MMSR toolkit/training

Training objectives for each target audience and context

 Clearly defined goals for group’s work

 Recommended delivery mechanism for each audience/skill

 Target audience characterization for training

 An example detailed curriculum for MMSR



Day 1 – Tuesday, June 3

09:00 – 09:30 am     

Welcome and Introductions(Michael Moore)

09:30 – 10:00 am      

Review of context – identification of training challenges and purpose for this project (NOAA)


10:00 am – 12:00 pm        

Incorporating field perspectives:  further defining how this work will address the training  problems we are seeing in the field worldwide (includes break)


12:00 – 01:00 pm


01:00 – 02:00 pm

Project purpose and goals

02:00 – 03:00 pm

Characterizing our target audiences for training

03:00 – 03:15


03:15 – 05:30 pm

Introduce Minimum standards for each context and audience

05:30 pm

Brief reflection/closing


Day 2 – Wednesday, June 4

09:00 – 09:30 am     

Welcome back, review of previous day


09:30 – 10:30 am      

Finalizing minimum standards for each audience

10:30 am – 10:45 am    


10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Report out and feedback on minimum standards

12:00 – 04:15 pm

Training objectives for each audience (Working lunch and break included)

04:15 - 05:30 pm

Report out and feedback on training objectives

05:30 pm

Brief reflection/closing


Day 3 – Thursday, June 5

09:00 – 09:15 am     

Welcome back, review of previous day


09:15 – 10:00 am      

Develop process for evaluating existing resources

10:00  – 10:15 am    


10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Reviewing existing materials

12:00 – 01:00 pm


01:00 - 03:00 pm

Reviewing existing materials, continued

03:00 – 03:15 pm  


03:15 – 05:00

Report-back - next steps, roles and responsibilities

05: 00 – 05:30

Workshop closing and evaluations

Last updated: September 11, 2014