The objective of SOCER is to provide Commissioners (in response to Resolution 2000-7), members of the Scientific Committee and other interested parties with a non-technical periodic summary of events, developments and conditions in the marine environment that are relevant to cetaceans. Such developments might range from unusual mortalities to new legislation protecting marine habitats. The information provided is based exclusively on published scientific papers and other authoritative reports.
SOCER is compiled on an annual basis, with pre-selected regions to be treated each year. These regions include: Mediterranean and Black Seas; North and South Atlantic; North and South Pacific; Indian Ocean; Arctic; Southern Ocean. Each report also contains a brief Global section along with a glossary of technical terms and species names. Past reports are available to download below.
|2003||Atlantic Ocean, Black Sea and Mediterranean||SOCER2003.pdf|
|2004||North and South Pacific||SOCER2004.pdf|
|2005||Arctic and Southern Ocean||SOCER2005.pdf|
|2007||Black Sea and Mediterranean||SOCER2007.pdf|
|2009||North and South Pacific||SOCER2009.pdf|
|2011||Antarctic (Southern) Ocean||SOCER2011.pdf|
The report, whilst adopted by the Scientific Committee, is largely the work of the following editors, who should be contacted directly if you have any questions or comments.
Dept. of Marine Biology
University of Vienna
Althanstrasse 14, A-1090
Humane Society International
2100 L Street, N.W.
Department of Environmental Science and Policy
George Mason University
|Email: email@example.com||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Email: email@example.com|