The Southern Right Whale Consortium
Vermeulen E, Charlton C, Burnell S, Carlyon K, Groch K, Rayment W, Rowntree V, Sironi M, Smith J, Watson M
This report details the formation of the Southern Right Whale Consortium (SRWC). The objective of the SRWC is to formalise and facilitate the multi-national collaborations forthcoming of the IWC-SORP Theme 6, as to allow the generation of scientific information on, and management strategies for, southern right whales on a global scale, which would not be achievable by individual research groups. Ultimately, the SRWC aims to improve the conservation status of southern right whales on a global scale. The MoU specifies the ways in which Partners will work collaboratively with each other, and share data, towards the achievement of the aims and objectives of the Consortium. Project and region specific formal data sharing agreements may also be developed and annexed to the broader umbrella MoU.