The European Association for Aquatic Mammals
The European Association for Aquatic Mammals (E.A.A.M.) was founded in 1972 at a meeting at the Dolfinarium of Harderwijk, the Netherlands. The E.A.A.M. is an organisation of people interested in marine mammals in human care, in a zoological environment or in the wild, and includes veterinarians, biologists, zoo and marine park directors and managers, trainers (husbandry professionals), researchers, students and other persons who devote a significant amount of time to the welfare of marine mammals through research, medical care, training, education, conservation, management and related activities.
The objectives of the E.A.A.M. are:
1. To promote the free exchange of knowledge and further scientific progress pertaining to research, medical care, training, education, conservation, management and other aspects of aquatic mammals.
2. To provide an organisation for individuals who devote a significant amount of their professional activity to research, medical care, training, education, conservation, management and other aspects in the aquatic mammal field and to offer information on these aspects to the whole membership.
3. To advance, by continued study, the theoretical basis for the maintaining of aquatic mammals in human care and/or a zoological environment and to promote the application of the results of this work to practical methods of husbandry.
The 2013 EAAM Symposium in Nuremberg, Germany
41th Annual Symposium of the
European Association for Aquatic Mammals
15th to 18th of March, 2013, Nuremberg, Germany.
Zoo Nuremberg is hosting the 41st Annual EAAM Symposium from the 15th to the 18th of March 2013. The Conference Hotel will be the HILTON Nuremberg located only a few kilometres from the Zoo and the city centre.
How to Register Your EAAM Membership
As of the start of 2011, the brand new EAAM member area is open for registrations from existing and new EAAM members. The registration is a simple process that won't take you more than a few minutes. Simply click here, fill in your details, then on the next page select your Membership level. Your account will be created, and if you have not already paid your membership fees for 2011, you will be sent the details required to pay your dues via bank transfer. The ability to pay online will hopefully return in the near future. Upon receiving your payment or once it has been checked that you have no outstanding payments, you will receive notification that your account with the EAAM website has been verified. You may then access the Member Area, gaining access to a growing document library, the membership directory as well as the EAAM discussion forum. To learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of EAAM, visit the Membership page.