Upcoming Events

We currently have no future events planned. PCoD+ will be presented at the upcoming ONR MMB Annual Review meeting in 2019.

Past Events

March 2017 – We held a closed workshop in Santa Cruz, CA with invited experts, the project team and the project Science Advisory Panel (SAP) members. The objectives were to update the SAP on overall all progress (1 day) and to explore a list of suitable response variables that might inform an assessment of the potential PCOD from Navy activities on marine mammal populations (2 days).

September 2017 – We hosted a 3 day workshop in St Andrews to develop the PCoD decision framework. The objectives of this workshop were to: 1) present the framework developed with example disturbance scenarios, 2) determine the most appropriate PCoD model for different populations and identify highly vulnerable/sensitive populations that are a priority for further development of PCoD models and to 3) determine whether other forms of PCoD model are required/need to be developed.

June 2018 – We held a closed workshop in Philadelphia, PA with invited experts to test the protocol for expert elicitation for PCoD developed as part of this project. The workshop lasted 2 days and was spent with beaked whale experts, eliciting on parameters for an energetics model and exploratory relationships between days of disturbance and vital rates (previously explored as part of the PCoD Lite project).

January 2019 – We held two workshops, back-to-back in San Diego, CA. We held an expert elicitation workshop with blue whale experts to elicit on parameters for an energetics model (Pirotta et al 2017) and exploratory relationships between days of disturbance and vital rates in the species. We followed this with a Science Advsory Panel meeting to update and review project progress.