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Topics of WSU Conference Call, 28 June 2017

Patrick Jodice, Chair

  • New Chair for Communications, Sjúrður Hammer, introduced.
  • Exploring efforts to post species accounts of seabirds from various sources to
  • Reviewed the bid process used for selecting host of WSC3 and discussed ways to improve the process moving forward
  • Discussed forming a subcommittee for WSC3 that would focus on keeping the conference GREEN
  • WSU Chair and local host (Australasian Seabird Group) will begin recruiting for members of WSC3 committees in the next month
  • WSU Board discussed the role that special interest working groups may play in the WSU moving forward. Board will develop a process for vetting and monitoring activity of such groups.

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These notes are intended to provide a brief review of the topics discussed during conference calls of the WSU Board and Member Societies. More detailed minutes are available at but only after they are approved during subsequent conference calls.

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The World Seabird Union's mission is to place seabird research, management, and conservation into a worldwide perspective. Our vision is to aid in creating global partnerships that will continue into the future by sharing research, knowledge, and ideas on a global level


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