Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel Meetings

WGWAP Panel Meetings

The WGWAP holds at least one full meeting each calendar year. The meetings are attended by the full Panel, representatives from SEIC and scientists under contract to SEIC, as well as observers from environmental NGOs and international financial institutions.

At each meeting, the Panel reviews a number of technical documents relating to research and monitoring activities, ongoing conservation efforts and mitigation and management efforts relating to the Sakhalin-2 development.

The report of the Panel at each meeting includes a number of recommendations and other advice concerning future research priorities and management and mitigation measures to enhance protection of the whales (see Recommendations).

Milestones of Events

  • 2 October 2006 - WGWAP established
  • 9-11 November 2006 - WGWAP 1 in Prangins, Switzerland
  • 15-18 April 2007 - WGWAP 2 in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 10-13 November 2007 - WGWAP 3 in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 22-25 April 2008 - WGWAP 4 in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2-6 December 2008 - WGWAP 5 in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 21-24 April 2009 - WGWAP 6 in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 11-14 December 2009 - WGWAP 7 in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 16-18 April 2010 - WGWAP 8 in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 4-6 December 2010 - WGWAP 9 in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 13-15 May 2011 - WGWAP 10 in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 12-14 February 2012 - WGWAP 11 in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 5-7 November 2012 - WGWAP 12 in Busan, Republic of Korea
  • 15-17 May 2013 - WGWAP 13 in Tokyo, Japan
  • 29 September - 1 October 2014 - WGWAP 14 in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
  • 8-9 December 2014 - WGWAP 15, virtual Panel teleconference
  • 27-29 April 2015 - WGWAP Working Meeting in Gland, Switzerland
  • 22-24 November 2015 - WGWAP 16 meeting (venue to be confirmed)