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2022 Ropeless Consortium Annual Meeting

Meeting information for the 2022 Ropeless Consortium Annual Meeting will post here when available. 

Meeting Resources

Agenda and Abstracts


Meeting Summary Notes


Registration for the 2022 Meeting will open in early summer 2022.  

The meeting is closed to members of the press. 

Abstract Submission

The Consortium Board will open abstract submission for presentations at the 2022 Annual Meeting in early summer 2022. Participants wishing to present at the 2022 Annual Meeting must submit an abstract for review. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and should be formatted as shown HERE . Submission should be completed online. Those who have previously presented at the Annual meetings will be asked to briefly describe the significance of new work to be presented. Additionally, multiple participants from an organization will be asked to describe the significant differences in their work.

Please complete and submit the abstract submission form HERE. Please be sure to indicate your topic preference on the submission form.

Please see important information for presenters HERE.

Code of Conduct

The Ropeless Consortium is dedicated to providing a positive and productive conference experience for all attendees. To that end, we expect meeting attendees to abide by our Code of Conduct.

Videotaping, audiotaping, and photography of and during the Ropeless Consortium Annual Meeting are prohibited.

Press Policy

The Ropeless Consortium meeting is closed to members of the media. While we respect and appreciate the importance of media on right whale issues, many of the presentations are of works in progress that are being shared in confidence among colleagues. It would be detrimental to the study, the researchers, and the whales if the results of work in progress appeared in the media prior to their publication in a scientific journal. The meeting represents a forum for free exchange of information and ideas between fishermen and associations, scientists and conservationists from academia, governments and NGOs. If there were media present, this open discussion would not be possible for some participants. We are willing to provide contact information of experts in the field to the media for direct contact outside the context of this meeting. We appreciate your understanding.