ABOUT

about the whales & climate
change program

Many whale populations are now in the process of recovering following over- exploitation by the whaling industry. Climate change is one of the next biggest challenges that whales are facing. We have put together an international, multidisciplinary team from AustraliaSouth Africa and South America to address this problem in understanding the present and future of whales. This is the largest project of its kind focused on whales and climate.

THE RESEARCH PROJECT

This research project establishes a fundamental understanding of how changing ocean conditions are influencing the recovery of humpback whale populations and develop adaptation scenarios for advancing whale conservation, policies and programs. It will also lay the path for future research on other baleen species.

the research runs under 4 major themes

WHALE ECOLOGY

OCEAN PROCESSES

MARINE BIOGEOCHEMISTRY

FUTURE CLIMATE 

This research program establishes a fundamental understanding of how changing ocean conditions are influencing the recovery of humpback whale populations and develop adaptation scenarios for advancing whale conservation policies and programs under climate change.

RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS

Become a research organisation in our program. If you would like to contribute data, work with us on parts of the research program or help to further advance the program into new areas, please contact us. A number of organisations have joined the program. You can find our research organisations here.