Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel Meetings

WGWAP Panel Meetings

The WGWAP holds two full meetings 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

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