Virtual World Seabird Week 1 (#VWSW1)

grant-humphriesGrant RW Humphries
  • 15 Oct

ZOOM links will be available online NEXT WEEK at:

Unfortunately we cannot all be together in Tasmania for #WSC3 right now but we can get together virtually to share some seabird science. Please join us when you can at these scheduled discussions, forums, and video premieres.

World of Seabirds
• YouTube premiere & live chat
• Praia Islet, Azores
o Premiere: 15 October, 1500 UTC, and thereafter available at
o Q&A: 22 October, 1500 UTC.
Host: Alexa Piggott (ECS Committee)
Video team: Ben Porter and Hannah Hereward (Cardiff University)

Early Career Scientist Forum
• Live Zoom session (links to be added)
• Early-career scientists: what can the WSU do for you? In this era of social distancing, please join us for a roundtable discussion and share your ideas for how the World Seabird Union can help keep us all connected.
o Host: Juliet Lamb, ECS Chair
o 20 October @ 1500 UTC for Atlantic Time Zones
o TBD for Pacific Time Zones

Twitter Conferences: A Primer!
• Live zoom session (links to be added)
• The WSU has been at the leading edge of hosting twitter conferences and we have learned much over the years. Join a live discussion with one of our twitter conference planners to learn some tips for planning and hosting successful twitter conferences.
o Host: Natalia Rosciano
o 22 October @ 1600 UTC Atlantic Time Zones
o TBD Pacific Time Zones

Chat with the Chair
• Live Zoom Session (links to be added)
• All are invited to an open forum with the Chair of the World Seabird Union. The Chair will provide updates on WSU activities and be available to discuss any topics relevant to the organization, as well as seabird science and conservation!
o Host: Patrick Jodice, WSU Chair
o 18 October @ 2300 UTC for Pacific Time Zones
o 19 October @ 1300 UTC for Atlantic Time Zones

Seabird Sessions
• Live Zoom Session (links to be added)
• Our discussions of seabird science at Seabird Sessions have become very popular and for this event we have another interesting topic lined up. Seabird poop is not only a fertilizer for the oceans, but it has played a MAJOR role in human history! In this special Seabird Session, we’re going to discuss a whole range of exciting and interesting facts about seabird poop! It’s going to be fun, fascinating and fabulous. So please join us for stimulating and entertaining conversations on seabird science.
o Host: Grant Humphries, David Gremillet, and Mariana Chimienti
o 21 October @ 1600 UTC
o 28 October @ 0630 UTC