Invited participation in conferences, seminars, and workshops

If you are planning a conference or a workshop about marine mammals and you are interested in the participation of members of the BDRI please contact us by email:


The director of the BDRI Dr. Bruno Díaz López (ResearchGate Profile Here), is a scientist with more than 20 years of experience as a cetacean researcher worldwide. He has published over 70 scientific articles in international journals and conferences and has delivered a number of lectures and public talks on marine mammal research and conservation, and he has been invited to give presentations at meetings, workshops and seminars.


Here are some of the most representative ones:


 • Invited speakers (Díaz López B, Methion S, Mosca O) - Conference: "Killer whales, blue whales and other cetaceans in Galicia". Foro dos Recursos Mariños e da Acuicultura das Rías Galegas – XXXII Ciclo Cultivando o Mar. O Grove, Spain, October 9th, 2020.

  • • Invited keynote speaker - Conference: “Cetaceos en aguas gallegas” ForoAcui, Foro dos recursos mariños e da acuicultura das rías galegas. O Grove, Spain October 2020.
  • • Invited keynote speaker - Conference : “Behavioural studies and their importance in cetaceans conservation”. IV Congreso de Animales Marinos University Complutense de Madrid and Balaena, Faculty of Veterinary. Madrid, Spain, 13 April 2018.
  • • Plenary speaker in a seminar: “The importance of cetaceans behavioural-ecology on the conservation and management of coastal ecosystems” organized by the Spanish Marine Research Institute IIM CSIC – Vigo, Spain, 12 January 2018.
  • • Invited keynote speaker – Conference: “La ballena azul en Galicia” XX ForoAcui, Foro dos recursos mariños e da acuicultura das rías galegas. Isla da Toxa, O Grove, Spain 10 October 2017.
  • • Invited speaker in the workshop on cetaceans conservation in Spanish waters organized by the organization Ecologistas en acción. Museo de las ciencias naturales, Valencia, Spain, 1st October 2017.
  • • Plenary speaker in the International workshop on bottlenose dolphin conservation and monitoring in the North-Western Mediterranean Sea in the Villa Méditerranée, Marseille, France. Organized by GDEGeM project, the GIS3M, in partnership with the French marine protected areas agency, the WWF France, the ACCOBAMS and the Pelagos Sanctuary. Marseille, France, 1st December 2015.
  • • Plenary speaker in a seminar about cetaceans research organized by the Irstea - National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture in Bordeaux, French Government. Sestas, France, 8th December 2015.
  • • Invited keynote speaker - Conference: “Behavioural studies and their importance in cetaceans’ research and conservation projects”. University of Santiago de Compostela, Faculty of Biology. Santiago de Compostela, Spain, November 2015.

• Seminar about dolphins research and conservation organized by the Environmental Agency of Abu Dhabi, UEA. Abu Dhabi, UEA November 2015.

• Invited speaker in the workshop organized by the Canary Island Goverment (Cabildo de Gran Canaria) about the Special Protected Areas for dolphins and the potential impact caused by the aquaculture industry. Gran Canaria, Spain, October 2014.

• Speaker in the workshop organized by the European Cetacean Society entlited: Bottlenose dolphins conservation: what we can learn from different resident populations? Lisbon, Portugal, March 2013.

• Speaker in the Latinoamerican meeting of experts on marine mammals. Conference: "Common bottlenose dolphins and aquaculture: co-existence or conflict?" Puerto Madryn, Patagonia Argentina, September 2012.

• Invited speaker in the international conference about marine mammals in Israel. Conference: "Common bottlenose dolphins and marine fin fish farms: co-existence or conflict?" IMMRAC, Tel-aviv, Israel, October 2011.

• Invited speaker - Conference: “Studying bottlenose dolphin populations in the wild ”. University Autonoma of Barcelona, Spain. March 2011.

• Invited speaker – Workshop: “Cetaceans and fisheries on Spanish coasts: interaction or conflict”. CEMACAM, Murcia. Spain, May 2011.

• Invited speaker - Conference: “Monitoring coastal bottlenose dolphin populations”. University Autonoma of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. November 2010.

• Invited speaker - Conference: “Predation and Competition: the impact of aquaculture and fisheries on bottlenose dolphins in Sardinia, Italy.” 17 ème Conférence Internationale sur les Cétacés en Méditerranée. Nice, France, January 2008.

• Invited speaker - Online conference: “Impact of aquaculture on marine mammals”. Aquacet (Peru), December 2008.

• Invited speaker - Conference: " Impact of aquaculture on marine mammals” Parque de las ciencias Granada. Granada, Spain, November 2008

• Invited speaker - Conference: “Whistles characteristics and repertoire of wild bottlenose dolphins in Sardinia Island, Italy.” 16 ème Conférence Internationale sur les Cétacés en Méditerranée, Nice, France, November 2008.

• Invited speaker - Seminar: “Cetaceans and aquaculture: problems and conflicts” 8-10 April 2008. Malaga, Almeria and Granada. Fundation Gypaetus and Ministery of Agriculture and fishery of Andalucia, Spain.

• Invited speaker - Workshop: “Cetaceans & Fisheries in Italy”, ACCOBAMS - MiPAAF. Rome, 10-11 September 2007. Italian Ministery of Agriculture and fishery, Rome, Italy.

• Invited speaker - Seminar: " Interaction between marine mammals and human activities”. 21 September 2006, Pontevedra, Spain.

• Invited speaker - Seminar: “Research on bottlenose dolphin populations in the wild” 11 – 12 December 2004. Faculty of Veterinary, University Complutense of Madrid and Balaena, Spain.

• Invited speaker - Conference: “Research on cetacean populations in the wild”, 18 – 20 August 2001. La Graña Marine Research Center, SGHN and University of Santiago, Ferrol, Spain.

• Seminar: “Marine mammals research”, 5 May 2000, Sperlonga, Italy. World Wide Fund, Italy.

• Invited speaker - Seminar: “Methods of research on cetacean population in nature” for the PhD candidates in Biology. 29 March 2000. Faculty of Biology, University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy.






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