We aim to promote a harmonious relationship between humans and whales through scientific research and public engagement.
We use novel and exciting methods to monitor the impact of human activity on whale populations.
We share our findings with local communities and the general public, and welcome any feedback on our work.
By engaging the public with our work, we aim to translate our research into conservation action.
Whale Wise is currently exploring the interaction between whales and human activity in Iceland. First, we are working towards a sustainable whale-watching industry in Skjálfandi Bay. We assess the response of blue and humpback whales to whale-watching encounters, with the aim of guiding a suitable conservation plan for both whales and people. Second, through citizen science, we engage with local communities, and fishermen in particular, to understand local whale distribution and the relationship between whales and people in Iceland.
A land of mountains and wilderness, a sea that can feed leviathans
Combining science with local knowledge to foster sustainable whale watching