Welcome to Whale Wise

Our network
current focus

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