A special social program has been set up by the Organizers. It is an important part of the event itself; it creates the opportunity for delegates from different countries to talk together and share their experience outside the scientific sessions.

Welcome Cocktail: a Welcome Cocktail will be held on Monday, November 7, 2011 following the plenary session.

Gala Dinner: the Gala Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the Fort Saint Louis.
The Fort Saint Louis is located in Fort de France. These fortifications, linked to the French-Anglo rivalry of the colonial era, were built in 1640 under the instigation of the Governor of Baas. The Fort was classified as a historical monument in 1973 and today is home to the French West Indies Naval forces.

Side Events :
1. Southern Ocean non-lethal whale Research Partnership, SORP Australia
2. Ship Strikes, REPCET

Field Trips :
» Water excursions will be proposed such as:

  • Catamaran excusions to discover the South coast
  • Catamaran excursion to Cap Salomon
  • Sailboat excursion to Cap Enragé
  • Scuba diving

» Land excursions will be proposed including
Nature reserves, villages, visits to monuments and
local food specialty tasting sessions

  • Sacré Coeur de Balata
  • Emerald Nature Reserve
  • Balata’s gardens
  • Morne-Rouge Village
  • Tropical forest
  • Depaz Distillery