The CRRU has enjoyed a wide range of partnerships/collaborations over the past 25 years, including long-term relationships with many of the following organisations/institutions:

  • Ongoing studies with the Universities of Aberdeen, St. Andrews, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Dublin, Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society and Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

  • Collaboration with the Scottish Marine Animals Strandings Scheme with incidental cetacean strandings in Scotland

  • MPhil, MRes and PhD studentships co-supervised in collaboration with the Universities of Exeter, Bangor, Aberdeen, Leeds, Heriot-Watt, Strathclyde, Southampton, London, Portsmouth, St Andrews, Herriot-Watt and Nottingham

  • Members of the UK Marine Animal Rescue Coalition (MARC), providing specialist training and advice for other marine mammal rescue organisations in the UK and elsewhere in the world

  • Radio-tracking studies with the Whale Museum of Madeira (Portugal), Cascadia Research Collective (Canada) and Wildlife Computers (USA)

Collaborators in 2022/23:

  • Universities: Exeter, Aberdeen, Heriot Watt

  • UK NGO's: Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society, Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust, IFAW, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), Sea Watch Foundation, British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) and Scottish SPCA

  • International NGO's: Project Rugvin, Cascadia Research Collective

  • Others: SMASS, HM Coastguard, Scottish Creel Fishermen's Federation, Dutch Maritime Productions, BBC Natural History Unit

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