The objectives of the network are to:
  • Promote best practices for regional marine mammal stranding response and rehabilitation
  • Provide assistance to establish and develop in-situ regional country stranding networks
  • Provide a platform for relevant and comparable data and information sharing among network stakeholders
  • Provide assistance for stranding response and rehabilitation capacity building, including but not limited to regional and national organisation, infrastructure, equipment and personnel training
  • Serve as a central information repository and exchange resource for regional stakeholders, including subject matter experts, effective protocols, planning, equipment sourcing, as well as response and rehabilitation training materials
  • Facilitate collaborations to enhance stranding resources, and promote research/publication opportunities on marine mammals in the region
  • Promote regional marine mammal stranding awareness in public, private and governmental sectors as well as enhance public participation in reporting events and support stranding responders