An Overview of CCAMLR-39
The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) convenes annually a group of meetings consisting of two key sessions: The Scientific Committee meeting; and the annual meetings of the Commission. Both meetings are typically held in four official languages using in-person Simultaneous Interpretation.
CCAMLR-39 was the first time the organisation had held such a complex set of meetings virtually. They faced three critical challenges:
CCAMLR collaborated with Congress Rental to create a custom solution that met their needs consisting of four parts:
CCAMLR held the meetings virtually on the Congress Rental Remote Interpretation Platform to securely deliver high-quality, encrypted video and audio streams to online participants in 40 different countries across the world.
Captioning and Recording
Congress Rental assessed multiple live captioning solutions and implemented high-quality, low-latency captioning. Congress Rental also recorded all meeting sessions with redundant hardware.
Before each session, Congress Rental technical producers tested the audio quality of each speaker and interpreter. The technicians were also responsible for troubleshooting and recovering any HoDs connection issues.
Congress Rental trained all speakers, staff, and interpreters on the platform to ensure that the meetings ran smoothly. In total, Congress Rental gave over 65 hours of speaker training and more than 80 hours of interpreter training over eight weeks.
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unique users during the event
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"I'd like to thank you and the Congress team for a super job in very challenging circumstances with very long working hours. The meeting was a success only because of the excellent preparation, rehearsals, training etc that you all helped develop and deliver."
- David Agnew (Executive Secretariat CCAMLR) October 2020