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Coastal Partnerships Network Annual Forum 2018


Coastal Partnerships Network Annual Forum 2018

27th – 28th November
Park Plaza Hotel Cardiff, Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff CF10 3AL


The Coastal Partnerships Network Annual Forum is the national Continuing Professional Development event for Coastal Partnership Officers, members of their Steering Groups or Boards, partner representatives and anyone who works, or is interested in working, in partnership on the coast. It provides up to date information on the latest legislation and key issues affecting or affected by coastal management and helps to showcase different aspects of the work of coastal partnerships to inspire others. It also serves as the key networking event for CPN members and partner organisations, enabling them to build links and benefit from shared experience on a national scale.

This year’s event will be spread over two days, starting with a field visit to the Severn Estuary and followed by an afternoon of speakers representing initiatives that provide new opportunities, from the newly launched Marine Social Sciences Network to the Marine CoLABoration and Living Coast Project.
There will be coastal fora updates from the MPA/EMS network, Coastal Communities Alliance and LGA Coastal SIG, and the chance to hear all the lastest news and activities from Coastal Partnerships around the UK.

Two workshops are featured, one Exploring the Role of the Coast in Health and Wellbeing and a second focusing upon Deeper Stakeholder Engagement in Marine Planning, funded by the EMFF Enhancing Stakeholder Engagement Project. The event is a unique opportunity to share the wealth of experience Coastal Partnerships possess and identify new areas for collaboration and partnership working – don’t miss your chance to attend!

Cost: A fee of £85 (inclusive of booking fee) per delegate includes both days of the conference, the field trip and a networking dinner on the evening of the 27th. This does not cover accommodation.

Book ASAP via Eventbrite to secure your place!

Exhibitions, Delegate Pack Inserts and Sponsorship: Opportunities exist. If you are interested, or have any queries regarding the event, please email the Coastal Partnerships Network Officer alice.watts.16@ucl.ac.uk

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IMCC: International Marine Conservation Congress

11156406_10152712422040667_3628379667270470567_nIMCC: International Marine Conservation Congress


The 4th International Marine Conservation Congress (#IMCC4), Making Marine Science Matter, will be held from 31 July-3 August 2016 at the Delta Conference Centre, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (YYT). It’s time to start writing your proposal!

The Call for Proposals will be open 30 September – 16 November 2015. Instructions for submitting via the online system will be posted once the call officially opens. More Info HERE!

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Re-setting the (MPA) boundaries

  On the 7th of January, Coral Cay Conservation was contacted to help set up marker buoys at the Tabugon Marine Protected Area (MPA) and Sanctuary in the Philippines. This was a great way to start the year and our Project Scientist Marie Seraphim, and Research scientist Joshua Milne were excited to join the Municipal Agricultural […]

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International Conference, Small Islands Research in Tropical Regions

International Conference
Small Islands Research in Tropical Regions – The Spermonde Archipelago and other Case Studies
15.-16. September in Makassar, South Sulawesi

With its coral reef based livelihoods the Spermonde Archipelago in Southern Sulawesi can be seen as representative for many Indonesian and other south-east Asian island groups. Facilitated by its vicinity to Makassar and UNHAS the Archipelago has been well studied during recent decades, manifested in a number of international cooperations.
This conference intends to
-summarise the research done in Spermonde during the past decades and discuss the lessons learned,
-discuss implications of results for management and politics,
-provide opportunities for exchange between researchers from different institutes,
-analyse similarities with and differences to other regions in East Asia.

The conference will be interdisciplinary and invites research contributions e.g. from ecology, fisheries science, genetics, economics, political science, anthropology, geography and other disciplines. The overarching aim is to provide an overview of relevant research findings concerning the state and development of small island ecosystems and communities in South-East Asia. Which threats do both island residents and their surrounding ecosystems face and how can their contextual situation lead to specific problems and solution paths?
International invited speakers will open topical sessions. Interested researchers are encouraged to submit a short (max. 300 words; title max. 20 words) abstract here.
The participation of early career scholars and postgraduate research researchers from South-East Asia is positively encouraged. For more information you are cordially invited to visit the conference web site sirtre2015.zmt-bremen.com or write an e-mail to sirtre2015@zmt-bremen.de.
Key dates:
30 June: Abstract submission deadline
31 July: Decision on abstracts
15 August: Registration close

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Seascape ecology – connecting land, sea and society




Seascape ecology – connecting land, sea and society
ialeUK conference, Edinburgh 7-8th September

Seascape ecology is the application of landscape ecology to the marine and coastal environment. This conference will focus on the emerging shift towards linking both sides of the coastal margin, and how this can help to restore habitat connectivity and protect coastal and marine systems from environmental degradation.

The conference will explore the use of terrestrial, coastal and marine approaches to map seascape, measure spatial pattern and understand drivers of change. The use of seascape ecology to understand the interaction between nature and culture in the future management of coastal systems will also be explored.

The annual ialeUK conference will be held from 7– 8th September 2015 at The University of Edinburgh, with the option to attend a field excursion on 9th September. The conference will appeal to people working in research, policy and practice and will include opportunities for discussion and interaction as well as a social programme in Edinburgh.

Abstract submission is open until early June. Full details available on the conference website. The conference flyer can be downloaded here.

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CIEEM Spring Conference ‘Managing Change in Coastal Habitats’

CIEEM Spring Conference
‘Managing Change in Coastal Habitats’

 Discounted rate for members of ICE and all UK and Irish statutory regulatory bodies

Mshed, Harbourside, Bristol
24 March 2015

This one day event (with optional site visit), will showcase current thinking and innovation in coastal management techniques, including the integration of environmental considerations with soft and hard engineering solutions, as well as adaptive management techniques. Increasingly coastal management schemes are focusing on the wider delivery of ecosystem services and the conference will include some high profile case studies from the UK, Ireland and overseas.

The event takes place in Bristol, 2015 European Green Capital, at the city’s flagship museum in the heart of the historic harbourside.

The day after the conference there will be the option of a full day site visit to one of the featured projects, the Steart Peninsula.

Speakers and case studies from:

  • Dublin City Council and University College Dublin
  • National Trust
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • RSPB
  • WWT and Environment Agency


  • The role of evidence in coastal management decisions
  • New and effective approaches to creating and protecting coastal habitat
  • Adaptive management techniques
  • Creating new intertidal and freshwater habitat
  • Delivering Ecosystem Services via coastal managed realignment schemes
  • How to achieve effective interdisciplinary working
  • Managing coastal habitats for people and wildlife
  • Integrated ecosystem-based approach to coastal ecotourism

Optional site visit (25 March 2015)
After the conference there is an opportunity to visit one of the featured case studies, WWT Steart Marshes led by Tim McGrath, WWT Site Project Manager.

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