Marine Protected Areas: Science Policy & Management
Climate change, policy developments such as Brexit and progress in marine science all contribute to a fast changing context for MPA’s. This conference aims to examine the current issues from a variety of perspectives at a time when questions on the future approaches to MPA’s are the subject of policy development. Contributions are welcome from individual practitioners, NGOs, statutory and governmental organisations as well as from academia.
Abstracts of papers and posters are invited ranging from original scientific research reports through reviews to policy analyses, critiques and management practice innovations. Both UK and comparative international perspectives are welcome on all forms of Marine Protected Area.
While abstracts may focus on specific MPAs, especially when the subject matter is of wider relevance, submissions which examine or exemplify general issues such as (inter alia) the relationship between scientific evidence, policy and management, or the balance between conservation and socio-economics are also encouraged. The conference will result in a published proceedings volume with the prospect also of themed journal publication for suitable peer reviewed papers.
The science of Marine Protected Areas
MPA’s and fisheries: Policy & practice
Climate change, non-indigenous species and marine conservation
Post Brexit UK policy and European Marine Sites
Recreational & commercial pressures: Impacts & solutions
Water quality, nutrients, and eutrophication.
1. Dr Steve Fletcher- United Nations Environment Programme- Head of Marine Programme
2. Dr Gemma Harper- Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs- Deputy Director Marine & Chief Social Scientist
3. Dr Peter Jones- University College London- Reader in Environmental Governance
4. Prof Christine Maggs- Bournemouth University- Marine Phycologist and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science & Technology
5. Prof Richard Stillman- Bournemouth University- Individual based models and bird disturbance
The conference has been timed to precede the European Maritime Conference which will be held at Poole on the two days following.The Poole Boat Show with various associated events will also be running over the following weekend.These and other events make up the Poole Maritime Festival, a major international event for those wishing to stay in Poole for the week beginning 15th May
The Port of Poole lies a short distance from Poole Quay which offers a wide range of recreational facilities.
A conference buffet dinner will take place during a cruise along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site whose eastern boundary lies adjacent to Poole Harbour. Limited availability for conference dinner tickets, book early to avoid dissapointment.
Further details on the conference, associated events and cultural programme will be made available at www.pooleharbourstudygroup.org.uk
Travelodge, Poole https://www.travelodge.co.uk
Holiday Inn Express, Poole https://www.hiexpress.com/hotels
The Antelope Hotel, Poole https://www.oldenglishinns.co.uk/our-locations/the-antelope-poole
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