TWIC’s Autumn Conference will highlight some of the excellent work undertaken by citizen science projects to improve the knowledge of marine species in our area as well as some of the challenges associated with managing and conserving marine biodiversity. The event will also include the presentation of the Bob Saville Award for an outstanding contribution to biological recording in our area and will host TWIC’s Annual General Meeting. All welcome.
10:00 Registration and coffee/ tea
10:30 Welcome and introduction
David Dodds (TWIC Director)
10:45 Marine Invasive Non-Native Species in Scotland
Stan Whitaker (Non-native Species Advisor,
Scottish Natural Heritage)
11:25 Dead Useful? What Strandings can tell us about the
Andrew Brownlow (Scottish Marine Animal
12:05 Tea/ coffee
12:20 TWIC AGM
12:50 Buffet lunch (provided)
Please take the opportunity to look at the posters
13:50 Presentation of the Bob Saville Award
14:05 Seasearch – How Volunteer Data Contributes
to Protecting the Marine Environment
Natalie Hirst (Seasearch Coordinator Scotland)
14:45 Capturing our Coast: Marine Citizen Science
Dr Hannah Grist (CoCoast Project Officer, Scottish
Association for Marine Science)
15:25 Tea/ coffee
15:40 Marine Conservation at the Scottish Seabird Centre
John Hunt (Scottish Seabird Centre Trustee)
16:20 Summing Up
Rob Briers (TWIC Director)
16:30 Conference ends
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The nearest train station is at Linlithgow and from there it is a short trip on the bus (Bus No. 45) to Bo'ness. There is also free on-street parking adjacent to the venue.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email: email@example.com or telephone 01875 825968.
How much does the conference cost to attend?
The conference is FREE, but booking is essential as spaces will be limited. There may be a few items for sale at the conference, so please bring cash. If you would like to sign up for TWIC Membership at the conference, please bring your cheque book as we cannot accept cash.