Beyond the coast 2018: JNCC’s Conference on the future of the offshore

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee is the public body that advises the UK Government and devolved administrations on UK-wide and international nature conservation. On June 26, 2018 through June 27, 2018, the JNCC will hold its above-captioned conference at Canham Turner Building, University of Hull, United Kingdom.

2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the first Marine Protected Area designated in UK offshore waters.  To mark this milestone, JNCC are launching ‘Beyond the Coast’, a conference specifically focussed on progressive marine conservation in the UK’s offshore marine environment.

This event will bring together a diverse range of practitioners, academics and others to discuss key overarching themes, such as how to deal with uncertainty, assessing the health of the marine environment beyond the coast, and working together to achieve common goals. Q&A panels and breakout sessions will enable lively debate and interaction, with the aim of setting the ground for future collaborations and networking.

The objectives of Beyond the Coast 2018 are to:

-Enable a review of the UK’s offshore marine environment in 2018, providing the opportunity for multi-disciplinary discussion around topical offshore issues;

-Provide a platform for identification of opportunities for collaborative working to address challenges in our knowledge base and management of offshore areas;

-Facilitate effective networking and relationship building for stakeholders working in the UK offshore environment.

Click here for the JNCC website on this conference.




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