Conference: Restoring Estuarine & Coastal Habitats in the North East Atlantic
Our near shore seas and estuaries in the North East Atlantic have been transformed by human activity with significant losses of key habitats and the services they once provided. We have the power to reverse some of these changes and there is growing interest in, and examples of, habitat restoration.
The REACH North East Atlantic conference brings together experts from academia, government, NGOs and industry to recognise what we have lost, develop an understanding of what we can do and inspire a cause to restore estuarine and coastal habitats.
The conference will consider the following:
Where have we come from? What estuarine and coastal habitats did we have? What benefits did they provide?
Where are we now? What do our estuarine and coastal seas look like today? What are we doing now to restore them? What best practice and lessons learned can we share?
Where are we going? What are the challenges for restoration in the nearshore environment and what habitats are suitable for practical restoration? What could our estuaries and coastal seas look like? What opportunities do we have to restore them? What happens if we don’t? What innovative financial mechanisms are there to fund restoration and what are the regulatory challenges going forward?
The final programme can be viewed on the conference web-page
Sponsorship: There is also the opportunity to sponsor the conference and receive sponsorship benefits. Please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with the conference title in the heading if you would like more information on the sponsorship package.
Environment Agency, Defra, Marine Management Organisation,
Natural England, Cefas, The Crown Estate, WWF, Jacobs,
ABPmer, the Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA),
Blue Marine foundation & Zoological Society of London (ZSL).
- Diana Hunt or Jayne O'Nions at ConServe Conference Services acting as agents for the Environment Agency