Coastal Futures – January 17th to 18th 2018 at the Royal Geographical Society

Coastal Futures 2018 Programme Outline

The conference has reached its 25th year and there will be emphasis on looking ahead to the opportunities and practical measures that will be needed to meet the challenges the future will pose. Already a number of high level speakers have been earmarked and Defra have been very supportive. The programme for CF18 will cover in over 35+ presentations covering a wide range of issues raised during the market research; these will include:

  • The Government’s role in protecting the marine environment
  • The coast & health and well-being – The need for a new policy for the coast
  • Natural Capital and the marine pioneers – Adaptation at the Coast & Climate Change
  • The Government’s 25 year environment plan
  • Brexit – Great Repeal Bill & Environmental Management – Opportunities & Risks
  • International frameworks & science – OSPAR & ICES
  • Valuation tools – Ecosystem services and benefits in practice
  • New horizons for marine development and management
  • Offshore wind – what the future holds – resolve the uncertainty around birds
  • Marine Science, assessing our seas, evidence and priorities
  • Marine litter – Communicating Science
  • Climate change – Warming seas, fisheries and sea birds – Ocean acidification
  • Protecting the World’s Oceans – trends and outstanding practice
  • Marine Spatial Planning: Perspectives England, Scotland and a world view of emerging good practice
  • Bivalve shellfisheries – Oysters and Mussels – benefits and opportunities
  • Replacing the CFP – The Fisheries Bill & Brexit – Different perspectives
  • Marine Protected Areas & Fisheries – displacement and assessment – Benefits to the blue economy
  • What should be our vision for the future?

and much more

There will be a number of slots for short presentations by delegates. The full programme will be published in late October.