2017 CONFERENCE SUMMARY AVAILABLE
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Following on from two successful Sea Scotland conferences, planning is underway for a third event in the conference series.
Empowerment in marine stewardship: emerging opportunities for citizens and communities in Scotland
20-21st June 2018
The objectives of the Sea Scotland 2018 Conference are to:
- Explore the changing context of community engagement and empowerment in planning and decision-making in the marine area, including through the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, the Islands (Scotland) Bill 2017 and other developments.
- Promote methods for effective engagement and empowerment of communities in the stewardship of marine resources.
- As part of the Scottish Government’s ‘Year of Young People 2018’, provide a platform for youth views on the marine environment, its development and governance, and explore ideas for improved youth engagement.
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ABOUT SEA SCOTLAND
Sea Scotland is a new conference series started in 2016, that provides a multi-interest forum for Scotland-focused dialogue and knowledge-exchange for progressive marine policy and management. The conference aims to bring together bring together experts and stakeholders to generate and share innovative thinking in order that Scotland addresses challenges of managing its seas sustainably.
Hosted at the RRS Discovery Centre, Sea Scotland 2017 built on the successes of the inaugural Sea Scotland conference to bring together marine industry representatives, conservation bodies, academics, policy makers along with international experts and national government. Discussion focused on the implications of constitutional change on environmental policy in the marine area to secure continued progress to sustainable development. See the full programme here.
The conference is a partner-driven initiative involving the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology Scotland (MASTS), Scottish Environment LINK, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), and the universities of Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh.
For any further information, or to discuss how you or your organisation might get involved in next year’s Sea Scotland conference, contact the organisers.