Sea Scotland 2020: Update, 27th March 2020
Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, the Sea Scotland steering group has taken the decision not to proceed with the conference as planned on 8-9th June at The Studio, Glasgow. However, we are making alternative plans for this year and to rearrange the event itself under the same theme: Ocean-based solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals.
We’ll be posting updates on this in the coming weeks on the website, via our Twitter and LinkedIn channels and by email to our subscribers.
You can still be involved in Sea Scotland!
While our event this year will look different to how it was originally planned, we are hoping to re-schedule it under the same theme and we are still inviting the involvement of potential speakers and sponsors.
Remaining availability for sessions including one oral presentation and one workshop. Details and presenter guidelines can be found here: SS20 Presenter guidelines and you can submit your abstract here: Submit session proposals
Sea Scotland wouldn’t be what it is without the generosity of our sponsors, who make it possible to reduce delegate rates and offer concessions to students and community groups. It’s a fantastic opportunity for marine-related organisations to showcase their work and raise their profile to a specialised and engaged audience. With numerous benefits and opportunities for profile, sponsors will also find themselves front-and-centre of the informal networking sessions with exhibition space in the common area.
There are 3 sponsor spaces remaining for organisations who would like to exhibit their work on a display table (package 2). Better yet, sponsor the networking drinks reception for an opportunity to address Sea Scotland delegates with your organisation’s thoughts on the conference theme. More details and an application form here: SS20 Sponsorship Application Pack
About the Sea Scotland conference series
The annual Sea Scotland conference 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 experts and stakeholders to generate and share innovative thinking in order that Scotland addresses challenges of managing activities within its seas sustainably.
The Sea Scotland series is now approaching its 5th year. The conference in 2020 will build on the events of 2019, 2018, 2017 and the inaugural Sea Scotland 2016 conference to bring together a range of national and international marine interests and seek to respond directly to the heightening narrative around the global climate and biodiversity crises.
In 2018 the Sea Scotland Steering Group worked with Young Scot representatives as part of Scotland’s Year of Young People. This included exploring ideas for improved youth engagement and ensuring the conference provides a platform for youth views on the marine environment, its development and governance. Discussion focused on the role of communities and young people in decision making for your seas. In 2020, we will seek to foster collaborations in relation to Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters.
The conference is a partner-driven initiative involving Fauna and Flora International, Ocean Dialogues Ltd., Scottish Environment LINK, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), and the Universities of Aberdeen 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.
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