YOUTH SURVEY LAUNCHED!
With the help of Young Scot, we have launched a survey to hear what Scotland’s young people (11-26) think about Scotland’s seas. The results of the survey will be shared at this year’s Sea Scotland conference to promote youth views and explore the role of young people and communities in decisions about how are seas are used and protected.
Whether or not you live or spend time near the coast, we want to hear the views of young people from across Scotland about our seas. The survey will be open until Wednesday 23rd May. If you are a Young Scots Reward user, you can collect rewards for completing the survey.
REGISTER NOW FOR SEA SCOTLAND 2018
We are delighted to announce that registration for Sea Scotland is now open via Eventbrite! Spaces are limited so we advise booking early. Take a look at this year’s draft conference programme and our guide on where to stay.
SUPPORTING THE YEAR OF YOUNG PEOPLE 2018
This year the Sea Scotland Steering Group is working with Young Scot representatives as part of the Year of Young People (2018). This includes exploring ideas for improved youth engagement and ensuring the conference provides a platform for youth views on the marine environment, its development and governance.
Scotland’s first ever Year of Young People is happening in 2018. It aims to inspire all ages through its young people (8-26) by celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine on a local and global stage. Young people are at the heart of designing, developing and deciding what they want the year to be. The Scottish Government is working with youth partners and the events and tourism sector to deliver activities and experiences for communities across Scotland to enjoy and discover more about our amazing young people. You can find out more about the Year of Young People here.
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 conference report 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 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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