ABOUT SEA SCOTLAND
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.
Hosted in Kinghorn, Fife, Sea Scotland 2018 (see the conference report here) built on the successes of Sea Scotland 2017 and the inaugural Sea Scotland 2016 conference to bring together marine industry representatives, conservation bodies, academics, policy makers along with international experts and national government. Discussion focused on the role of communities and young people in decision making for your seas. You can see the 2018 conference programme and reports here.
The conference is a partner-driven initiative involving the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology Scotland (MASTS), 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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As planning for Sea Scotland 2019 begins, we reflect on the development of this conference series over the last three years. Read the blog here.
SEA SCOTLAND 2018 REPORTS NOW AVAILABLE!
A copy of the Sea Scotland Conference Report and workshop reports are now available to download here.
THANK YOU FOR A FANTASTIC #SEASCOT18!
A huge thank you to all contributors, delegates, speakers, sponsors & our venue the Bay Hotel for a fantastic Sea Scotland 2018! The Sea Scotland Steering Group will be pulling together a report and other outputs over the summer – subscribe for updates & follow us on Twitter @SeaScotland to hear the latest news. The Sea Scotland Steering Group would love to hear your feedback on the 2018 Sea Scotland conference, and ideas on how we can improve future events – To share your thoughts please contact the organisers.
SUPPORTING THE YEAR OF YOUNG PEOPLE 2018
This year the Sea Scotland Steering Group worked with Young Scot representatives as part of the Year of Young People (2018). 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.
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.