Sea Scotland 2017: Wednesday 21st June
Sustainable Development of Scotland’s Seas: Securing Progress in Uncertain Times
This year’s Delegate Pack is now available. Sea Scotland 2017 report coming soon!
09:30 – 10:00 Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:05 Introduction to the event – Lucy Greenhill (MASTS, Marine Planning and Governance Forum)
10:05 – 11.00 Keynote Speakers with Q&A – Greg Lloyd (Ulster University)
Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Keynote Speech – available here.
Jonathan Hughes, Chief Executive, Scottish Wildlife Trust – Talk given by Susan Davies, Director of Conservation, (“Sustainable Development Goals in Scotland”). Slides for this presentation are available here.
11:00 – 11:45 Regional mechanisms to support sustainable development in Scotland – Greg Lloyd (Ulster University)
Colin Moffat, Marine Scotland (“OSPAR – remit, influence and contribution towards delivering a clean, healthy and biologically diverse North-East Atlantic ecosystem, sustainably used”). Presentation slides for this talk are available here.
Mark Tasker, International Council for Exploration of the Seas (ICES) (“ICES – role in the sustainable development of European Seas”). Presentation slides for this talk are available here.
11:45 – 12:00 Coffee
12:00 – 13:00 Roundtable Discussion Session 1: Participants will divide into three parallel discussions
FOOD – Interests related to producing food from the marine area, including fishing, aquaculture, processing sector and retailers.
Facilitated by Greg Lloyd (Ulster University)
PORTS & ENERGY – Production and transmission of energy, of renewable and non-renewable sources and the critical infrastructure to support this.
Facilitated by Dickon Howell (Howell Marine Consulting)
RECREATION & TOURISM – The sustainable use of Scotland’s marine area for leisure and tourist purposes, including sailing, yachting, wildlife watching, cruises and more.
Faciliated by Sonia Mendes (JNCC)
Questions for consideration:
What are your views on the challenges and risks we now face to achieve sustainable development? Have they/will they change?
What are the national &/or international obligations that will continue outside EU membership?
What do EU requirements provide that non-EU commitments and mechanisms do not?
13:00 – 13:45 NETWORKING LUNCH
13:45 – 14:45 Roundtable Discussion Session 2: to be repeated as above
14:45 – 15:15 Roundtable feedback to plenary & workshop briefing
15:15 – 15:40 Coffee
15:40 – 16:30 Workshop Session
Questions for consideration:
- What opportunities exist to improve progress towards sustainable development and what are your priorities?
- Do we need any innovation in our governance, conservation or science to ensure progress?
16:30 – 17:00 Plenary, closing remarks and next steps – David Paterson (MASTS)