Sea Scotland 2018 is sponsored by the following organisations:
Scottish Natural Heritage promotes, cares for and improves Scotland’s natural heritage. We enable a greater awareness of nature and help people to enjoy nature responsibly. Looking to the future, we promote the sustainable use of natural assets. For more information visit the Scottish Natural Heritage website.
WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation. Our mission is to create a world where people and wildlife can thrive together. We have long supported ecosystem based marine planning around the world as a way to promote environmental protection and sustainable provision of important ecosystem goods and services, by helping to more clearly identify the most efficient, effective, and equitable way to plan and manage the use of our seas and coasts.
Crown Estate Scotland is tasked with managing assets that stretch the length and breadth of Scotland, including agricultural and forestry land, most of the seabed, just under half of the foreshore and some commercial property. Through working with others, we aim to innovate with land and property to create prosperity for Scotland and its communities.
For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. It also manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
Heriot-Watt University is one of Scotland’s leading centres for marine science and conservation. In 2018 the University is celebrating the Year of the Sea to highlight our wide ranging and high impact marine research and expertise.
Our researchers are involved in projects across Scotland from advising on sustainable shell fish harvesting in Orkney, advising the Scottish Parliament on the sustainable management of fish farming in Scotland, monitoring microplastic levels at Scapa Flow, studying the re-introduction of oysters in the Dornoch Firth, and studying the impacts of climate change on marine life at the St Abbs Marine Station. Recently Heriot-Watt researchers were involved in leading the survey of Loch Carron which resulted in the discovery of 250m flame shells.
The University hosts a number of key marine research facilities including the International Centre for Island Technology in Orkney, the Wolfson Climate Change Aquarium in the Lyell Centre in Edinburgh (our joint venture with the British Geological Survey). We are also scientific co-directors of the St Abbs Marine Station.
We are involved in projects across the world, from estuaries and coasts, to the deep areas in the Oceans. Our focus span the study of biodiversity and marine conservation, to researching impacts of human activities and advising governments and other stakeholders.
For information about sponsorship opportunities please contact us.