Sea Scotland 2018 Draft Programme
20-21st June, Bay Hotel, Kinghorn, Fife.
Empowerment in marine stewardship: Emerging opportunities for citizens and communities in Scotland
|Day 1, 20th June 2018|
|Welcome and opening remarks||Chair||14.00|
|Keynote speeches with Q&A||Graham Black, Director of Marine Scotland|
Jack Dudgeon, Scottish Youth Parliament Trustee's Convenor and Convenor of the Transport, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee
|Session 1: Plenary talks with Q&A||How is the policy context changing in relation to empowerment and ownership in Scotland?||14.45|
|Local ownership and decision making through regional marine planning” – David Pratt (Head of Planning and Strategy, Marine Scotland, Scottish Government.|
|“Community Empowerment and Local Governance – Emerging Changes” Alasdair McKinlay (Head of the Community Empowerment and Public Bodies Unit, Scottish Government).|
|“Devolution of the Crown Estate in Scotland – Implications for Marine Management” (New Chief Executive, Crown Estate Scotland)|
Themes for discussion
|How do marine and non-marine policies interact and affect stewardship?|
How does Community Empowerment relate to Marine Stewardship?
Are there synergies that could be advanced?
How can youth engagement be encouraged?
|Session 2: Plenary talks with Q&A||What are the changing opportunities for citizens, communities and young people?|
Perspectives and insights from representatives including
|Youth & education|
|Islands & others|
|Question time |
Themes for discussion
|How are communities, citizens and young people currently engaged in marine stewardship?|
How will the changing policy landscape affect these?
What is unique about the coastal / marine setting?
How can future engagement be enhanced?
|Conference dinner and evening programme||Including insights from Sarah Conner, Assistant Producer BBC Blue Planet 2||19.30|
|Day 2, 21st June 2018|
|Welcome and introduction to Day 2||09.00|
|Parallel Workshop Session 1||Looking ahead – opportunities for progressing towards local empowerment in marine stewardship.|
|W1: Methods for Engaging: Approaches to constructive dialogue in marine stewardship|
|W2: Capacity to Engage: understanding the role of schools, communities & the media|
|W3: Getting the balance right – integration of local and national stewardship in Scotland|
|Outdoor Activity: A choice of outdoor activities (weather permitting).||Bioblitz: Intertidal citizen science survey |
|Beach clean & marine litter survey |
(Marine Conservation Society)
|Marine Mammal Watch|
|Parallel Workshop Session 2||Looking ahead – opportunities for progressing towards local empowerment in marine stewardship.||13.30|
|Workshops repeated as above.|
|Plenary discussion: summaries from workshops and Q&A||15.15|
A copy of the draft programme is available to download here.