Sea Scotland Conference

The Inaugural Sea Scotland Conference will take place in Dundee on 15th-16th June 2016. This aims to bring together 150 stakeholders for Scotland-focussed dialogue and knowledge exchange to support a progressive approach to marine planning. The Conference will feature talks (including one from Charles Ehler of Ocean Visions Consulting), presentations and opportunities for networking with other organisations. For further information…
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Irish Consultation on draft Regulations to transpose the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive into law

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government has recently opened an online consultation on draft regulations intended to transpose the European Union’s Maritime Spatial Planning Directive (2014/89/EU) into national law. The Directive obliges all coastal Member States to establish maritime spatial plans by 2021. Member States must transpose the Directive into national law by 18th September 2016. DECLG is…
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Marine Planning in North West England – Drop-In Events

As part of the roll-out of new Marine Plans for the North West of England a number of drop-in events for members of the public to attend are being held by the Marine Management Organisation from 18th-20th April. The events are an introduction to marine planning, for you to meet your local marine planner and to find out more about what…
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Marine in Planning in England: Latest from the MMO

In their latest Marine Developments blog, the Marine Management Organisation has begun to set out how it will undertake the process of developing marine plans for the remaining English regions – this includes the Irish Sea-facing area of North West England. Marine plans for the remaining four areas (North West, South West, North East and South East) will be prepared…
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New Board Members sought for North West IFCA

The Marine Management Organisation are currently recruiting two new voluntary Board Members for the North West England Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. The members of the IFCA contribute their knowledge and experience to provide sustainable management of the inshore marine area of their IFCA district. They guide the IFCA to deliver its mandate under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and in…
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Irish Consultation on Measures for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive Launched

On 27th November Mr Alan Kelly T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, welcomed the publication of a public consultation document entitled ‘Marine Strategy Framework Directive Ireland Programme of Measures Public Consultation Document’. This document presents the elements being considered by Ireland for inclusion in a finalised Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) National Programme of Measures, the objective…
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Implementing the Atlantic Action Plan – 2nd UK National Workshop on Funding and Project Development

Wednesday 9th December 2015 Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool Organisers: DG MARE, Irish Sea Maritime Forum and the UK Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan. This free-to-attend event will provide an update on the Atlantic Action Plan and the role of the UK Support Team in assisting stakeholders to develop project ideas for funding, an update of those…
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Survey – What do you like most about Wirral’s Coast?

We would like to invite you to take part in a survey exploring residents’ and visitors’ views on Wirral’s coast. The results will help us to understand what people value most about Wirral’s coast and the environmental issues it faces. The survey, which is being organised by the University of Liverpool and the North West Coastal Forum with the help…
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Celtic Seas Partnership England Workshop, 19th November, Bristol

The Celtic Seas Partnership is holding a 2nd round of national workshops over Autumn 2015. These workshops will enable participants to hear updates on the project’s work to support the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, including task group initiatives and case studies. There will also be an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss a range of issues impacting on the…
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Reconnections: Land, Water, Cities and Heritage Conference

19th-20th October 2015, Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Liverpool Reconnections is a FREE two-day conference organised jointly between Liverpool City Council and Maritime Heritage Trust, in conjunction with Belfast and Cardiff City Councils, and is the first of a trio of conferences. Day 1 is concerned with the approach of how ideas of identity, place and cultural heritage can play a…
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