27th May – 13:30 – 17:30 via MS Teams
This MASTS and Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables (EIMR) half day workshop aims to explore:
- The capacity of the oceans to deliver energy via offshore technology
- How will colocation really work?
- What is co-existence?
- Why we need a REAL Ecosystem Approach?
- What is the role of marine plans: national and regional?
- Where do Marine Protected Areas fit in?
A series of short talks will pinpoint cutting edge science and contemporary policy direction to inform detailed workshop discussions.
Free to attend, it will be interest to marine scientists, ecologists, marine policy makers and all those interested in energy transition and the development of its governance.
Talks from: Bill Austin (St Andrews): Blue carbon, Paul Tett (SAMS): co location, Sandy Kerr (Heriot Watt): Blue economy, Beth Scott (Aberdeen): Ecosystem approach, Damon Hewett (Marine Scotland): Marine Plan review, Rachel Shucksmith (Shetland Isles): Implementing regional marine planning, Kirsty Wright (Marine Scotland): collation, fishing and offshore wind, Inne Withouck (NAFC) Planning for marine planning, and more to be announced!
Outputs from this event will contribute to a MASTS workshop on marine planning and governance in Autumn 2021. A report will capture key findings and recommendations.