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SMMR-Net Webinar: “Wading through the morass”

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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The Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (SMMR) Network is excited to host another free Lunchtime Webinar! his month Professor Mike Elliott, Emeritus Professor at the University of Hull, will give an insight into:


“Wading through the morass” – Managing Marine Resources Sustainably

Defining priorities for science and management for the sustainable use of marine resources

This brief overview will use information from recent publications and from ongoing projects to indicate the direction of research and advice in both natural and social marine sciences. It will reflect on the need for multidisciplinary research and show the way in which systems analysis can be used to tackle marine problems and allow the wise and sustainable use of marine areas. It will present ideas on footprints of activities, pressures and effects on the natural and societal systems and also explain management response-footprints. This will encompass monitoring and assessment developments, including cumulative effects, maritime spatial planning and other conservation designations, socio-ecological systems, the assimilative and carrying capacities of seas, and the valuation of biodiversity in ecological and socio-economic terms. It will also question how we know when marine management has succeeded. In this it will raise discussion related to the breadth of the SMMR and wider research activities.

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Man with a hat sitting at a pier, smiling into the camera, behind ships and fishing gearMike is the Director of International Estuarine & Coastal Specialists (IECS) Ltd and also the Emeritus Professor of Estuarine and Coastal Sciences at the University of Hull, UK. His wide teaching, research, advisory and consultancy interests include estuarine and marine ecology, policy, governance and management. Mike has published widely, co-authoring/co-editing 21 books/proceedings and >350 scientific publications. He has advised on many environmental matters for academia, industry, government and statutory bodies worldwide and is a member of many national and international committees linking marine science to policy. Mike is a past-President of the international Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA) and is now Vice-Chair of Future Earth Coasts and a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Estuarine, Coastal & Shelf Science; he currently is or has had Adjunct Professor and Research positions at several universities worldwide.


The Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (SMMR) Programme is funded by UKRI and addresses critical marine research gaps, which span a variety of disciplines, from natural capital to ocean literacy and systems-based management. The growing SMMR-Network offers regular Webinars and Trainings for the marine community, aiming at connecting science and policy to improve management of the UK marine environment.



July 24
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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