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Events

Below we list MASTS and non-MASTS public events. If you have an event you would like the MASTS community to know about please get in touch

Events & Webinars

The 4th series of the MASTS webinars commences 15th February 2023! Every 2 weeks we will bring you a 30 minute webinars, for free which includes the live Q&A. The presenters are MASTS members and will showcase some of their excellent work.

See who is speaking, dates, talk titles and sign up links here!

2024

10- 12 April Ocean Decade Conference  Barcelona -Spain

2024 Ocean Decade Conference, which will be hosted by the Government of Spain in Barcelona from 10 – 12 April 2024, will bring together the global Ocean Decade community and partners to celebrate and take stock of progress, and set joint priorities for the future. Register here

18 April The Why, What and How of Interdisciplinary Endeavour Register here

EMB will host its 39th Third Thursday Science Webinar featuring Nicola Beaumont who will speak on the topic of “The Why, What and How of Interdisciplinary Endeavour”.

14 – 19 April Vegetated coastal ecosystems: Bridging disciplines to understand Blue carbon dynamics under global change

Blue carbon session at EGU will be held on 14 – 19 th April 2024 ,Vienna, Austria & Online. Abstract submissions are now open. Apply here

15 – 19 April EIMR ’24 Conference 

Registrations are open now for Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables conference 2024. Register here

18 April ECOWind Policy Masterclass Series 

Registration for the first two webinars for the ECOWind Policy Masterclass Series is open.

This is a series aimed at equipping academics with an in-depth grasp of the policy hot topics shaping the renewable energy sector. Each 1hr webinar will include a presentation, dynamic panel discussions and interactive Q&A sessions.

  • The first webinar will focus on the 2024 Policy Landscape and is scheduled for April 18th. Register here
  • This will be followed by the Strategic Compensation webinar on May 15th. Register here

24 April 10:00-16:30 MEDIN Open Meeting Register here

The next 5 years in marine data and how you can help
HYBRID at The Crown Estate, 1 St James’s Market, St. James’s, London SW1Y 4AH and online using Microsoft Teams

24 – 30 April –23rd International Pectinid Workshop 

will be held from 24th to 30th April, 2024 on Isle of Man at the Empress Hotel, located on the seafront of the island’s capital, Douglas.The workshop is dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge concerning the numerous and varied scallop species of the world. More Details

26 April BR-UK: Open science and the importance of pre-registration Register here

Open research is the practice of making not only the final output of a research process (e.g., the journal article) openly available, but as much of the research process and intermediate research objects (e.g., data and code) as possible available too. In this webinar, Dr Sharon Cox will discuss BR-UK early approaches to Open Science and longer-term commitments. Professor Marcus Munafo will discuss different aspects of open research, and the difference between making our research open (which may not always be appropriate) vs FAIR.

29 April 1.00pm – 2.00 pm – MCCIP webinar series: Marine Spatial Planning Addressing Climate Effects (MSPACE)

MSPACE has now published its ‘early warning system’, a state-of-the-art modelling analysis of UK seas, projecting where, and for how long, conditions remain favourable for important conservation, fisheries and aquaculture species under different climate scenarios.  To support publication, MCCIP will host a webinar on the 29th April from 1-2pm providing an overview of the programme, summary of technical outputs, user perspectives from the MMO and DAERA, next steps, and an audience Q and A session.    

Registration for the webinar is through this link

1 May  Coastal ‘dead zones’ – are we too late to turn the tide?  Register here

Professor Caroline Slomp – Radboud University / Utrecht University
Hosted by The Lyell Centre for Earth and Marine Sciences, Heriot-Watt University

Coastal waters are increasingly losing oxygen, with devastating consequences to marine life.Due to a process called eutrophication, where increased nutrient inputs from, among others, fertiliser and wastewater, increase growth of algae, coastal ‘dead zones’ have arisen worldwide. Examples of such areas include the Gulf of Mexico, the Baltic Sea, and Chesapeake Bay, along with many other smaller coastal systems along all continents.

7 May Introduction to Marine Environmental Law for environmental professionals  Register here

We are excited to announce Freeths LLP’s brand-new Introduction to Marine Environmental Law legal training course. An essential half-day legal training course for environmental professionals working on projects in the Marine environment.

9 May – Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) areas of research interest launch and webinar

there will be a webinar to introduce the areas of research interest and describe the work of the FCERM Research and Development Programme. You can register your interest to attend the webinar using our online form.  

The programme is a collaborative partnership between the Environment Agency, Defra, Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales.The areas of research interest are aimed at government, academics, research councils, and industry partners. The goal is to make it easier to connect the FCERM operational problems with research solutions.

10 May  10 a.m – 3.00 p.m. – NERC Next Generation Environmental Modelling Community Workshop –  registration here.

NERC is organising a workshop to gather views on the key challenges, opportunities, and drivers for new approaches to modelling for Environmental Sciences.  If you would like to participate, then you must register in advance and provide some information on why you would like to attend the event. Places are limited, therefore if the event is oversubscribed, a selection of participants will be undertaken by NERC with the outcome notified to all on the 3rd May 2024.The event will be held in a central location in London, the venue is tbc.

If you have any questions please contact Andrea Sharpe at: digitalenvironment@nerc.ukri.org

13th May National Marine Plan 2 – Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities – Ports and Shipping Workshop

As you may be aware, we are in the process of developing a new national marine plan for Scotland’s Seas (“NMP2”), which protects the environment and supports our valuable marine economy and thriving coastal communities. We want all sectors and communities to be part of developing National Marine Plan 2 (NMP2), building shared objectives for the management Scotland’s seas. 

Attendance will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and attendees are required to sign up through the following link: https://bit.ly/NMP2_Ports_Shipping

16 May 8th Offshore Wind and Ornithology conference – ScottishPower Renewables  Register here

This free event brings stakeholders from across the renewables industry to present industry updates, current research, monitoring programme results as well as work being planned for the future. The event will be held on the 16th May 2024 as a hybrid conference at ScottishPower HQ, Glasgow, as well as being available online for those who cannot attend in person. 

17 May Coastal change and shoreline management planning: lessons for coastal governance Register here

 A panel discussion broadcast live from the Royal Geographical Society. Register here to join online and hear the stories of researchers and practitioners working on the coast, and debate how much progress the UK has made in dealing with coastal hazards, risks to populations, and coastal change.

20 22  May – Estuaries & Coasts of North-west England, ECSA Focus meeting 2024 ( University of
Cumbria’s Fusehill Campus in Carlisle)

Covering Estuaries and Coasts of North West England and South West Scotland. The UK Focus meetings of the Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA) cover a wide range of topics ranging from novel science to nature conservation, recreation and the activities of local special interest groups bringing together scientists, planners and managers. They are a very friendly environment for young workers and students to present their work in a multi-disciplinary meeting with participants from various disciplines. This one is particularly relevant to MASTS members doing any work in south-west Scotland. Booking link https://ecsa.international/sites/default/files/docs-event/2024/focus-meeting-2024_delegates-booking-form.docx)

21 May – Webinar Series on Greening Research

Science Europe is organising a 3-part webinar series on Greening Research.Registration for each webinar is now open!

21 May: Sustainability Strategies in Research Organisations

22 May Royal Society’s Ocean and Marine Science Policy Primer course: Register here (Deadline: 12 noon on Monday 29 April)

The course will provide up to 30 Early Career Researchers and Early Career Ocean Professionals with an understanding of science policy-making, and help them develop the skills they need to effectively engage with policy. To be eligible for this course, you must identify as a marine or ocean scientist, or have completed your PhD between 1 and 10 years ago. 

28 May – Webinar Series on Greening Research

Science Europe is organising a 3-part webinar series on Greening Research.Registration for each webinar is now open!

28 May: Greening Digitalisation

28 – 31 May Stochastic Models and Experiments in Ecology and Biology (SMEEB 2024)-submission deadline is March 1st 2024

SMEEB 2024, will take place in person at the Gran Sasso Science Institute in L’Aquila (Italy).This conference aims to bring together scientists and students with varying backgrounds (theoreticians and experimentalists), interested in macroecology, microbial ecology and evolutionary biology, to discuss recent research topics and exchange methods and ideas. More Infor here

30 May Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Larissa Naylor

 MASTS Colleagues are invited to the Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Larissa Naylor – 30th May 2024 at 4pm, online or in Glasgow. Come and listen to our new MASTS Coastal Forum Co-Convenor and join us in congratulating them on their professorship. Sign up to attend here.

1 June Soapbox Science

Soapbox Science is coming back to Edinburgh this year on the 1st of June! Want to take part? Apply now before the deadline of the 11th of March.Please fill out the form below with your details.

2024 Soapbox Science Edinburgh Speaker Application Form (office.com)

3- 7 June Underwater Image Analysis From A to Z: From Image Collection to Answering Key Ecological Questions – Venue :Scottish Centre for Ecology and Natural Environment (SCENE) – Details here

With the continued development of advanced but cost-effective technologies to gather high-quality underwater images, annotating and analysing vast amount of image data has become an integral part of a benthic ecologist’s role. The present workshop will provide participants the opportunity to learn about different methodologies currently available to extract biological data from underwater images, from image acquisition at sea to the exciting new AI methods to automatically annotate underwater images. The workshop will also show participants how to effectively analyse imaging data to answer different ecological questions.

Application deadline: 18:00 GMT on 22 April 2024.

3rd -7th June Free Online Marine Data Management Workshop

The Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) and OceanWise are delighted to invite you to attend our popular free online training workshop: Marine Data Management, Governance and the MEDIN toolset.

Enroll : (https://classroom.oceanteacher.org/course/view.php?id=1000, enrolment key: MEDIN062024).

4th June – The 13th Annual General Meeting of the NOC Association –  Register here

The 13th Annual General Meeting of the NOC Association of Marine Science National Capability Beneficiaries (NOCA) will take place during the mornings of Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th June 2024. This free event will be conducted virtually on Zoom and is open to anyone with an interest in the marine environment.

4 June – Webinar Series on Greening Research

Science Europe is organising a 3-part webinar series on Greening Research.Registration for each webinar is now open!

4 June: Promoting Ecological Sustainability in Research Systems

12 June Horizon Europe Scottish Stakeholder Forum – Scotland Horizon Europe Roadshow Event 

 The University of Glasgow, in collaboration with Scottish Enterprise, Innovate UK, the Scottish Government, and the Department for Science Innovation and Technology (DSIT) are set to stage an exciting in-person networking and information event to promote the collaborative research and innovation opportunities that Horizon Europe has to offer.  To sign up and for more details on the Glasgow Horizon Roadshow event please click on the following link Horizon Europe Scotland Event

13 June Building Academic and Policy Connections

Online (Teams) 14:00-16:00 – Register here

A co-learning and networking space for academics and Scottish Government analysts and policymakers

19 – 20 June Free Writing and Publishing Online Workshop – Register here

Join Professor David Schultz of the University of Manchester for a free 6-hour workshop on writing and publishing. During this two-day workshop, you will learn the process of peer review from an experienced and interdisciplinary author, reviewer, and editor. Get behind-the-scenes insight into how to better prepare your manuscript for submission, engage with the reviewers and editor, and ensure a positive outcome for your manuscript. Delve into the concepts that all writers need to learn to write clear, concise, and understandable text. Learn the secrets of writing your dissertation and defending it in a viva. 

25-27 June – 10th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics (ISEH), Aberdeen [save the date, more to be announced]

Following arrival and a welcome reception, the main body of the symposium will comprise three full days of technical presentations, each day starting with a keynote lecture followed by the technical sessions organised in 3 or 4 parallel sessions. There will be poster sessions and/or “hot plots”, which are short (less than 5 minutes) presentations covering a single idea, method or result conveyed on a single slide. conference page

27 -28 June –11th PRIMaRE Conference 2024 -Abstract submission is now open

the11th PRIMaRE Conference, to be held at the University of Southampton, on Thurs 27 and Fri 28 June 2024. To find out more and submit your abstract, please go to https://energy.soton.ac.uk/11th-primare-conference-2024/. The deadline for abstract submission is 29 March 2024. Conference topics:

  •     Tidal/ocean current turbines
  •     Wave energy devices
  •     Offshore wind energy
  •     Tidal range schemes
  •     Oscillating water columns
  •     Ocean thermal energy conversion

July 2024 – The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics will be hosted at the University of Aberdeen. SAVE THE DATE

10 – 11 July ReMeMaRe Conference 2024: Restoring Estuarine & Coastal Habitats Register here

Restoring Meadow, Marsh and Reef (ReMeMaRe) (pronounced “re-memory”), is an ambitious habitat restoration initiative, which aims to address baseline shift and reverse centuries of decline of three of our priority estuarine and coastal habitats: seagrass meadows, saltmarshes and European native oyster reefs. 

10-12 September – International Sea Lice Conference, Glasgow 

The 14th edition of the International Sea Lice Conference is coming back to Scotland and will be hosted at the Strathclyde University’s Technology and Innovation Centre. The Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre – which led Scotland’s successful bid to host the event – are currently developing the programme for this event which will bring together experts from the world’s salmon farming regions to present and exchange knowledge on the parasite. Make sure to save the date and check for more updates on the the program and registration.

17 -18 October 2nd ‘High Seas’ Treaty Symposium

The 2nd ‘High Seas’ Treaty Symposium will be held in Singapore on 17-18 October 2024.Themes for the second symposium will be announced by the organising team as soon as possible, but a major focus will be on the work needed to ratify the BBNJ agreement.

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