A robust evidence base is needed to support appropriate environmental management and policy/regulatory decision-making. The Structures in the Marine Environment (SIME2019) conference will focus on the impact their presence or removal may have on marine ecosystems.
We invite academics, stakeholders, industry and government reps, stakeholders and interested parties to come together for a day of talks and discussion about man-made structures already within the marine ecosystem (such as O&G platforms and pipelines), and any new infrastructures that may be put in place over the coming decades (e.g. renewable energy structures). This conference will also launch the next phase of industry funding that will support and underpin the necessary research.
Further details of programme will be available in the coming weeks.