Join us for discussions during 2023 where we will take a closer look at the impact themes of the INSITE Programme of research.
INSITES Into 01 Marine Biodiversity
Webinar 15th February 2023
INSITES Into 02 Environmental Restoration & Net Gain
Webinar 18th April
INSITES Into 03 Offshore Wind
Webinar 25th May
28th June, Glasgow
The first theme covered in this INSITE Into Impact series focused on
‘Marine Biodiversity’. Examining the range of marine species that form
complex associations with the man-made structures and new
inter-connected communities across the North Sea.
In February we were joined for a webinar by panelists Professor Joanne Porter (Heriot-Watt University), Dr Tom Wilding (Scottish Association of Marine Science) and Dr Paul Somerfield (Plymouth Marine Laboratory), with some reflections by Victoria Metheringham (Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and a discussion session hosted by Professor Dickon Howell (Howell Marine Consulting).
02 Environmental Restoration & Net Gain
A closer look at how ecosystem services and functions potentially provided by marine species associated with man-made structures may contribute to environmental restoration, and explored opportunities for better understanding of ‘Net Gain’ at sea.
In April we enjoyed a discussion with panelists Dr Stephen Watson (Plymouth Marine Laboratory), Professor David Peterson (University of St Andrews) and Professor Joanne Porter (Heriot-Watt University), with some reflections by a policy/evidence specialist from His Majesty’s Government and a discussion session hosted by Dr Henk van Rein (Howell Marine Consulting).
03 Offshore Wind
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examining the third impact theme will focus on ‘Offshore wind
deployment’ and will uncover how our understanding of fish aggregation,
ecological effects of offshore development and related connectivity of
marine species associated with man-made structures may be considered
alongside the deployment of the UKs offshore wind network.
We are looking forward to a panel discussion on the 25th May with Professor Paul Fernandes (Heriot-Watt University), Dr Debbie Russell (University of St Andrews) and Dr Krysia Mazik (University of Hull), with some reflections by a policy/evidence specialist from His Majesty’s Government and a discussion session hosted by Professor Dickon Howell (Howell Marine Consulting).
04 Cumulative Effects Assessment 6th July
Coming Soon 6th July 2023
05 Commercial Fishing 31 October 2023
06 Marine Monitoring 22nd November 2023
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