Structures in the Marine Environment 2020 Conference has been postponed. We anticipate SIME being part of the MASTS Annual Science Meeting in October and hope to be back with a full SIME event in 2021.

Assessing the impact of introduced infrastructure at sea with cameras: a case study for spatial scale time and statistical power

Anthony W J Bicknell, Exeter University

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Modelling Marine Growth biomass on North Sea offshore structures

Joop W P Coolen, Wageningen Marine Research

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Optimal Structural Design in Relation to Extreme Currents

Anton Edwards, UHI

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Floating electrical substation modelling in extreme wave environment

Lucie Guignier, Ideol Offshore

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Impact of Trawling in the Benthos around Oil and Gas pipelines

Marion Harrald, Marine Scotland Science

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Will man-made structures in the shallow marine environment become oases for deep-sea life?

Lea-Anne Henry, Edinburgh University

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Ecological Interactions with offshore installations - the potential benefits of ambitious management for temporary ecosystems

Emma Sheehan, Plymouth University

From bacteria to whales - using environmental beta barcoding to assess change associated with marine structures

Tom Wilding, SAMS

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Multi-platform studies of the environmental effects of structures in the marine environment

Benjamin Williamson, UHI

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Marine Biolfouling in an industry context and the impacts of climate change

Hugo Winter, EDF Energy

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SEA Wave: Addressing the long-term environmental concerns associated with the development of wave energy technology

Jennifer Fox, Aquaterra

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Evaluating the effects of man-made structures the functioning of the benthic system in the North Sea

Silvan Birchenough, CEFAS

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Modelling Primary Production in response to deeper wind farms

Arianna Zampollo

Initial Sime Full

A robust evidence base is needed to support appropriate environmental management and policy/regulatory decision-making. The “Structures in the Marine Environment” (SIME 2019) conference focussed on the impact their presence or removal may have on marine ecosystems.

Attended by some 80+ academics, industry and government reps, stakeholders and interested parties, the conference programme stimulated extensive discussion and debate. We hope to share presentations and posters from the Conference in due course on this page