Celtic Seas 2050: Developing Scenarios for the Celtic Seas

Tuesday 19th September, 09:15 – 16:30

University of Liverpool in London, Finsbury Square, EC2A 1AG

As part of the SIMCelt project we are exploring trends, scenarios and future spatial demands for key maritime sectors:


Marine Conservation

Offshore Wind Energy

Ports and Shipping

Wave and Tidal Energy

This workshop will bring together representatives from these sectors across the Celtic Seas countries (UK, Ireland and France) to explore possible development scenarios in the Celtic Seas in the medium term.

The aim is to understand how trends and drivers in maritime sectors will influence spatial demands and cooperation on maritime spatial planning in the future in relation to a range of possible scenarios. Participants will work collaboratively with representatives from various sectors to exchange ideas on how their sectors may interact in future and the issues that will need to to be taken into consideration in maritime spatial plans, in particular those issues with a cross-border or transnational dimension.

Findings from the workshop will contribute to the final SIMCelt project outputs and support the work of EU Member States to implement the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive.

This event is FREE to attend. To register please see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celtic-seas-2050-developing-scenarios-for-the-celtic-seas-tickets-35003391085

Limited funding is available to cover travel costs for participants to attend the workshop. Please contact Lynne McGowan (L.McGowan@liverpool.ac.uk) for further details.

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Draft Programme

09.15 Arrival

09.30 Welcome to the day; introduction to the SIMCelt project and the day’s activities

09.45 Presentations from invited speakers and introduction to first activity

– Alena Petrikovicova, DG MARE

– Stephen Hull, ABPmer

11.00 Break

11.15 Activity 1 – Where are we going? Sectoral Ambitions

12.25 Lunch

13.20 Activity 2 – Where are we going? Sectoral Integration

14.15 Activity 3 – Promoting Transboundary Cooperation

15.30 Break

15.45 Discussion

16.30 Close of event

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