Beyond the Coast 2018: JNCC’s conference on the future of our offshore marine environment

26th and 27th June 2018
Canham Turner Building, University of Hull

Click here to register

2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the first five offshore MPAs being selected for designation as part of the UK MPA network.  To mark this milestone, JNCC are launching ‘Beyond the Coast’, a conference specifically focussed on progressive marine conservation in the UK’s offshore marine environment.

This event will bring together a diverse range of practitioners, academics and others with an interest in the offshore marine environment to discuss key issues, such as how to deal with uncertainty, assessing the health of the marine environment beyond the coast, and working together to achieve common goals. Q&A panels and breakout sessions will enable lively debate and interaction, with the aim of setting the ground for future collaborations and networking.

Beyond the Coast 2018 aims to:

  • Enable a review of the UK’s offshore marine environment in 2018, providing the opportunity for multi-disciplinary discussion around topical offshore issues;
  • Provide a platform for identification of opportunities for collaborative working to address challenges in our knowledge base and management of offshore areas;
  • Facilitate effective networking and relationship building for stakeholders working in the UK offshore environment.

About JNCC
JNCC has a distinct role in the UK marine environment, including offshore waters, supporting governments and industry to use our seas sustainably. We actively support the stewardship of marine biodiversity and natural resources through our scientific work and our advice to public authorities and industry on sustainable management, both within protected areas and wider seas.

For more information
Further information about the conference and the conference programme will be released shortly.

Follow us on Twitter @JNCC_UK and #BeyondtheCoast to get the latest updates.

If you have any queries about the conference, please contact:

Conference costs
Book early to secure early bird registration (ends 28th February) and on campus en-suite accommodation located 2 minutes from the conference venue.

Sponsorship opportunities
Please contact to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Call for abstracts
We’re inviting abstracts for 2 minute presentations and posters at the conference.  Please download and complete the form available here, and return to by 16th April 2018.

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