Chair: Charles Clover, Blue Marine Foundation
Chair: Amy Pryor, TEP & Coastal Partnership Network
Objective: To provide an update on major projects which are seeking to improve coastal governance.
Championing Coastal Coordination – The 3C’s project – Damian Crilly, Environment Agency
One Coast and levelling-up Britain’s periphery – Nicola Radford, Coastal Communities Alliance
Barriers to Diversity – Surshti Patel, ZSL
Progressing National Marine Parks – Natasha Bradshaw, Blue Marine Foundation
& Kathryn Deeney, Plymouth City Council
Chair: Rachael Hill, Environment Agency
Objective: The impacts of climate change at the coast are very evident now and so how we invest, design and engage communities in adaptation will be a growing challenge – for us all.
Coastal Adaptation – the national picture – Karen Thomas, Head of Coastal Partnership East & Adaptation Lead, LGA Coastal SIG
Coastal Voices – a community view of erosion and adaptation – Sharon Bleese, Coastal Partnership East
Design Solutions – an architects view – Robert Barker, Director – Stolon Solutions
Coastal Adaptation & Nature-based Solutions – Emily Cunningham, Lead Officer of the LGA Coastal SIG
Chair: Chris Tuckett, Marine Conservation Society
Objective: To highlight a number of key points of the political agenda which are setting the context for the work in the coastal and marine environment.
The thin green line: the laws to restore nature? – Richard Benwell, Wildlife & Countryside Link
Water pollution out of control in our rivers and coasts – back to the bad old days – Hugo Tagholm, CEO, Surfers Against Sewage
The Office for Environmental Protection OEP – Natalie Prosser, interim CEO, OEP
Chair: Roger Proudfoot, Environment Agency
Objective: To illustrate progress with examples of practical habitat restoration and nature-based solutions
Progress with seagrass restoration in West Wales – Dr Richard Unsworth, Swansea University
Tees Tidelands – Zahra Ravenscroft, Environment Agency
The Sussex IFCA Nearshore Trawling Byelaw: An Ecosystem Approach To Management – Tim Dapling, Chief Fishery Officer, Sussex IFCA & Professor Peter Jones, University College London
How Healthy is Chesapeake Bay After Three Decades of Restoration Efforts and Why – Rich Batiuk, Co -Founder Coastwise Partners
Chair: James Bussell, Natural England
Objective: to understand and reinforce what innovation is and provide some practical examples from four sectors where innovation is happening.
Innovation in nature conservation – if you’re not innovating you have a problem – Chris Davis, Natural England
Greening the recreational boating sector from vessels to infrastructure – Phil Horton, Environment & Sustainability Manager, RYA
Ports as hubs for sustainability as well as trade – innovation, investment and action – Alex Pepper, Senior Policy Lead, ESG, UK Major Ports Group
Developing youth programmes & building capacity – Mhairi McCann, Founder & CEO of Youth SYEM 2030
Chair: Olivia Thomas, The Crown Estate