Our Ocean of Opportunity

Jul 08

Date July 15th
Time 11.30 am – 12.45 pm
Location This is a free webinar on the Zoom platform. All are welcome.



11.30 Opening address by Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan TD

11.40 Panel discussion chaired by Pádraic Fogarty (Irish Wildlife Trust) with

Grace Cott, Assistant Professor at University College Dublin. Grace is a coastal wetland ecologist with a special focus on coastal blue carbon.

Ruth Brennan, Trinity College Dublin, PI of CO-SUSTAIN Collaborative Sustainable Innovation: co-designing governance approaches for a sustainable and innovative small-scale fishing industry in the Irish islands.

Jean-Luc Solandt, Principle Specialist in Marine Protected Areas, Marine Conservation Society UK. Jean-Luc provides technical and policy advice on all matters to do with UK and overseas Marine Protected Areas.

Morven Robertson, Senior Projects Manager, Blue Marine Foundation. Morven manages some of BLUE’s UK projects including the Solent Oyster Restoration Project.

12.45 Close


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