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Marine Research Symposium

7th Marine Research Symposium

Saturday 6th April (9am – 5pm)

Dale Village Hall

Dale Fort Field Centre is one of 19 Field Centres run by the Field Studies Council. It first opened its doors in 1947 becoming the UK’s first Marine-based Field Centre – in 2018 we celebrated our 70th anniversary. Nearby, Orielton Field Centre has also been delivering marine-based field studies since 1963.

The FSC in Pembrokeshire is hosting its seventh marine research symposium on 6th April 2019, which will be an opportunity to showcase marine and coastal ecological research, monitoring, surveys and conservation initiatives.

The Symposium will consist of a series of papers (delivered as presentations or posters) on past and current marine research being carried out in and around Pembrokeshire as well as further afield.

There will also be an afternoon field excursion to the local shore to take advantage of the Spring tide. 

The Symposium is open to all; including students or HE staff currently working in marine research, rangers and conservationists, interested naturalists and members of the public. Presenters are asked to tailor their talks to make them accessible to this diverse audience. 

We are currently calling for the submission of short abstracts from people who would like to give presentations or posters. The presentations would be about 30 minutes long. They can be on any theme related to the marine environment, either local to Pembrokeshire or further afield, or they could be on an interesting conservation project (either past, current or planned).  There is the opportunity to have presentations published in the Field Studies Council eJournal: Field Studies.

The Symposium attendance is £15, which includes light refreshments and a buffet lunch. This fee is waived for people giving presentations/posters. There will also be an evening meal for those who are able to stay, priced at £7. We can offer B&B accommodation at the Field Centre for those travelling from further afield.

I will be in touch soon with a programme and further details of the day.

To propose a paper/poster or book provisional place/accommodation please contact Helen Lewis email: [email protected]

Please send in a presentation proposal in the form of a title and short abstract (max 150 words), giving some background details about yourself.  Last year we were over-subscribed with presentations and so the final decision on speakers will be made to ensure a balanced programme for the day. Let us know if you would be able to give a longer key-note speech.  Deadline for abstracts is Thursday 15th February.

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