Saturday 31st March, 2018
FSC Millport is delighted to be hosting its 2nd marine research symposium on Saturday 31st March 2018, which will be an opportunity to show-case marine and coastal ecological research, monitoring, surveys and conservation initiatives in the Firth of Clyde Area.
The Symposium will consist of a series of papers (delivered as presentations or posters) on past and current work being carried out in and around the Clyde Area, and further afield. In the afternoon, there will be a chance for visitors to see around the centre and engage in interactive demonstrations. We will finish the day by going to a local shore and conducting a Bioblitz.
0900 - 0940 Registration, welcome and coffee
0940 – 1000 Alex MacFie, Centre Manager: Welcome to FSC Millport
1000 - 1025 Phillip Cowie (FSC): Biological Recording at Millport
1025 - 1045 Daniella Hodgson (Royal Holloway): Microplastics in the Marine Environment
1045-1100 Mark Ward (FSC): Ocean literacy and the FSC
1100 - 1130 Coffee break and opportunity for networking
1130 - 1200 David Nairn (Conservation charity): Clyde Marine Mammal Project
1200 - 1220 Jack Lucas (FSC): Scottish Seabirds
1220 - 1250 Helen Embleton. Project officer, Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire
1300 – 1400 Buffet Lunch
1400 - 1600 Tours of the station, Interactive Demonstrations.
1600 - 1800 Rocky Shore Bioblitz on local shore.
The Symposium is open to anyone from students or HE staff currently working in marine research, to conservationists and rangers and to interested naturalists or members of the public who want to find out more about the marine environment.
The Symposium attendance costs £15, which includes light refreshments and a buffet lunch – advance booking essential. This fee is waived for people giving presentations/posters.
To book a symposium place or accommodation, pop-in (if you are local) or
Phone: 01475 531420 or email: [email protected]
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