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FSC Millport Biology Symposium and Centre Open Afternoon

Saturday 31st March, 2018

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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.

Seminar Programme

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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