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Seabirds: towards a sustainable future with renewable energies | #BOUsci18

 11 Oct 2018

Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough, UK.
What do we need to know about seabirds in the next decade and beyond to ensure we work together to enable a sustainable future for populations while offshore renewable developments expand across the world?

This one-day event will bring together leading experts (researchers, manufacturers, policy-makers and conservationists) to share and build on current knowledge and challenge us all to think about the key questions we still need to address at the individual, (meta) population and community level (including seabird-prey interactions).

Issues of scale and detailed spatial use of offshore marine areas will be a focus as renewable energy extraction is particularly spatially governed. If we are to have successful conservation of seabird populations in a busy marine environment we need the evidence base to direct future research and inform policy development.

Keynote presentations

Confirmed (more to follow)

Francis Daunt | Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Seabirds and marine #renewables: population and meta-population level issues
Prof Bob Furness | MacArthur Green
Addressing key challenges in seabird-renewables interactions

Call for papers

We welcome submissions for 15-minute presentation slots (time for questions included) that fit within the scope of the meeting (above).

Submissions are only accepted on the official template downloadable here and and should be submitted to ku.gro.uobnull@yeldudevets by 31 May 2018.


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The scientific programme is being organised by Dr Beth Scott (Chair, University of Aberdeen), Dr Maria Bogdanov (CEH Edinburgh) and Danny Heptinstall (RSPB).

Image credit
Top right: Walney offshore wind farm David Dixon CC-BY-SA-2.0 via geograph.org.uk


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