Across the UK coastline, there is an abundance of infrastructure used for coastal protection, flood defence, commercial or recreational purposes. However, these are rarely designed to enhance coastal water ecosystems. In recent years, ideas have been developed to use this so-called "grey infrastructure" to provide habitats for marine life. There are various projects and schemes going on across the country, each of which are proving successful in their intentions of boosting marine ecosystems.
Examples of two of the projects that will be showcase at this event can be found below:
MARINEFF project: http://marineff-project.eu/en/
Ecostructure project: http://www.ecostructureproject.eu/
Attendees at this webinar will:
- hear directly from the academics involved in eco-engineering projects across the UK, and have an opportunity to ask questions about the projects
- examine the impact projects have had on industry to date
- have an opportunity to identify project outputs that may be transferable to their businesses
- develop understanding of the importance of eco-engineering for a sustainable future.
13:30 Welcome and introductions – Louise Walker, CIRIA
13:35 Partnership approach to eco-engineering in flood and coastal risk management
Gavin Holder & Lucy Sheffield, Havant Borough Council
13:45 Marine Infrastructure Effects (Marineff) project – Introduction and
update on activities – Jess Bone, Bournemouth University
14:00 Ecostructure – Building the evidence base for ecologically-sensitive design
Dr Ally Evans, Aberystwyth University
14:10 Ecostructure – Ecological condition of coastal structures
Paul Brooks, University College Dublin
14:20 UK and International Guidelines for Coastal Eco-Engineering and
research insights from across the UK – Dr Larissa Naylor, University of Glasgow
14:30 Limitations of eco-engineering and its adoption in the UK and overseas
Dr Louise Firth, Plymouth University
Who should attend
Asset Managers, Asset Owners, Resilience Managers, Consultants, Ecologists, biodiversity professionals, planners, clients, funders.
Tuesday 4th February 2020
13:30 - 15:00
FREE for all to attend
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