Marine spatial planning - an EMSAGG webinar

An introduction into marine spatial planning in relation to sand and gravel across parts of Europe, featuring leading experts from the marine aggregate and geology industry. Supported by the European Marine Sand and Gravel Group (EMSAGG).

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Marine sand and gravel continues to make an important contribution to the development of global economies, with demand expanding for numerous end uses. Marine spatial planning is key to ensuring that long-term resources are available and responsibly managed, and is an important factor towards achieving sustainable development whilst meeting current and future demand.

For the past 22 years, EMSAGG has worked to identify developments and information needs for the marine sand and gravel constituents concerning all aspects of the industry across Europe. It is widely recognised that resource availability is a challenge in this industry, and as a result, marine spatial plans are regularly adjusted. EMSAGG have coordinated with industry representatives to outline a few approaches to this process across Europe.

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Why attend
Bring experts together from across Europe with experience in managing marine
spatial plans in relation to marine sand and gravel.
Learn about marine spatial planning currently in place across several European
Provide delegates the opportunity to meet and share experience with EMSAGG
members from across Europe.
Earn valuable CPD

Who should attend
Coastal managers and engineers
Environmental regulators
Consenting authorities
Government organisations with interest in use of sand and gravel and re-use of
dredged material

Wednesday 28 April 2021
10:00 - 11:45 BST

Programme: All times are BST
10:00 Welcome and introduction
Owen Jenkins, CIRIA
10:05 Chairman’s introduction to EMSAGG and marine spatial planning
Cees Laban, Marine Geological Advice
10:20 Introducing the new Marine Spatial Plan for Belgium (2020-2026)
Brigitte Lauwaert, Directorate Natural Environment
10:35 New referencing level for Belgium
Koen Degrendele and Marc Roche, FPS Economie
10:55 Maritime spatial planning in Germany
Ulrich Scheffler, Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency
11:15 Q&A with speakers and various EMSAGG panellists
11:40 Closing remarks

CIRIA members Free to attend
Non-members Free to attend

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28/04/2021 - 28/04/2021

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