january, 2018

17jan(jan 17)9:00 am18(jan 18)4:30 pmCoastal Futures 2018Royal Geographical Society Event Organized By: Bob Earll CMS

Event Details

Coastal Futures Programme Outline

The conference has reached its 25th year and there will be an emphasis on looking ahead to the opportunities and practical measures that will be needed to meet the challenges the future will pose. Already a number of high level speakers have been earmarked and Defra have been very supportive. The programme for CF18 will include over 35 presentations covering a wide range of issues raised during the market research; these will include:

  • The Government’s Vision for the marine environment

  • The Defra 25 year plan and its implications for the marine & coastal environment

  • The opportunity of Brexit, if it is framed as a generational opportunity to mould things for the better

  • Brexit and our relationship with international conventions

  • Brexit and environmental legislation

  • Coastal communities and changing realities: mergers, CFF funding, blue economy

  • Coasts, communities and resilience

  • Health & wellbeing in the coastal and marine environment

  • Coastal defences and ecosystem services

  • Marine Spatial Planning – Bud Ehler – the respected leader in this field has agreed to speak

  • Renewables in coastal & marine environment – wind, waves, tidal stream & lagoons

  • Marine and coastal infrastructure – global developments

  • Natural Capital – exploring practical applications

  • Climate change: warming and ecosystem effects – population scale changes

  • Monitoring and adaptive management

  • Cumulative effects – clearer guidance?

  • Marine litter – plastics and micro-plastics

  • Marine Conservation, MPAs & the scale of current developments – Dan Laffoley IUCN

  • Marine Protected Areas – Brexit, Evaluation of operations, economic benefits, displacement

  • Brexit and the Fisheries Bill – opportunities – and environmental protections

  • Shellfishery aquaculture & multiple benefits

and much more

There will be a number of slots for short presentations by delegates. The full programme will be published in late October.


17 (Wednesday) 9:00 am - 18 (Thursday) 4:30 pm


Royal Geographical Society

1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR