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Clyde Marine Litter Symposium

26 November 2016 @ 10:00 - 15:30



10:00: Arrivals, Tea and coffee

10.40: Welcome and overview. Isabel Glasgow

(Start time gives people time to arrive on the 10.15am Largs ferry)

Session 1: The Science

10.50: Marine micro-plastics and their impact on the Firth of Clyde. Dr Phillip Cowie (FSC)

11.00: Citizen science and the synthetic strandline. Natalie Welden

11.10: Q&A session

Session 2: Action

11.20: Litter Picks – An Arran Coastal way perspective. Rachel Sedman

11.30: Lessons learned from litter picks on a difficult to access Coast. Andrew Binnie (COAST)

11.40: Session with Sandra MacMillan (Beachwatch Bute)

11:50: Session with Audrey Baird (Argyll and Bute Council)

12.05: Q&A session

12:15: Lunch

(12:45: Optional tour of FSC Millport and the newly developed facilities, Museum and Aquarium)

Session 3: Setting the Clyde in a wider context

13:00: Beachwatch in the Clyde Marine Region. Catherine Gemmell (MCS)

13:10: Community engagement and marine Litter in Shetland and Orkney. Laura Curtis-Moss (RSPB)

13.40: Litter prevention and Recreational Anglers. Sam King (SSACN)

13.20: Fishing for litter (Graham Humphries, KIMO UK)

13:40: Q&A session

Session 4: Where next?

13:50: Workshop: Marine Planning – effective policy approaches for tackling marine litter. (Led by Clyde Marine Planning Partnership) Focused on getting views of stakeholders to inform marine planning in the Clyde.

15:20: Closing remarks. Isabel Glasgow

15:30: Departure



26 November 2016
10:00 - 15:30


Field Studies Counci;
Millport, Isle of Cumbrae KA28 0EG United Kingdom + Google Map
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