On Tuesday the 27th of August the Socio Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) is holding its fourth annual Beaufort Marine Socio-Economic Symposium in NUI Galway. The symposium is an opportunity for researchers and policy makers in the area of marine socio-economics to get together to meet and discuss their on-going work. The symposium is divided up into 4 sessions. The topics of the morning sessions will be “Valuing the Ocean and Coastal Economies’', a session sponsored by the MARNET project, and ''Maritime Transport” and the afternoon sessions will look at the valuation of ''Water Resources'' and ''Ecosystem Services''.
Speakers on the day will include Dr. Maria Feo from the University of Jaume I in Spain who will give a presentation on maritime freight transport models in Spain, Captain Raja Maitra from the Howth Fishery Harbour & Dublin Institute of Technology who will give an overview of port policy in Ireland and Dr. Ana Corina Miller from Trinity College Dublin who will present her work on employment effects of seafood production growth targets. There will also be an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sponsored session where Dr. Cathal O'Donoghue from Teagasc and Dr. Craig Bullock from UCD will present their work on water resources projects in Ireland. The symposium will also include presentations by researchers involved in the Beaufort Award across the four topics of the day.
The Beaufort Award is carried out under the Sea Change Strategy and the Strategy for Science Technology and Innovation (2006-2013), with the support of the Marine Institute, funded under the Marine Research Sub-Programme of the National Development Plan 2007–2013.
This is a free event and all are welcome. Please register for the event by Friday 23rd August at 5pm.
For more information please contact Rebecca.Corless@nuigalway.ie