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ON SEA OBSERVER 2018 - Ocean Symposium 2018 and Marine Exhibition
All are welcome to attend the event which is organised by the United Nations Association (Bexhill and Hastings), Sussex Wildlife Trust, Rother Voluntary Action, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.
There will be presentations by expert speakers in the fields of
Climate Change, Ocean Pollution, Marine Conservation, Marine resources and Commonwealth Nations,
Blue Economy and Fisheries. Short films about the Global Oceans and life under
water in the Sussex Coast will be shown.
More than 150 delegates representing different Marine Organisations in Sussex, Hampshire, Kent and London, as well as Scientists from leading Academic Institutions will be attending.
United Nations Marine Biologist Gonzalo Alvarez said: “Never before has our Ocean been under such threat:
acidification, ocean warming, polar ice melting, coral reefs and marine life in danger. Come and join us at this exciting community event. A Marine Exhibition, stalls and a day of learning and networking.
“Watch with us the BBC Earth short film about the Oceans, narrated by
Sir David Attenborough, and listen to experts about new projects in the fields of Marine Conservation, Global Oceans, Climate Change, Marine Resources and Marine Wildlife. See the
SeaVax Prototype. Its amazing. Come and join us at this exciting event.”
Tea and coffee provided. For more information email: email@example.com
09:30am Doors open. Registration.
10.00am Welcome by Co-Chairs of Symposium.
10:05am Official Opening by Jamie Bedwell, Triathlete and 2024
10:15am Welcome of Delegates by The Mayor of Hastings,
Councillor Nigel Sinden
10:20am Film, BBC Earth, narrated by Sir David Attenborough
OCEANS AND GLOBAL ISSUES
10:25am “UN Global Sustainable Goals; implications for our communities” by Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director,
United Nations Association, UK.
10:45am “Oceans, Marine Resources and Commonwealth Nations” by Dr Nicholas Watts, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of
11:05am Discussion chaired by John Fowler, Chairman of the United Nations Association, Bexhill and Hastings. Panelists: Natalie Samarasinghe and Dr Nicholas Watts.
11:35 Coffee break – Marine Exhibition (stalls)
12:05pm Wildlife Trust Video 1
12:10pm “Ocean pollution, microplastics and effects of
change” by Dr Tim Ferrero, Senior Specialist for Marine Advocacy, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.
12:20pm “Marine Conservation Zones” by Dr Sean Ashworth, Deputy Chief Fisheries and Conservation Officer, Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority.
12:30pm Discussion chaired by Tim Dapling, Chief Fisheries and Conservation Officer, Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority). Panelists: Dr Tim Ferrero, Dr Sean Ashworth; Dr Corina Ciocan, Lecturer in Environmental Sciences and Marine Biology,
Brighton – and Paul Linwood (Chairman of the Sussex Marine and Coastal Forum and Sewage Policy Manager,
13:00pm Lunch break – Marine Exhibition
13:45pm Wildlife Trust Film 2
This is a map showing Pelham Place (A259) in Hastings. St Mary
In The Castle is seen top centre, to the right of the Borough
Council buildings. There is ample parking in front of the
venue at the seafront car park - pay and display. It will cost
you about £10 for the whole day.
FISHERIES AND REGIONAL MARINE PROJECTS
13: 50 “Blue Economy and fisheries” Dr Adriana Ford, Coordinator of the Greenwich Maritime Centre, University of Greenwich.
14: 10 Blue Marine Foundation
– Morven Robertson – UK Project Manager
14: 30 Hastings
Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) and LIFE - Jeremy Percy – Executive Director, Low Impact Fishers of
14: 45 BREAK - Marine Exhibition
15: 00 Announcements (new projects, partnerships, policies and initiatives)
15: 10 Surfers against Sewage – Colin Darbyshire
15: 15 Cleaner Ocean Foundation (Blue Growth) –
SeaVax innovation Project –
Nelson Kay – Project Manager
15 : 20 Final Round Table (Chair: Dr Sean Ashworth)
Panelists: Dr Adriana Ford, Dr Nicholas Watts, Natalie Samarasinghe, Dr Tim Ferrero, Dr Corina Ciocan and Jeremy Percy.
15: 50 The Ocean Charter, Symposium Declaration, UN SDG Targets, and Future Strategy.
16: 00 Final Audio Visual presentation (including a short film about the Oceans)
16 : 20 Closing Words, John Fowler, Chairman of the United Nations
Association, Bexhill and Hastings
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DUSTCART - SeaVax is seen here during open water floatation
trials. Please note that this is a small (proof of concept)
version of any ocean or river portable dustcart that we hope
will be tested on the south coast of England as the project
progresses. SeaVax is a selective filtration machine that will
be configured to target solid plastics and particles. The
machine could also be used in oil spill emergencies, or as a
selective fishing vessel for harvesting of alternative marine
produce. The platform could thus be useful in
many ways, leaving traditional fishermen to catch their quotas
in a move to more efficient use of our ocean resources.
will be on display at The Ocean Symposium, Hastings on the
St Mary In The Castle
7 Pelham Crescent
Sarah Ward - Living Seas Officer
Mobile: 07717 835 039
Direct line: 01273 497 572
There are two areas for stalls: the
Crypt and the Balcony. The crypt is the area through which visitors will arrive and the balcony overlooks the main auditorium.
Crypt stalls are:
- Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society
- Transition Town Hastings
- Guardians of the Deep
- Blue Growth / Sea Vax
- University of Brighton students
Balcony stalls are:
- Plastic Free Pledge 0800
- Strandline Stories 0800
- Natural England 0800
- Marine Conservation Society 0810
- Southern Water 0810
- Rother Voluntary Action 0810
- Sussex Wildlife Trust 0820
- UNA Bexhill & Hastings 0820
- No Plastics Shop 0820
- Sussex IFCA 0830
- Surfers Against Sewage 0830
- Brighton Dolphin Project (awaiting confirmation)
OCEAN SYMPOSIUM STEERING GROUP
- Gonzalo J. Alvarez – Marine Biologist - United Nations Association (Co-Chair of the Ocean Symposium)
- Sarah Ward – Marine Biologist - Living Seas Officer, Sussex Wildlife Trust (Co-Chair of the Ocean Symposium)
- Martin Fisher – CEO Rother Voluntary Action
- Dr Tim Ferrero – Senior Specialist for Marine Advocacy, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife
- Jan Cutting – Active Communities Lead, Rother Voluntary Action
United Nations Association Bexhill and Hastings
Sussex Wildlife Trust
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Rother Voluntary Action
Hastings Voluntary Action
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