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SEACAMS2 STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP: 'Perspectives, Plans & Projects'

Location:
Caernarfon Suite, Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel, CF24 0DD
Time:
Tuesday 29 January 2019, 12:00–19:00
Presenter:
Seacams
More information:
http://www.seacams.ac.uk/seacams2/events.php

WORKSHOP AIM

The workshop aim is to inform businesses and other stakeholders on recent progress in SEACAMS2 and to identify priorities for ongoing and future collaborative projects.

The objectives of the workshop are to:

  1. Inform the sector of ongoing projects and technical and logistic resources available
  2. Identify priority areas for future SEACAMS2 activity
  3. Agree potential and actual collaborative projects for the final phase of SEACAMS2

 WHY ARE WE HOLDING THE WORKSHOP?

SEACAMS2 is being extended by one year to July 2020 and this provides opportunities for new collaborative projects. We are keen to optimise the value of the extension to businesses in the sector and the best way to achieve this is through ongoing discussion with a broad spectrum of businesses and other stakeholders.

The aim is to identify opportunities and priorities, and to formulate a coordinated plan of action to maximise the gains to the sector.

The workshop will also provide stakeholders with information on the scope and depth of SEACAMS2 resources via examples of some recent and current collaborative projects and the iMarDIS data platform.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Businesses operating in tidal range, tidal stream and wave energy sector in the maritime sector,
  • Consultants, advisors and regulators,
  • Researchers,
  • Marine data and information users and data managers.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND

Explore and firm up specific collaborative projects that benefit individual businesses. Help formulate a strategy in a regional context that benefits the sector as a whole. Contribute to emerging strategies in post-Brexit investment regimes.

FURTHER INFORMATION AND CONTACTS

For further information about the workshop visit the SEACAMS website www.seacams.ac.uk or contact Colin Jago at Bangor University (c.f.jago@bangor.ac.uk) and/or Dave Clarke at Swansea University (d.r.k.clarke@swansea.ac.uk

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

SEACAMS2 is a £17m project at Bangor and Swansea universities, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.  

WORKSHOP AGENDA

12:00 -13:00 Staffed project displays 1: informal discussions

Working lunch provided during this time             

Themes for manned project displays:

-          Oceanography: observations and modelling
-          Seabed morphology: multibeam mapping
-          Product development and survey method/tool development
-          Data storing, accessing, processing [iMardis]
-          Materials, biofouling and ecological development
-          Biosciences and consenting risks; seabirds; cetaceans; seals, fisheries, genetic survey tools.
-          Marine ecosystem products & services

 

13:00 - 13:05 Introductions, housekeeping, purpose of the day.

Structure of workshop:

-          Initial presentations to inform attendees about our capabilities and current projects.

-          Workshop / breakout sessions to develop views on priorities for the last 18 months.

-          Opportunities for individual companies to discuss possible projects with SEACAMS lead staff (via staffed project displays).

 

13:05 -13:15 SEACAMS2 Capabilities and capacities - Prof. Colin Jago

13:15 -13:50 Examples of current projects: (20 minutes each)

                       Swansea - Dr David Clarke

                       Bangor- Prof. Colin Jago

13:50 -14:00 Industry Overview – David Jones MEW

14:00 – 14:45 Breakout session 1.

14:45 - 15:30 Breakout session 2.

In each breakout session, attendees join 1 of 3 groups. Each attendee joins another group at the end of session 1 so everyone contributes to 2 groups. Each group has a SEACAMS organiser who covers both sessions and provides one set of feedback.

Group 1. Key research priorities for the sector? (Strategic view. Identify key areas of work)

Group 2. Oceanography, engineering, data and modelling gaps? [wave data and models, tidal modelling, bathymetry, impact of structures on seabed; opportunities to help with product design]

Group 3. Biological/consenting knowledge gaps? [seabirds, cetaceans, seals, fish; benthos : distribution; turbine interaction].

15:30 – 16:00 Tea and Coffee; staffed project displays 2: informal discussions

16:00 -17:00 Group feedback and plenary discussion. Group leads give feedback ; QA.

17:00 – 17:10 Close - Prof. Colin Jago

17.10 – end. Staffed project displays 3: informal discussions

Informal drinks reception and networking opportunities