Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 13th January 2021
10:00 

Welcome, details of the day and what to expect

with Rhian Jardine

Head of Development Planning & Marine Services, NRW

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10:05 

An overview of some of the priorities and opportunities for the Welsh marine and coastal environment, including what is set out in the marine area statement and more recent themes identified through the green recovery task force.

with

Kirsty Lindenbaum

Senior Specialist Advisor Marine, NRW 

Peter Davies  

Chair of Wales Marine Action and Advisory Group, Member of Green Recovery Task Force

10:40

Presentations showcasing local projects followed by an open discussion with audience and presenters

with

Alec Denny

Sustainable Recreation Co-Ordinator, Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum

 

Crona Hodges

Project Manager ECHOES & Director, Geo Smart Decisions

 

Ally Evans

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Aberystwyth University

 

Jessica Vevers

MSc graduate, Swansea University


David Kilner

Wales Project Engagement Officer for Dynamic Dunescapes, Plantlife

Hosted by Mike Dowell

Deputy Director Marine and Fisheries Division, Welsh Government

11:30 
Morning Break
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12:00
Hot Topic Discussion

Three presentations on your chosen topic, followed by an open discussion with audience and presenters

Attend one of:​

Supporting local marine and coastal needs in Wales. Community level ideas and actions around opportunities for a more joined up and sustainable approach.

 

With presentations from: 

Emma McKinley

Research fellow, Cardiff University

 

Andy Godber

Lead Ranger, National Trust

 

Paul Renfro

Senior Project Manager, Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum

 

Facilitated by: Ceri-Beynon Davies

Senior Advisor (Marine and Coastal Wellbeing), NRW

OR

Discussing action around Wales that supports restoration and biodiversity, highlighting opportunities for working together at all scales.

With presentations from:

Richard Unsworth

Director, Project Seagrass

 

Ruth Callaway

Senior Marine Research Scientist, Swansea University

 

Martin Skov

Reader, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University

 

Facilitated by: Amy Martin

Specialist Advisor Marine Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, NRW

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12:55

An introduction to the discussion session, including how to select and access your regional discussion group of choice

with Kathryn Hughes

Senior Advisor (Marine Area Statement), NRW 

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13:00 - 14:00 
Break for Lunch
14:00  

Discussions identifying local opportunities and project ideas with other regional partners and stakeholders

 

Attend ONE of the areas:

NE Wales

Facilitated by Kathryn Hughes

Senior Advisor (Marine Area Statement), NRW

 

NW Wales

Facilitated by Kirsty Lindenbaum

Senior Specialist Advisor Marine, NRW

 

Mid Wales

Facilitated by Amy Martin

Specialist Advisor Marine Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, NRW

 

SW Wales

Facilitated by Emma Lowe

Marine Area Statement Officer, People & Places, NRW

 

SC & SE Wales

Facilitated by Ceri-Beynon Davies

Senior Advisor (Marine and Coastal Wellbeing), NRW

 

Welsh speaking group

Facilitated by Rhian Jardine

Head of Development Planning and Marine Services, NRW

14:45 
Afternoon Break
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15:00 - 16:00

A summary from our hosts, plus the opportunity to network and continue discussions from the day

with 

Kirsty Lindenbaum

Senior Specialist Advisor Marine, NRW

 

Peter Davies

Chair of Wales Marine Action and Advisory Group, Member of Green Recovery Task Force

 

Rhian Jardine

Head of Development Planning & Marine Services, NRW

 
 
Day 2 - Thursday 14th January 2021

Welcome, details of the day and what to expect

with Rhian Jardine

Head of Development Planning & Marine Services, NRW

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10:10 

Examples of funding opportunities in Wales, and how we can make the most of them to deliver marine and coastal projects. Followed by an open discussion with audience and presenters

with

Sean Clement

Policy Officer, UK SEAS Programme, WWF

 

Rachel Lopata

Co-Founder, Sea Changers

 

Lambros Karasellos

Community Programmes Assistant, People’s Postcode Lottery

Rhian Jardine

Head of Development Planning & Marine Services, NRW

11:00 
Break
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11:10

Presentations on new, collaborative or partnership working to overcome known challenges, followed by an open discussion with audience and presenters

with

Siobhan Vye,  

Specialist Advisor, Marine & Brexit, NRW

 

Harriet Robinson,

Specialist Advisor Marine Ecosystems, NRW

 

Jess Hooper

Programme Manager, Marine Energy Wales

Hosted by Kirsty Lindenbaum

Senior Specialist Advisor Marine, NRW

11:45
Break
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12:00 - 13:00
Hot Topic Discussion

Three presentations on your chosen topic, followed by an open discussion with audience and presenters

Attend one of:​

Covering issues and opportunities around coastal and marine water quality, including citizen science, marine litter and the public utility industry.

with presentations from: 

Fergus O’Brien

Wastewater and Environment Services Manager Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

 

Sue Burton

Pembrokeshire Marine SAC Officer, Milford Haven Port Authority

 

Lloyd Nelmes

Project Co-Ordinator, Sea Trust

 

Facilitated by Kathryn Hughes

Senior Advisor (Marine Area Statement), NRW

OR

How climate change is impacting or may impact ecosystems, structures and communities. How we can adapt or mitigate for change, and raising awareness through coastal groups and communities.

with presentations from: 

Lisa Goodier

Business Manager, Gwynedd Council

 

Alex Cameron-Smith

Community and Climate Change Engagement Coordinator, Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum

 

Gwyn Nelson

Programme Manager, Wales Coastal Monitoring Centre

 

Facilitated by Nicola Rimington

Lead Specialist Advisor: Marine and Coastal Physical Process and Coastal Management, NRW

13:00 - 14:00 
Break for Lunch
14:00 - 14:45

Examples of collaborative working, with lessons learnt and opportunities to work together better, followed by an open discussion with audience and presenters 

with

Jetske Germing

Business Development / Executive Director, Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum

and

Sue Burton

Pembrokeshire Marine SAC Officer, Milford Haven Port Authority

 

Nia Jones

Living Seas Wales Project Manager, North Wales Wildlife Trust

 

Hosted by Peter Davies

Chair of Wales Marine Action and Advisory Group, Member of Green Recovery Task Force

14:45

An introduction to the discussion session, including how to select and access your regional discussion group of choice

with Kathryn Hughes

Senior Advisor (Marine Area Statement), NRW 

14:50
Break
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15:00 - 15:45

Discussions identifying local opportunities and project ideas with other regional partners and stakeholders

 

Attend ONE of the areas:

NE Wales

Facilitated by Kathryn Hughes

Senior Advisor (Marine Area Statement), NRW

 

NW Wales

Facilitated by Kirsty Lindenbaum

Senior Specialist Advisor Marine, NRW

 

Mid Wales

Facilitated by Amy Martin

Specialist Advisor Marine Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, NRW

 

SW Wales

Facilitated by Emma Lowe

Marine Area Statement Officer, People & Places, NRW

 

SC & SE Wales

Facilitated by Ceri-Beynon Davies

Senior Advisor (Marine and Coastal Wellbeing), NRW

 

Welsh speaking group

Facilitated by Rhian Jardine

Head of Development Planning and Marine Services, NRW

15:45 - 16:00

A summary of the two day event and a look ahead to continuing working together for the Welsh coast and seas.

with 

Kirsty Lindenbaum

Senior Specialist Advisor Marine, NRW

 

Peter Davies

Chair of Wales Marine Action and Advisory Group, Member of Green Recovery Task Force

 

Rhian Jardine

Head of Development Planning & Marine Services, NRW

10:00