5th Annual Beaufort Marine Socio – Economic Symposium

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Tuesday 21st October 2014, Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway, 9.00am – 5.00pm.

On Tuesday October 21st, The Socio Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU), NUI Galway (http://www.nuigalway.ie/semru/) will be holding it’s 5th annual research symposium. The symposium is an opportunity for researchers and policy makers in the area of marine socio-economics to get together to meet and discuss on-going research. The day is divided up into 3 sessions, and will cover topics such as valuing the ocean and coastal economies, maritime transport, fisheries and ocean energy, marine spatial planning and more! The symposium will include presentations by researchers involved in the Beaufort Award across the three sessions of the day. A complete programme of all presentations will be available in the coming weeks.

There will also be a Marnet project session where the practical uses of marine socio-economic data collected across the Atlantic Arc EU member States will be presented. Marnet is a marine socio economic transnational EU INTERREG project which is supported by the EU Atlantic Area Interreg Programme.

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.

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