Marine and coastal natural habitats are under increasing pressure from new activities, such as energy renewables or popular activities such as recreational fishing. Are they compatible? Is an integrated approach possible? The main aim of this workshop is to prepare site managers of marine and coastal areas to address novel issues, to anticipate what information, decisions and actions are necessary to protect and manage biodiversity and how to work at different scales: from local to European level.
Drawing upon the experience and knowledge of participants, the workshop will enable comparison and benchmarking of approaches in different marine regions of Europe. In addition, it will establish contact between practitioners involved in marine and coastal conservation and their stakeholders.
The meeting is open to pre-registered participants (members and non-members).