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MESH Conference

 

                       Conference Delegates

 

 

Mapping European Seabed Habitats

A framework to support Sustainable Management

 
Wed 14/3/2007- Thu 15/3/2007
Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
 
Over 200 delegates from more than 20 countries attended the MESH Conference in Dublin in March 2007. Stakeholders, policy-makers and MESH Partners contributed presentations to the two-day conference programme.
 
Press article:  Irish Times
 
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MESH Conference Presentations: Wednesday 14th March 2007
Speaker Presentation Title Size
 
Introduction
Chair:  Fiona Fitzpatrick, Marine Institute, Ireland
  
Prof. Gary Green
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, USA
Keynote speaker – The importance of habitat mapping

9.7MB

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Petra Pelster
Joint Technical Secretariat of INTERREG IIIB North West Europe
The MESH Project – A model of transnational territorial cooperation

400KB

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David Connor
Joint Nature Conservation Committee, UK
An overview of the MESH project

>10MB

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On request

 
Session 1:  Habitat mapping – an essential component of marine management
Chair: Paul Gilliland, Natural England, UK
  
Mark Russell
British Marine Aggregates Producers Association, UK
Mapping and industry – the marine aggregate industry perspective

2.7MB

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Joe Breen
Environmental Heritage Service, Northern Ireland
Habitat mapping to meet key policy and management needs – a Northern Ireland perspective

4.5MB

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Matt Service
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Northern Ireland
Habitat maps in a fisheries management context

4.7MB

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Natalie Coltman
Joint Nature Conservation Committee, UK
Making the best use of existing maps – MESH data collation and web dissemination

5.1MB

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Session 2:  Scoping and planning mapping projects
Chair:  Roger Coggan, CEFAS, UK
 
 
Ian Sotheran and Dan Foster-Smith
Envision Ltd, UK
Scoping the project:  What exactly do you want to map?

5.4MB

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Roger Coggan
CEFAS, UK
Gap analysis and survey specification

6.2MB

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Annika Mitchell
Queens University Belfast / Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Northern Ireland
Optimising surveys 1: Survey strategies

2.6MB

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Jacques Populus
IFREMER, France
Optimising surveys 2:  Survey design and survey tools

3.0MB

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Session 3: Standards and protocols: Best practice for habitat mapping – acquiring high quality data for better maps
Chair:  Janine Guinan, Marine Institute, Ireland
  

Fiona Fitzpatrick

Marine Institute, Ireland

Recommended operating guidelines and standards in marine habitat mapping

4.5MB

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Craig Brown
University of Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Synopsis of operational workshops (video, backscatter) and case studies from the subtidal

3.6MB

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Andy Wheeler
University College Cork, Ireland
From the far to the near – Data integration and resolution: Lessons from deep water surveys

7.3MB

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MESH Conference Presentations: Thursday 15th March 2007
Speaker Presentation Title Size
 
Session 4: Producing habitat maps
Chair:  Bob Foster-Smith, Envision Mapping Ltd, UK
  
Vera Van Lancker
University of Ghent, Belgium
Data integration and modelling in view of habitat mapping

4.6MB

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Paul Gilliland
Natural England, UK
Ways to produce broadscale habitat mapping, such as ‘landscape’ modelling and UKSeaMap

4.8MB

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Els Verfaillie, University of Ghent, Belgium
Towards high resolution habitat maps of the southern North Sea

3.4MB

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Brigitte Guillaumont

IFRMER, France

From fine to intermediate scale modelling and mapping: what can we achieve?

3.6MB

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Session 5:  Accuracy and confidence in maps
Chair: Dave Long, British Geological Survey, UK
  
Bob Foster-Smith
Envision Mapping Ltd, UK
Assessing accuracy and confidence – a practical solution to a complex problem

1.6MB

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Sytze Van Heteren
Technological Innovation (TNO), Netherlands
Confidence in proxy maps: Policy decisions that will be made using maps

5.2MB

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Session 6: Benefits of transnational survey cooperation
Chair: Styze Van Heteren, Technological Innovation (TNO), Netherlands
  
Liz Sides
Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Ireland

The Irish national requirement for habitat maps

6.6MB

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Jan Van Dalfsen

TNO, Netherlands

The benefits of transnational co-operation, the western Shelf, NW Shelf Consortium, Belgium Shelf

6.4MB

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Steven Piel
French Marine Protected Areas Agency, France
Marine Protected Areas; the French spatial approach

4.1MB

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Conference wrap-up: The potential contribution of habitat mapping to emerging European Policy  

Chair Deryck Steer, MD, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, UK
 
Rania Spyropoulou
European Environment Agency, Denmark
European Environment Agency perspective on seabed habitat information

600KB

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Gert Vereet (pre-recorded)
European Commission, Brussels
The potential role of habitat mapping in delivering the Marine Strategy Directive
European Commission

530KB

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Fiona Fitzpatrick (Peter Heffernan)
Marine Institute, Ireland
How MESH can contribute to the creation of a European Atlas of the Seas as proposed in the EU Maritime Green Paper.

3.7MB

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