Research Lecture | Exploring the deep sea: providing evidence for the implementation of Marine Protected Areas in UK waters

15th November 2021, 18:00-19:30
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Date: Monday 15th November 2021
Time: 18:00 – 19:30
Location: Conference Hall, Europa Point Campus

Join us on campus for this research lecture exploring evidence for the implementation of Marine Protected Areas in UK waters. 

Marine Protected Areas are the main tool with which to protect habitats and species of conservation importance.

In order to adequately protect the deep sea environment, National government agencies require scientific evidence to designate MPAs within their waters.

This presentation will outline the process by which evidence is gathered and analysed to collaborately work with scientists and marine managers to effectively designate MPAs and meet international obligations.

This event is brought to you by the University of Gibraltar’s Research Office. The University of Gibraltar believes that We believe that quality research and its proper application can have a lasting and significant positive effect on the world we live in. This includes investigative work of direct relevance to current societal needs, including public and voluntary, as well as the commercial and industry sectors.

About the speaker

Dr Jaime Davies is an associate research fellow at the University of Plymouth with over 10 years’ experience as a deep-sea benthic ecologist, acting as lead biologist on several research cruises. Working in the field of conservation, with an interest in the ecology and mapping of vulnerable species/habitats, providing data to government agencies to use for proposing/designating Marine Protected Areas in UK and French waters. With an interest in cold-water corals, Jaime works closely with coral taxonomists and has organised many international cold-water coral identification training workshops. She is a co-founder of the INCISE network, a working group leader of the INCISE conservation working group and editor of a special issue on submarine canyons.

Important COVID-19 information 

In order to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission, the University of Gibraltar follows the guidance of Public Health Gibraltar for all events. As a result, ticket holders for this event need to be either fully vaccinated with two doses or have had a negative COVID test within the previous 24 hours in order to attend the event. Read full advice here.

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