University Director Attends EU Marine Conservation Meeting In Croatia

13th October 2016

Dr Darren Fa, the University’s Director of Academic Programmes and Research is attending a series of workshops in Zagreb, Croatia during the 12th-16th October. The workshops focus on the framework of the MarCons project ‘Advancing marine conservation in the European and contiguous seas’. The objective of MarCons is advancing transboundary conservation planning, proposing management actions, accounting for climate change and biological invasions and providing guidance for governance issues.

The action shall bridge the gap between conservation science and policy makers, and substantially contribute to the challenge of halting biodiversity loss in the European seas by 2020. Dr Fa has been invited as an expert to participate in discussions of two working groups ‘From Description to Prediction of Cumulative Human Impacts on Marine Ecosystems to inform Conservation Planning’ and ‘Present Challenges and Limitations in Marine Conservation’.

MarCons is partnering 70 researchers of 24 European countries and it is funded by the COST programme, the longest-running programme supporting pan-European networks of researchers, and backed by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020.