Webinar: Marine Protected Areas in the UK

17th April, 2015

Our next webinar  “Progress towards Marine Protected Areas in the UK” takes place from 14h00 – 15h30 BST on Wednesday 13th May 2015.

What’s the webinar about?

The conservation of the marine environment has been rising up the agenda both domestically and internationally in recent years. There has been progress across the UK in establishing marine protected areas, yet the approaches taken differ in the constituent countries of the UK. This webinar will provide attendees with information from across the UK on the progress towards protecting the marine environment. Presentations will focus on the legislative background, where the designation process has got to, what has been designated where so far, what is in the pipeline, how MPAs are being managed or will MPAs be managed, the relationship with onshore designations, as well as the context of EU and international commitments.

How will I benefit from the webinar?

You will have the opportunity to share in comparative perspectives from experts in the different countries of the UK on the development of marine protected areas. You will also have the chance to ask questions!

Who should take part?

Colleagues from statutory agencies, all protected landscapes and especially coastal protected landscapes, NGOs and anyone with an interest in the protection of the marine environment.


The schedule can be found in the programme below:

EAI Webinars

14:00 – 15:30, BST, Wednesday 13th May 2015

Progress towards Marine Protected Areas in the UK


14:00 Webinar goes Live (link supplied on registration

Introduction, Welcomes and Instructions

Tim Venes, Chair, EAI Coastal & Marine Working Group & Chair, AONB Officer, Norfolk Coast Partnership

Richard Blackman, Development Adviser


The view from Scotland

Katie Gillham, Head of Coastal & Marine Ecosystems and Use Unit, Scottish Natural Heritage

14:20-14:25 Time for Questions


The view from Wales

Maggie Hatton Ellis, Marine Management Team Leader, Natural Resources Wales


Time for Questions


The view from England: Advising on the conservation objectives of Marine Protected Areas

Jamie Davies, Project Manager – Conservation Advice, Natural England


Time for Questions

15:05 – 15:20

Marine Protected Areas in Northern Ireland’s Inshore Region

Maxime Sizaret, Director, Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust

15:20 – 15:25

TIme for Questions

15:25 – 15:35 approx

Further Questions & Concluding remarks



Please send an e-mail to Richard Blackman, EAI Development Adviser, and he will send you the link to the webinar.