ABP Marine Environmental Research Limited (ABPmer), a recognised authority in coastal habitat creation and restoration, is hosting a “Habitat Creation: Are We Delivering?” conference at One Great George Street, Westminster on 20 November 2013.
The conference will focus on the biggest challenges being faced by those working on coastal habitat creation projects across the UK and Europe, namely:
– How schemes are designed to meet the requirements of national and EC legislation, especially the Birds, Habitats and Water Framework Directives, and
– How the newly created habitats, and the species they support, are monitored and assessed against their targets and then integrated into the Natura 2000 network, where appropriate.
The morning sessions will highlight the current issues associated with scheme design and implementation of managed realignment and other habitat creation projects, whilst the afternoon session will explore the meaning of delivery and how best to achieve it in future.
Colin Scott, ABPmer’s technical lead on habitat creation, said: “The purpose of this event is to bring together regulators, practitioners and developers to talk about how coastal habitat creation schemes are performing against their objectives, especially the requirements of the Habitats Regulations”.
The ABPmer Coastal Habitat Creation Conference, first held in 2010, is a must-attend forum for everyone involved in the design, management and monitoring of managed realignment, regulated tidal exchange and sediment recharge schemes at the coast.
The Solent Protection Society is sponsoring this event.
For more details and for booking, please click here to go to the conference web page