The city of Brest will be hosting a series of conferences organized in relation to Blue Growth over a one-week period:
• 3rd MarCoPol Forum 2015, the English-French forum on marine and coastal policy
• Safer Seas conference, focusing on issues of safety and security at sea http://www.saferseas-brest.org
2nd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference initiated by the European Commission's DG MARE : http://www.atlanticstrategy.eu/en/news/atlantic-stakeholder-conference-brest-france
The 2015 MarCoPol Forum will take place from October 27th to October 28th. Participants will have access to all Safer Seas events.
Tuesday october 27
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 11h30 Joint opening session Safer seas and EURASC
Scientific conference on climate change by Jean Jouzel, Vice-Chair of IPCC
11h30 - 12h30 Safer seas, session 1 : Gigantism of cargo and passenger ships
12h30 - 14h00 Lunch at the Quartz
12h30 – 14h00 Safer seas, session 1 cont. : Accidental pollution and pollutions inherent to maritime activies
15h30 – 17h30 Safer seas, session 2 : Geostrategic context and maritime security
Wednesday October 28 : MarCoPol Forum
There will be a simultaneous translation French>English throughout the Forum
8:30 - 9:00 - MarCoPol Forum Registration
9:00 - 9:15 - Forum Welcome
9:15 - 11:00 - Plenary session I : Implementing marine policy in France and the UK
Introduction: Denis Bailly, deputy director UMR-AMURE, Center for Law and Economics of the Sea, University of Brest and Gillian Glegg, Director, Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy, University of Plymouth
9:20 - "Approach to marine conservation in France"
Marine Protected Area Agency, France
10:05 - "Approach to marine conservation in the UK"
Ollie Payne, Senior Marine Protected Areas Adviser, Joint Nature Conservation Committee
10:35 - "First assessment of the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) (2008/56/EC)"
Annie Cudennec, Deputy Director, UMR-AMURE, University of West Brittany, Brest
10:35 - "Blue Growth agenda"
Thomas Du Payrat, Deputy Director, Odyssée Développement
11:00 - 11:20 : Coffee break
11:20-12:45 - Parallel sessions :
Workshop 1 : Coastal risk management
Manuelle Philippe, AMURE Center for Law and Economics of the Sea, University of Brest
Workshop 2 : Marine Protected Areas
Sarah Gall, Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy, University of Plymouth
13:00-14:30- Lunch break
14:30 - Plenary session II : Implementing marine policy in France and the UK
14:30 - "Marine governance in UK"
Sam Burgess, Oceanterra, Versham
14:50 - "Implementing the Marine Strategy Framework Directive"
François Victor, Chef de la Mission de Coordination des Politiques de la Mer et du littoral, Direction interrégionale de la mer Nord Atlantique Manche Ouest
14:50 - "Marine international cooperation"
Simon Benard, Direction des Politiques Européennes et de la Coopération, Région Haute Normandie
15:10 - "Cooperating accross the English Channel"
Gillian Glegg, Director, Center for Marine and Coastal Policy, University of Plymouth
16:00-16:30 : Coffee break at the Quartz
16:30-18:00 - Parallel sessions :
Workshop 3 : Ecosystem management and marine spatial planning
Lucie Trulla, Direction interrégionale de la mer Nord Atlantique Manche Ouest
Workshop 4 : Maritime Heritage
Jason Lowther, Plymouth Law School, University of Plymouth
Aurore Marsollier, Observatoire du patrimoine maritime culturel, University of West Brittany, Brest
17:30-18:00 - Summary and Wrap up
18:30 Departure from Le Quartz to Oceanopolis Aquarium, cocktail reception
Thursday october 29
09:00-18:00- 2nd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference