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Program

The city of Brest will be hosting a series of conferences organized in relation to Blue Growth over a one-week period:

27-28 October

• 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


• EURASC 2015: a COP 21 - CMP 11 event entitled “Climate change: impacts on ocean, food production, health and the economy” http://eurasc2015.sciencesconf.org/

29 October

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

17h30 – 19h30   Cocktail and MarCoPol Forum Keynote Address


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

Introduction:
Manuelle Philippe, AMURE Center for Law and Economics of the Sea, University of Brest


Workshop 2 : Marine Protected Areas

Introduction:

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

Introduction:

Lucie Trulla, Direction interrégionale de la mer Nord Atlantique Manche Ouest

 

Workshop 4 : Maritime Heritage

Introduction:

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





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