Sep 25 2014 Posted: 12:16 IST

On Tuesday October 21st 2014, the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU), NUI Galway will hold its 5th annual research symposium in Galway.

The symposium is an opportunity for researchers and policy-makers in marine socio-economics to get together to meet and discuss on-going research. The day is divided up into four sessions, and will cover topics such as valuing the ocean and coastal economies, maritime transport, fisheries and ocean energy, marine spatial planning ... and more!

The symposium will include presentations by researchers involved in the Beaufort Award across the sessions of the day. A programme is available here

There will also be a Marnet project session where the practical uses of marine socio-economic data collected across the Atlantic Arc EU member States will be presented. Marnet is a marine socio economic transnational EU INTERREG project which is supported by the EU Atlantic Area Interreg Programme.

For more information on the Marnet project, see http://www.marnetproject.eu

The Beaufort Award is carried out under the Sea Change Strategy and the Strategy for Science Technology and Innovation (2006-2013), with the support of the Marine Institute, funded under the Marine Research Sub-Programme of the National Development Plan 2007–2013.

This is a free event and all are welcome.

Please register hereby Friday 17th October 2014. 

For more information, please contact rebecca.corless@nuigalway.ie

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