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#OurOceanWealth - NUI Galway will host the third annual Our Ocean Wealth Conference on Friday 1 July.
The previous two conferences – in the inaugural event in Dublin Castle and last summer's in Cork Harbour – have outlined the progress in implementing the Government's 2012 Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth: An Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland.
Another upcoming date for the diary is the 26th Irish Environmental Research Colloquium.
'Ecosystem Services for a Sustainable Future' is the title of Environ 2016 at the University of Limerick from Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 March.
Designed as workshops with input from participants, the day's programme comprises three lively sessions commencing at 11.30am with a break for lunch and the Six Nations rugby match, and rolling into the evening's gala ball.
Session 1 is on 'Educating & Youth Development on the Ocean', a concept something obvious to those who have experienced it first hand yet hard to comprehend for those that haven't. The conference will hear from some of the island's most experience shore-based and ocean-based educators.
Session 2 from 3/30pm is on 'Vessel Design & Construction' - with an emphasis on how to design the best yacht or tall ship to be fit for purpose.
While the focus will be on the Atlantic Youth Trust's proposed new tall ship, the session will hear from a range of experts in traditional and modern design, and will also explore the Galway Hooker One Design concept.
Session 3 from 4.30pm is on the topic 'SeaFest 2016 & Hosting and Attracting Major Maritime Events'. Speakers will include some of the most experienced event managers of high-profile maritime events on the island of Ireland previewing SeaFest 2016 this July and discussing the development of related ideas informed by last year's inaugural event.
The day's events are aimed to attract a wide range of stakeholders and will conclude with the gala dinner.
To book your free place at the conference (lunch not provided) or to book a table or individual place at the dinner, visit the Atlantic Youth Trust website HERE. Special hotel rates are also available.
#MarineScience - The 11th International Sea Lice Conference will be hosted by the Marine Institute in Westport, Co Mayo from 26-28 September 2016, it has been announced.
This biennial gathering of the world's most prominent sea lice research will hear the latest papers, presentations and posters of the most up-to-date research in the field – such as last year's paper that identified salmon farming's impact on wild salmon and sea trout stocks.
The goal of the conference is to bring together leading international researchers, groups and regulatory agencies to foster collaboration and communication on sea lice research and to advance our understanding of the key biological, environmental and management factors associated with sea lice in both wild and farmed settings.
Presenters will be invited to submit papers which may be published in the Journal of Fish Diseases as a special edition.
For more information visit the conference website HERE.
#WaterSafety - The National Maritime College of Ireland, as a member of the International Association of Safety and Survival Training (IASST), be hosting the 67th International IASST Meeting & Conference on 19-20 October 2015 at the NMCI campus in Ringaskiddy.
#OurOceanWealth - Ringaskiddy and Haulbowline in Cork Harbour will host the 2015 Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth Conference on 10 and 11 July.
This year the conference will be bolstered by events for investors and industry partners such as workshops and a trade fair, while the public will also be welcomed to the associated seafood festival and family fun activities.
More details will be announced as they become available at OurOceanWealth.ie.
#cruiserracing – Buoyed up by yesterday's news that Irish Commodore's Cup yacht Antix (Anthony O'Leary) won the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Boat of the Year award in London, the annual cruiser racing conference staged by ICRA heads to Galway harbour on Saturday. The annual conference, open to all sailors, inlcudes nine presentations including a special Commodore's Cup presentation by ICRA's winning team.
The conference line up also includes a focus on handicapping and an insight into the local ECHO system and, say ICRA, just how powerful the system is when used properly.
There will also, no doubt, be a lot of chat about next season's headline events not least ICRA's own 2015 National Championships that will be run in conjunction with the Sovereign's Cup.
Other major cruiser-racer events next year are:
Dun Laoghaire Dingle 12 June
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 9–12 July
WIORA 22–25 July
Calves Week 4–7 August
The conference will be held at the Harbour Hotel in Galway from 10:30 – 16:00. It concludes with ICRA's own 'Boat of the Year' presentation.
#OurOceanWealth - The Marine Co-ordination Group at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced the first annual Our Ocean Wealth Conference taking place next month.
The conference will be held at The Printworks in Dublin Castle on Wednesday 18 June and will focus on the promotion of growth and jobs, providing a forum for the State - in association with the marine community - to review the progress in implementing Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth: An Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland.
For further information and registration visit the Our Ocean Wealth website at www.ouroceanwealth.ie.
#canal – The 27th World Canals Conference, previously staged in Ireland, will be held at the Lombardy Region 'palace' in Milan from September 1-4. The conference offers a unique opportunity to meet key players in a wide range of developments on canals and rivers, from the smallest canals in historic city centres to high-capacity waterways needed for Europe to maintain her industries and survive world competition.
Italy is at the heart of contemporary trends in both areas, with ground-breaking projects on Milan's historic canals, as well as major investments currently under way or planned on the Ferrara waterway, the river Po and two canals - Venice-Padova and Milan-Cremona-Po - that have been left incomplete for 40 years!
#Fishing - Drogheda is hosting the 30th annual meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) this week till Friday 7 June.
The prestigious fisheries conference will take place in the Westcourt Hotel and will be attended by delegates from Canada, Denmark (in respect of the Faroe Islands and Greenland), the European Union (representing its 27 member states), Norway, Russia and the USA.
Welcoming the conference to Drogheda on Tuesday 4 June, Minister Fergus O’Dowd said it "will continue the key work of NASCO, using the best scientific information, and international co-operation to conserve and manage Atlantic salmon populations.
"I wish the many delegates a friendly and intellectually stimulating stay in Drogheda where the meeting programme will no doubt provide insights and an outstanding platform for dynamic networking to ensure the continued conservation of our precious salmon stocks."
Based in Edinburgh, NASCO is an international organisation established by an intergovernmental convention in 1984. Its main function is to conserve, restore, enhance and rationally manage Atlantic salmon through international cooperation taking account of the best available scientific information.
NASCO is the only intergovernmental organisation with this mandate, which it implements through international consultation, negotiation and co-operation.
Ireland is at the forefront of salmon conservation internationally, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland, which adds that Irish participants at the conference include a Government delegation of managers and scientists and representatives of a number of Irish-based NGOs, including Salmon Watch Ireland.
The cross-border Loughs Agency, which has responsibility for salmon conservation and protection Foyle and Carlingford Loughs, will also be represented as part of the Irish delegation.
#Shipping - The European Shortsea Conference will take place for the first time in France on Thursday 14 March 2013.
Shortsea 13 at La Defense in Paris is organised by the Bureau de Promotion du Shortsea Shipping (BP2S) and SPC France jointly with other European Shortsea promotion centres - and comes just weeks after the Euromaritime exposition that kicks of tomorrow in the French capital.
The conference will cover a number of hot topics related to shorts and intermodal intra-european transport, the challenges that exist and are yet to come, and what solutions can be found.
And like last year's event, hosted in Dublin by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) and Coastlink, the convention will provide a platform to network, discuss and debate issues shared by European shipping partners.
Registrations will open soon for those wishing to attend as delegates. Keep an eye on the Shortsea 13 blog or find more information on the European Shortsea Network at www.shortsea.info.