Key Messages from the Coastal Futures and Ocean Recovery Conference

Ten key messages from the UK Coastal Futures and Ocean Recovery Conference 2021.
Key Messages from the Coastal Futures and Ocean Recovery Conference

This month, I had the pleasure of (virtually) attending three inspiring days of talks for the Coastal Futures and Ocean Recovery Conference. While there were many great talks, the ten key messages I took from the conference (in no particular order) are:

  1. Better management is needed.
  2. We need a strategic approach.
  3. Do something!
  4. Collaboration is key - not just between NGOs and government, but as true interdisciplinary collaboration at the earliest stage of projects (during their development).
  5. Projects need to be locally led.
  6. We have failed to truly value our natural environment.
  7. We need to restore the marine environment, not just conserve a degraded state.
  8. Nature recovery needs protection - trawling and dredging within UK MPAs should not be allowed.
  9. Two quotes - "Action is the antidote to despair." - Joan Baes and "The biggest impediment to achieving is believing we can't!" - Callum Roberts.
  10. It's an exciting time to be a marine conservationist!

Comments

Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
11 months ago

Thank you for sharing these key messages Daniele, much appreciated! 

Go to the profile of Josue D Arteaga-Torres
11 months ago

That sounds like an amazing conference! Is there any place where we can see recordings of this conference?

Go to the profile of Daniele Clifford
10 months ago

Hello, I don't think the recordings are available to the public. However, slides from previous years can be viewed at http://coastal-futures.net/archive.