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SWME19 Delegate Notes

SWME19 Overview slides

Session 1

1. Keith Hiscock  Capturing Casual Observations: The SWME Annual Report (2017)  SWME19

2. Richard White/Natasha Bradshaw  Events & Observations in 2018  SWME19

3. Clare Ostle  Climate Linked Atlantic Sector Science  SWME19

4. Andy Dinsdale  Transatlantic Plastic & Western Atlantic Rafters  SWME19

5. Doug Herdson  Trends in Fish Records  SWME19

6. Tom Horton  Thunnus UK: A baseline for Atlantic bluefin tuna off the UK  SWME19

7. Christopher Stokes  Coastal Flood Forecasting  SWME19

8. Nick Owen  Sediment Veneers  SWME19

8a. Nick Owen  Divers’ Crib Sheet to Sediment Veneers  SWME19

8b. Nick Owen  Divers’ Guide to Sediment Veneers  SWME19

9. Sarah Clark  Increase in crawfish & management solutions  SWME19

Session 2

1. Mark Grantham  Seabird Tracking and Trends  SWME19

2. Alex Banks  Isles of Scilly SPA extension  SWME19

3. Matthew Witt  Basking Sharks  SWME19

4. Niki Clear  Dolphin Strandings  SWME19

5. Katie Bellman  Human & Wildlife Activity Interactions – Cetaceans & Seals  SWME19

6. David Groves  Cornwall Coastal Otter Project  SWME19

7. Thomas Stamp  European Bass: movement within estuaries  SWME19

8. Chris Kerry  Survivorship in recreational shark angling  SWME19

Session 3

1. Tara Hooper  Natural Capital Approach for the Marine Environment  SWME19

2. Kaja Curry & Josh McCarty  Plymouth Sound: UK’s first National Marine Park!  SWME19

3. Mark Ward & Rebecca McDonald  Somerset’s Brilliant Coast Initiative  SWME19

4. Owen Exeter  An Ocean Health Index Assessment for South West England  SWME19

5. Adam Rees  Assessing the ecological effects of increasing potting density inside the Lyme Bay MPA  SWME19

6. John Hepburn  Ocean Literacy  SWME19



SWME16 Delegate Notes 26th April 2016

1. Duncan & Hannah Jones Events & Observations in 2015

2. Keith Hiscock The Events of 2014 – SWME Annual Report

3. Angus Atkinson Update on SW Plankton & the Western Channel Observatory

4. Cathy Lucas The barrel jellyfish Rhizostoma pulmo

5. Sophia Butler-Cowdry Fine scale insight into porpoise, basking shark and seabird distribution

6. John Hepburn Monitoring the development and success of Scyliorhinus stellaris egg cases in situ

7. Brendan Godley Marine Ecology & Conservation Network

8. Jeroen van der Kooij Integrated Pelagic Ecosystem survey

9. Tom Brereton Recent seabird and cetacean surveys in the English Channel, Bristol Channel & Celtic Sea

10. John Richardson & Cat Gordon Our current understanding of the ecology of blue & porbeagle sharks in the southwest

11. Chris Wood SEASEARCH – South-West diver record highlights 2015

12. Langmead, Rees & Foster Ecological coherence of the Celtic Seas MPA network

13. Earll, Hodgson & Sayer South coast Devon and Dorset seal network

14. Ingram, Jones, Sayer & Williams South-West bottlenose dolphin network

15. Langmead, Hooper & Beaumont Valuing Ecosystem Services in the Western Channel (Valmer)

16. Billy Heaney Cameras and seals – quantifying effects of human disturbance

17. Stephen Pikesley Analysis of a ‘citzen science’ database

18. Neal Gray Marine planning for the South West

19. Jim Portus Fisheries status in the south-west and impacts of the reformed CFP

20. Sarah Clark Chinese Whispers – Misconceptions and myths mask true progress in MPA & inshore fisheries management

21. Sayer & Williams Research to action … making a difference locally & globally – ghost gear in Cornwall

22. Cook, Witt & Pikesley The Falmouth Bay to St Austell Bay pSPA Biodiversity Atlas

23. Paul Naylor Inspiring images – Marine life in action – underwater observations & questions

24. SWME 2015 Collated Reports



2014 documents to go here…


2013 documents to go here…