Beyond the Coast 2018: JNCC's conference on the future of our offshore marine environment

Call for abstracts for 2 minute presentations and posters has now opened.  Please complete the form and return to by 5pm on 16th April


26th and 27th June 2018


Canham Turner Building, University of Hull


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2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the first MPA designated in UK offshore waters.  To mark this milestone, JNCC are launching ‘Beyond the Coast’, a conference specifically focussed on progressive marine conservation in the UK’s offshore marine environment.

This event will bring together a diverse range of practitioners, academics and others to discuss key overarching themes, such as how to deal with uncertainty, assessing the health of the marine environment beyond the coast, and working together to achieve common goals. Q&A panels and breakout sessions will enable lively debate and interaction, with the aim of setting the ground for future collaborations and networking.

The objectives of Beyond the Coast 2018 are to:

  1. Enable a review of the UK’s offshore marine environment in 2018, providing the opportunity for multi-disciplinary discussion around topical offshore issues;
  2. Provide a platform for identification of opportunities for collaborative working to address challenges in our knowledge base and management of offshore areas;
  3. Facilitate effective networking and relationship building for stakeholders working in the UK offshore environment.


Draft Conference programme as of February 2018.


About JNCC

JNCC’s mission is to be an impartial scientific authority on UK and international nature conservation. As a public body we advise governments, and work in partnership with business and society. Our people are dedicated to providing high quality evidence and advice on the natural environment, for the benefit of current and future generations.


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Conference costs

Book before 28th February 2018 to make the most of the early bird registration fee of £105 per person.  Normal registration between 1st March and 22nd May 2018 will cost £125 per person. Registration closes at 17.00 on 22nd May 2018.

Join us for the Beyond the Coast 2018 meal on the 26th June, and book early to make the most of the en-suite single room accommodation on campus, located 2 minutes from the conference venue.

Please contact to discuss sponsorship opportunities.


Posters and 2-minute presentations

The call for abstracts for 2 minute presentations and posters has now opened.  Please complete the abstract form and return to by 5pm on 16th April 2018.


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