Marine Conservation: Who Pays? NSMC Seminar, Networking Event, and Lunch 13th September 2012 – 13:00 to 17:30 University of East Anglia, London Campus.
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The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership has launched a new \"green economy pathfinder\" manifesto for government to showcase the region as a leader in developing a cutting edge approach to the green economy.
NSMC welcomes the new “landmark energy partnership between the UK and Norway designed to secure affordable and sustainable long-term energy supplies” announced by PM David Cameron.
In January we highlighted the report published by UNEP “Green Economy – Blue World” which tried to drive marine issues on to the Rio+20 international agenda. At the time it was published we forecast that the report was, sadly, unlikely to succeed and we have not been proved wrong.
The Chagos Archipelago, which forms the British Indian Ocean Territory, has a very special marine environment. It is remarkably rich in biodiversity and has world status ecologically. Because of where it is – in the middle of the Indian Ocean –and its history the Chagos Archipelago has enjoyed relatively little anthropogenic disturbance. The whole marine area was declared a marine protected area (MPA) in April 2010, making it the biggest MPA in the world. The present Coalition Government has since confirmed the UK’s commitment to protecting the highly valued marine habitats and species in and around the Chagos Archipelago. The North Sea Marine Cluster commissioned this report and the underpinning research to help inform consideration of how that goal can best be achieved.
The MMO have published for public consultation a draft 20- year vision and draft objectives for the East marine plan. The consultation period runs until the 20th of April.
Representatives from the NSMC visited the Oceanology exhibition on the 14th of March for a chance to learn about new opportunities happening in the marine industry as well as to network with other regional clusters.