CMRG sponsored sessions at AC2005

Geography and the Sea
CMWG Session 72  Wednesday 31 August 2005

Convenor: Steve Fletcher, Southampton Institute
Chair: Steve Fletcher, Southampton Institute

Abstract: This session will showcase the distinctive role that geography has played and continues to play, in our understanding of the sea.  The session will include a keynote presentation examining the specific input and value of the study of marine geography.  Remaining papers in the session will be invited to provide a broad commentary on the contribution of specific aspects of geography to our understanding of the sea.

  1. The impacts of tsumani on marine conservation in Thailand. Philip Dearden (University of Victoria)
  2. Management applications of basking shark sightings data in the UK. Joana Doyle, Jean-Luc Solandt, Sam Fanshawe, Calum Duncan (Marine Conservation Society)
  3. The emergence of marine and coastal citizenship in the UK. Steve Fletcher (Southampton Institute) Jonathan S Potts (Greenwhich Maritime Museum)
  4. Contemporary Landscape. Natasha Hall (City and Guilds London School of Art)
  5. Monitoring the coastline for effective shoreline management: the Southest Strategic Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme.  Travis Mason, Andrew Bradbury (Southampton Oceanography Centre and Channel Coastal Observatory)
  6. Marine Geography and the peoples of the sea.  Hance Smith (Cardiff University)
  7. Coastal scenery evaluated for the island of Gozo – Malta . A.T.Williams, A.Ergin, A.Micallef and D.Johnson (University of Glamorgan)
  8. Integration of geographical information for the interpretation of recent coastal changes: a case study of the north Sefton coast.  Ann Worsley, Vanessa Holden, Colin A. Booth (Edge Hill University College)

The Governance of Coastal Space
CMWG Session 91 Thursday 1 September 2005

Convenors: Steve Fletcher (Southampton Institute)
Chair: Steve Fletcher (Southampton Institute)

Abstract: this session will focus on geographical flows that are currently shaping coastal and marine spaces, primarily in the UK.  Papers will be invited on broad scale issues that have an influence on coastal and marine spaces. Key flows that may be identifies include the development of marine spatial planning, the historic lack of national-level coastal strategythe contents of a new marine bill (announced in October 2004) and the role of the EU in shaping UK coastal policy.

  1. The pathways of science into UK coastal partnerships.  Wendy Dodds (Cardiff Univeristy)
  2. Marine Spatial Planning Pilot Study, UK.  Stephen Hull (ABP mer)
  3. Reviewing Partnership working0 an examination of management capacity within a partnership.  Graham Lymbery (Sefton Council)
  4. Coastal partnerships: the formal and informal structures and their geographical implications.  Vincent May and Emma Treby (Bournemouth University)
  5. Governing Coastal Spaces: the case of disappearing geographers? Loraine McFadden (Middlesex University)
  6. Living with a changing coastline: exploring new forms of governance for sustainable coastal futures.  Jessica Milligan and Tim O’Riordan (University of East Anglia)
  7. Coastal and Estuarine retreat: a comparison of the application of managed realignment in England and Germany .  Susanne Rupp-Armstrong and Robert J Nicholls (University of Southampton)
  8. ‘Whilst seas surround this land’: an evaluation of Integrated Coastal Management in Wales.  Tim Stojanovic and Rhoda Ballinger (Cardiff University)

Applied Marine Geography: current practice and policy
CMWG Session 45 Thursday 1 September 2005

Convenors: Steve Fletcher (Southampton Institute)
Chair: Steve Fletcher (Southampton Institute)

Abstract: This session will seek applied examples, primarily from practitioners, to demonstrate how geographical ideas are used in practice to manage coastal and marine issues.  Specific topics that may be included in this session are: the development of offshore renwable energy sources, the development of voluntary coastal partnerships, to deliver community engagement, the role of marine interpreters in encouraging marine citizenship, and the role of remote sensing in providing data to support management aspirations.

  1. Estuary management in practice: geography in action? Natasha Barker (Devon County Council)
  2. Participatory GIS and commercial fisherman’s knowledge.  Sophie des Clers (University College London)
  3. Effect of geographical and seasonal variations in wave spectra on power devices in UK waters. Jack Hardisty (University of Hull)
  4. Collection action problems posed by no-take sones: perspectives from the UK and New Zealand. Peter Jones (University College London)
  5. A comparative study of beach aesthetics along the southwest coasts of England and Wales . Michael Phillips, Tanya Wadham (Swansea Institute)
  6. Estuarine bathymetries- impacts of (and changes in) tides, river flow, sediment supply and mean sea level.  David Prandle (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
  7. Fuel storage site facilities in Marsaxlokk Bay, Malta: the need to change locations.  John A Schembri (University of Malta)
  8. A pilot investigation into the application of mineral magnetic concentration properties of contemporary sea-bed sediments from Carmarthen Bay, South Wales, to elucidate sediment dynamic insights.  Colin Booth and John Walden (University of Wolverhampton)