The conference facilities are also opened up to allow for workshops.
See below for details about the workshops that are taking place at the 2019 ASM. Places on these workshops can be booked when you register online
Afternoon workshops (2nd Oct):
- Auditorium A (16.45-18.15) - Science-policy workshop
- Conference room 1 (16.45-18.15) - Dipping your tow in or diving in? A world of varied careers in aquaculture - how to find out what's out there and how to progress your own career once you know where you want to go.
Two day workshop (3rd/4th Oct):
- Auditorium A - SUT/MASTS Decommissioning and Wreck Removal (13.30-17.30 on Thursday 3rd Oct and 8.45-12.45 on Friday 4th October). If this workshop is the only part of the ASM that you will be attending, please contact email@example.com for a registration discount code.
One day workshop (4th Oct):
- Conference room 2 (09.30-16.30) - MEDIN Data Management Training for new Scientists and Surveyors
- Exec room A/B (09.30-16.00) - Addressing the ecological implications of offshore renewable energy developments across receptor groups - shaping future marine energy research
- Conference room 6/7 (09.00-15.30) - INVITATION ONLY - The Scoping and Ranking of Pressures in Scottish Marine Regions and Scottish Offshore Marine Regions
Morning workshops (4th Oct):
- Conference room 3 (09.00-13.00) - Arctic marine science: current research and opportunities for engagement in the Russian Arctic
- Conference room 4/5 (09.30-13.00) - An Introduction to Modelling in Scottish Waters
Afternoon workshops (4th Nov):
- Auditorium A (13.30-16.30) - NERC Innovation Programme for Oil & Gas
Organiser: Dr Jacqui Tweddle
Timings & Location: 16.45-18.15 Wednesday 2nd Oct in Auditorium A
Details: This workshop is part of a projet focusing on understanding the reasons why researchers do or do not engage with government organisations on marine and coastal management issues. The workshop will bring together researchers and government organisations with marine and coatsal interests, and will explore incentives for and barriers to science-policy engagement.
It is anticipated that a publication will result from several workshops being run around the UK, of which this workshop is one. The publication will focus on innovative solutions to issues and barriers to engagement between policy and research communities.
The outputs of this workshop will feed into the results of a larger project (comprising a survey, interviews and the workshops), which will also be written into reports for government organisations. Guidance documents will be produced for academics and government organisations, to facilitate improved engagement in the future.
Dipping your tow in or diving in? A world of varied careers in aquaculture - how to find out what's out there and how to progress your own career once you know where you want to go.
Organiser: Dr Mary Fraser (SAIC)
Timings & Location: 16.45-18.15 Wednesday 2nd Oct in Conference Room 1
Details: WiSA is a collaborative network for everyone working in the Scottish Aquaculture Industry. Opn to all, WiSA will promote the diverse and rewarding careers that are available in aquaculture, to encourage more women to enter the sector. It will also support the progression, opportunities and development of women who are already working in aquaculture. This workshop will include presentations from women already working in a variety of roles across theindustry, allow participants to find out more about the industry and allow discussion about current challenges for the industry.
SUT/MASTS Decommissioning and Wreck Removal
Organiser: Karen Seath
Timings & Location: 13.30-17.30 Thursday 3rd & 08.45-12.45 Friday 4th October in Auditorium A
Details: Influence, educate and unlock opportunities: informing key decom and wreck removal challenges. Workshop flier now available here.
Join us at this seventh Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) and Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) Decom and Wreck Removal Workshop, where we bring together international expertise from oil and gas decommissioning, marine salvage, renewables and marine science, to build a shared understanding and explore solutions within wreck removal and offshore decommissioning.
Connect, network and debate with a range of international scientists, engineers, salvors, operators, regulators, trade bodies, NGOs, insurers, lawyers, and other users of the sea, to consider topics using a holistic life cycle approach.
MEDIN Data Management Training for new Scientists and Surveyors
Organiser: Dr Sean Gaffney (BODC/MEDIN)
Timings & Location: 09.30-16.30 Friday 4th October in Conference room 2
Details: The Marine Envionmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) is a partnership of UK organisations committed to improving the management and accessiblity of marine data. A consortium of fourteen sponsoring organisations fund the network, which has been providing increased access to marine data since 2008.
MEDIN workshops help scientists and surveyors improve their knowledge and skills in marine data management. The workshop shows why good data maangement is essential, how to avoid common data maangement pitfalls, what a good approach to data management looks like and the solutions and tools that help you to achieve this. The workshops will also touch on data citation and the benefits of 'open data' to the marine community.
This workshop is especially relevant to SUPER DTP students.
The exected outcomes would be a group of diverse people who collect or use marine data coming away from the course with a much more improved awareness of the need for proper marine data management.
Addressing the ecological implications of offshore renewable energy developments across receptor groups - shaping future marine energy research
Organisers: Dr Beth Scott & Janelle Braithwaite
Timings & Location: 09.30-16.00 (part 1) on Friday 4th October in Exec room A/B (top floor)
Details: Through the ScotMER programme a range of high priority knowledge gaps have been identified for key receptor groups: seabirds, marine mammals, fish and fisheries, diadromous fish, benthos, and physical processes that are significant barriers to the development of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy generation. to date research addressing such knowledge gaps has tendedto focus on individual receptors in insolation, despite a general acceptance that the receptors do not operate in isolation within the ecosystem. This workshop will bring together representatives from these groups to discuss key knowledge gaps that cross receptor groups and scope project ideas to address key research questions.
The Scoping and Ranking of Pressures in Scottish Marine Regioans and Scottish Offshore Marine Regions
Organisers: Martyn Cox, Colin Moffat & John Baxter
Timings & Location: 10.30-16.30 on Friday 2nd November in Conference room 4/5
Details: Scotland is preparing its next assessment of the status and trends in our seas. As part of this process, it is intended to publish the main activities and pressures in each of the Scottish Marine Regions and Scottish Offshore Marine Regions as recently published. The main activities in each of the regions will be established and shared in advance of the workshop. The objective is to gather experts on the various marine pressures and identify the key pressures in each regio using an auditable process.
Arctic marine science: current research and opportunities for engagement in the Russian Arctic
Organiser: Tatiana Iakovleva & Dr Kim Last
Timings & Location: 09.00-13.00 on Friday 4th October in Conference room 3
Details: The workshop will bring together a science delegation from St. Petersburg State University, one of Russia’s leading Arctic and marine research and educational institutions. The workshop will give an overview of recent and ongoing Arctic ecology and wider Arctic marine work by a line-up of speakers from across the UK and St. Petersburg participants. It will give a unique opportunity to meet and hear direcctly from leading Russian scientists on their Arctic marine research. There will be a Q&A after each talk and discussion time in the final part of the workshop to explore potential avenues for future research engagement and cooperation.
St. Petersburg State University is one of the leading research and educational organisations in the field of Arctic and marine science. They have been involved in international research projects and programmes with a raft of partners, including the ‘Marine Night’ project with SAMS and Norwegian colleagues. The university operates Belomorskaya research station at the White Sea (https://www.arctic.ac.uk/research/educational-and-research-station-belomorskaia-russia/). In March 2019, St. Petersburg State University hosted science visits by SAMS researchers and the NERC Arctic Office, organised by SIN Russia.
An Introduction to Modelling in Scottish Waters
Organiser: David Woolf and the NEHM Forum
Timings & Location: 09.30-13.00 on Friday 4th October in Conference room 4/5
Details: The workshop will:
- Provide an introduction to hydrodynamic modelling
- Provide an introduction to existing Scottish modelling activity and availability
- Provide tutorials on accessing model outputs, data analysis and visualisation (demonstrations and interactive activities)
- Provide sufficient detail so participants can benefit from the opportunities that modelling expertise and activities in Scotland can bring to your own research.
NERC Innovation Programme for Oil & Gas
Organiser: Mark Calverley
Timings & Location: 13.30-16.30 on Friday 4th October in Auditorium A
Details: The aim of the workshop is to disseminate some of the key science findings and and highlight how they have been utilised to reduce uncertainty in the regulatory environment and/or to reduce cost in monitoring. The workshop also seeks to inform the future strategy of NERC’s IPOG and therefore industry engagement is sought.
NERC established the Innovation Programme for Oil & Gas in 2016 as a 5-year programme to address challenges identified by the industry including:
- Extending the life of mature basins
- Exploration in challenging environments
- Unconventional hydrocarbons
This resulted in the funding of 16 projects under three calls:
- Innovative Monitoring Approaches – 2017
- Decommissioning call – 2016
- Decommissioning call – 2015