To be held at the Commodore Hotel, Marine Parade, Instow, Devon on Wednesday 12 April 2000

A forum for discussion of current research and concerns around the Devon Coast.

This is the second Devon’s Living Coasts conference which aims to present research, projects and any activities which are relevant to the management of the coast to a wide audience including the academic, voluntary, private and public sectors.

Speakers/topics include (provisionally):

Introduction and welcome from Margaret Rogers, Executive Chair for Environment, Devon County Council
Management of soft coasts in northern Devon and the implications for Biodiversity Action Plans. Andy Bell, Northern Devon Coast and Countryside Service
Coastal biological indicators of sustainability for the Westcountry. Catrina Neil, Spalding Associates
The implications for Devon of the Voluntary Code of Best and Safe Practice for Leisure Craft. Commander Robin Raphael, Maritime and Coastguard Agency
National Beach Safety Survey pilot in Devon. RNLI
Maximising sustainable socio-economic benefits from fish stock resources. Malcolm Gilbert BASS
Too many surfers, not enough waves? Dr Malcolm Findlay, Institute of Marine Studies, University of Plymouth
Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Site. Denys Brunsden, Chairman of the Dorset Coast Forum
Coastal town regeneration. Tim Whitehead, Torbay Council
Shellfisheries in Devon. Tim Robbins, Devon Sea Fisheries Committee
South West Water’s role in coastal management. Martin Ross, South West Water

For bookings please contact:
Aidan Winder, Devon County Council, Environment Directorate, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4QW before Friday 7 April 2000.

For further information please contact:
Dr Gillian Glegg or telephone 01752 232 463

Supported and promoted by:
University of Plymouth, Devon County Council, and the Northern Devon Coast and Countryside Service