DMF/LNP Summer Seminars 2020

Three images, left to right: a marine wind farm; a male Corkwing Wrasse (courtesy of Paul Naylor); and a seahorse in seagrass

Organised and hosted by the DMF in partnership with Natural Devon (LNP)


Three, Free Webinars

In lieu of our Spring/Summer Conference 2020, the DMF in partnership with Natural Devon will be organising and hosting a short series of Summer Seminars.   The THREE seminars will focus on: i) Blue Recovery; ii) The State Of Devon’s Seas; iii) Blue Carbon.  These FREE, on-line, bite-sized seminars will pack a lot into their 60 minutes, and will be a mixture of short presentations, Q+A, and discussion.  Further details below.


Summer Seminar 1:  Blue Recovery

  • Date: Wednesday 15th July 2020
  • Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm (1 hr)
  • Place: On-line
  • Number of tickets available: 35

As we begin to think and move beyond our initial response to the recovery stage of the COVID-19 crisis, many environmental NGOs, economists, health professionals and the government’s own statutory advisers have been calling for a ‘green recovery’ to address the linked challenges of public health and well-being, the climate emergency, and biodiversity loss.

In a similar vein, for a county like Devon and a region like the South West, we might also want to think and talk about the notion of a ‘blue recovery’: what that might entail and look like, and how we can collectively plan for and enable a happier, healthier, cleaner, greener marine.

The first of the DMF/LNP’s Summer Seminars will focus on the idea of a Blue Recovery.


TimingProgramme ItemSpeaker
11.00Welcome and IntroductionProf. Ed Maltby
11.05Blue Recovery (Biodiversity): Nature Recovery NetworksEd Parr-Ferris  (DWT)
11.15Blue Recovery (Climate Change): South West Marine RenewablesProf. Richard Cochrane (UoE)
11.25Blue Recovery (Health and Wellbeing):TBC
11.35 -12.00Facilitated Q+AProf. Ed Maltby/Attendees

How to Register

To register for this FREE event please follow the link below.  Following  registration you will be sent further instructions on how to join the Webinar.


Summer Seminar 2:  The State of Devon’s Seas

  • Date: Wednesday 29th July 2020
  • Time: 11.00am -12.00pm (1 hr)
  • Place: On-line
  • Number of tickets available: 35

Further details to follow shortly


Summer Seminar 3:  Blue Carbon

  • Date: Early Sept. 2020
  • Time: TBC
  • Place: On-line
  • Number of tickets available 35

Further details to follow shortly