Please join us on Saturday 27th March from 5–6.30pm for the Coastwatch Survey 2020 Biodiversity Results with Urban and Marine Spatial Planning Focus for the island of Ireland.
JOIN ZOOM MEETING – Sat 5pm
Meeting ID: 824 4832 7448
Passcode: 817211 One tap mobile +35312408941,,82448327448#,,,,*817211# Ireland
4.50pm: Zoom opens
5.00pm: Welcome all with introductory words by Cllr David Healy Mayor of Fingal Co Council
5.10pm: Highlights of Coastwatch biodiversity findings 2020 Part 2 – presentation by Angel Duarte Campos and Karin Dubsky, Internat coordinators
5.20pm: Select Results from the Dublin Biosphere. Michael Walsh Regional Coordinator and surveyors (final tbc)
5.30pm: Value, use and follow up action of Coastwatch surveyor work: Karin Dubsky
5.35pm: Case study; Dolf Bantry Bay seagrass and maerl – Citizen science
5.40pm: Discussion in context of Biodiversity Action, Plans and MSP.
5.55pm: Short break
6.00 – 6.25pm: ‘Chance encounter’ your photos/short videos to lift the spirit, curiosities, highlight positive action and any link to MSP. First up are the otter cubs found by Mick and Sham Berry. Final programme on Sat morning once your input has been included. (see how to participate below)
6.25pm: Conclusions thank you and acknowledgments.
We are grateful for survey, GIS mapping and results publication support from the Marine Environment Water Division, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.
How to participate in the 6 to 6.25 session
We need something to cheer us up and get our minds thinking about nature, Easter nature finding ideas, follow up action etc. Please reply to this email with a slide with a nature habitat, species oddity or joy photo, v short video. Add your name and area. Add whether this speaks for itself or you would like to speak about it for 1 to 2 mins on the day.
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS: Most surveyors are happy to have their photos and short videos of select findings published. If you feel that the location would endanger the site then do not include.
We look forward to catching up!