The North Sea, field lab for science-based marine protection
|Event location||Auditorium Zeger Van Hee, College De Valk Tiensestraat 41 B-3000 Leuven|
|Host||Westbanks consortium, Belspo and the Marine Board-ESF, Working Group on Marine Protected Areas|
|See the agenda||http://www.vliz.be/projects/westbanks/symposium/#programme|
Symposium organised by the Westbanks consortium, Belspo and the Marine Board-ESF, Working Group on Marine Protected Areas
The symposium will focus on the North Sea as a model system to investigate the use of scientific data in MPA planning. Different North Sea states will present their viewpoints on how scientific information underpins the decision process and provides guidelines for the management of MPAs. A debate on the status of MPA management will stimulate consultation between national and European policy makers, NGOs and scientists.