Spotlight on Poole Harbour: Environment & Economics Conference 2018

The conference is open to all with an interest in the Harbour.

Wednesday 6th June 2018


Poole Harbour illustrates the interactions between environment and economics in the coastal zones of Britain. The entire Harbour is subject to statutory conservation designations while at the same time providing for shipping, oyster farming, commercial fishing along with a range of other maritime sectors and the supply chains they support. The Harbour also receives effluent from a large conurbation and an agricultural river catchment. Such features along with the intensity with which they interact make Poole Harbour a powerful case study of sustainable development in practice.

This conference examines aspects of the Harbour ecology and industry, including some of the steps taken to achieve sustainability, including contributions from Wessex Water, Othniel Oysters, Poole Harbour Commissioners, Natural England, Borough of Poole, Southern Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Poole Harbour Catchment Initiative, Bournemouth University and Birds of Poole Harbour.

Conference themes.

  • Environment & Commerce
  • Condition & Conservation
  • The Harbour Food Web

Programme available to download here 2018 Programme Final

Oral Presentations will be 10 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions- delegates to upload their presentations onto the computer either at registration or at the start of the day before their session.

Poster Presentations will need to be printed in A0 size (841 x 1189 mm) and brought along to the registration session (We will supply fixing equipment).

Conference Location: Poole Port North Lounge, New Harbour Road South, Poole, BH15 4AJ
Parking will be available.

Generous support from our sponsors have allowed a conference fee inclusive of refreshments and lunch of £35.

Book Tickets now: EventBrite Tickets on sale until the 18th May 2018.

For further information or queries please contact the Conference Secretary Dr Alice Hall [email protected]