Scottish Freshwater Group: 2017 meetings

SFG 99th Meeting (October 2017)

The Autumn 2017 meeting of the Scottish Freshwater Group will took place on Friday 27 October and focused on "Envisioning the future sustainability of Scotland's agenda". Talks, where available, are linked below.

Theme - Envisioning the Future Sustainability of Scotland's Freshwaters

Chair: Terry A'Hearn (SEPA)

Morning Session

10:00 Meet for tea/coffee (not provided, please bring your own)

10:20 Pauline Lang and Jane Morrison (SEPA): "Welcome and opening thoughts"

10:30 Terry A'Hearn (SEPA): "Liquid prosperity"

11:00 Matthew O'Hare (CEH) and Nathan Critchlow-Watton (SEPA): "Innovation in monitoring" (PDF)

11:30 Douglas Martin (MiAlgae): "Circular economy: uniting environmental and economic success" (PDF)

12:00 Mathis Wackernagel (Global Footprint Network): "How much nature do we have? How much do we use?" (YouTube link)

12:30-13:30 Buffet-style lunch (courtesy of SEPA) served in the Foyer outside the Logie Lecture Theatre for networking prior to afternoon session (see timetable for poster details)

Afternoon Session - Parallel Workshops

13:35-15:45 SFG members rotated in groups between 3 themed interactive workshops, held in teaching rooms of the Cottrell Building (see timetable for details)

  • How do we enable sustainable mindsets?
  • How can we use inspiring research to drive innovation
  • What kind of environmental monitoring does the 21st Century need?

15:45 Delegates reconvene in the Logie Lecture Theatre, Cottrell Building

15:50 Rapporteur Feedback and Synopsis

16:15 SFG Announcements

16:30 Meeting Close followed by a social drink in the Meadowpark Hotel

The next meeting of the Scottish Freshwater Group will comprise our 50-Year Anniversary celebrations and will be held on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th April 2018 at the University of Stirling – further updates will follow via e-circular and the SFG website.

SFG 98th Meeting (April 2017)

Stirling Bridge, ScotlandThe Spring 2017 meeting of the Scottish Freshwater Group took place on Thursday 20th April at the University of Stirling with the theme of "Connecting people with the freshwater environment". Available talks can be viewed below.

Morning Session

Chair: Pauline Lang (SFG Coordinator)

10:00 Meet for tea/coffee

10:15 Pauline Lang (SEPA): "Welcome and SFG updates"

10:30 Martin Hughes (Inspiring Ecology): "Inspiring the next generation - practical fieldwork and the Curriculum for Excellence"

11:00 Richard Sinnott (SEPA): PDF icon STEM and SEPA - How we Shrunk the Environmental Detectives (pdf)

11:30 Willie Yeomans (Clyde River Foundation): "Raising fish to raise attainment, and other adventures in public engagement with the Clyde River Foundation"

12:00 - 14:00 Extended lunch for Posters and Interactive Demonstrations (pictured below)

 At the interactive session of Scottish Freshwater Group's 98th meeting Attendees at Scottish Freshwater Group 98th meeting in April 2017

Afternoon Session

Chair: Martin Hughes (SFG Publicity Officer)

14:00 John Clayton (SEPA): "The Anglers' Riverfly Monitoring Initiative and its pursuits in Scotland"

14:30 Victoria Larcombe and Caroline Griffin (Froglife): "Froglife's Scottish Dragon Finder"

15:00 Ronald Campbell (Tweed Foundation): Changes in salmon runs and the AMO (watch on YouTube)

15:30 Laurence Carvalho, Helen Woods and Linda May (CEH): PDF icon Partnership working at Loch Leven to understand ecosystem service benefits from freshwaters (pdf)

16:00 Announcements (SFG Publicity Officer) and Meeting Close

The next meeting of the Scottish Freshwater Group will be held on Friday 27 October 2017 at the University of Stirling - further updates will follow via e-circular and the SFG website.

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