GMIT Researchers Host Public Workshop on Marine Invasive Alien Species
Marine invasive alien species: How can stakeholders respond?
19 Oct, GMIT Room 1041, 9am-3.30pm
Coastal communities around Ireland are worried about the negative impacts of invasive alien species on important marine activities. To address these concerns a public workshop on Marine Invasive Alien Species (MIAS) will take place on Friday, 19 October, at the Galway Campus of the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Dublin Road campus.
“Marine Invasive Alien Species: How Can Stakeholders Respond?” will be hosted by the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC) with the support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Marine Institute under the Marine Research Programme with the support of the Irish Government, and Bórd Iascaigh Mhara (BIM).
The objective of the workshop is to build capacity in responding to and managing MIAS by:
Workshop presenters will include leading national and international researchers, representatives from the EPA, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Marine Institute, BIM and stakeholder groups in the greater Galway Bay area. Dr Julia Nunn, Dr Dan Minchin and Dr Rohan Holt will be among the expert speakers present.
Katie O’Dwyer, lecturer and researcher, says: “Workshop topics will examine what invasive species are and how they get here; the current situation with MIAS in Ireland; and the surveillance, assessment and management of MIAS in Ireland. We look forward to open discussions with a view to sharing best practice.”
Registration for this free event is limited to 40 places and can be completed online at: https://bit.ly/2KVgq8g
For further information about the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre in GMIT, see: