2011 ICoNet Conference
Following the immense success
of the previous ICoNet conferences, we are very pleased
to announce that the 3rd Irish Coastal Network Conference
will take place on November 25th in the National Maritime
College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. Entitled “Governance
Delivering Growth: Effective Management of Ireland’s
Coastal and Marine Resources”
This free one day conference
will feature speakers from European Commission’s DG
Mare, as well as from the Department of the Environment,
Community and Local Government, Marine Institute and representatives
from Ireland’s coastal and marine community.
Regulatory and governance
structures currently in place, as well as those anticipated
in response to EU policy, have a significant bearing on
the use of coastal and marine resources. In light of the
increasing recognition of the potential of Ireland’s
maritime sector, it is an appropriate time for Ireland’s
coastal and marine community to debate what is needed to
ensure Ireland makes best use of its coastal and marine
resources. This year’s conference will review both
the limitations and potential offered by current arrangements
to enable a new era of sustainable maritime development
As well as full
programme of speakers and discussion on the 25th, there
will be a pre-conference food and drink reception organised
on the evening of the 24th. To register please complete
form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whilst there is no charge
there are limitations on space, and for that reason registration
will be accepted on a first come-first served basis. We
hope you can make time to join us in Cork - please do not
hesitate to contact me if you require any further information
at this point.
On behalf of the ICoNet
2008 ICoNet Conference
The 2008 ICoNet conference was jointly organised with the Northern Ireland Coastal and Marine Forum (NICMF) and held in Derry over two days in April. The conference, Planning Challenges and Opportunities for Ireland’s Coast, focused on a range of topical coastal and marine issue. The 2008 event built on the success of the 1st ICoNet conference in 2007, and provided a further opportunity for Ireland’s coastal and marine community to network and dialogue. Click here for the conference programme and presentations.
The first ICoNet Conference
The 1st national ICoNet (Irish Coastal Network) conference took place on the 12th and 13th April in UCC, Cork. Over 160 registered delegates attended the 2 day conference which focused on the various challenges facing the sustainable development of the Irish coastal zone. Click here for conference outputs.