ICoNet Events

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 for Ireland.

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 the registration form and return to iconet@ucc.ie.

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 team.

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.