ICoNet Conference April 2008

The 2nd National ICoNet Conference for Ireland took place on April 10th and 11th 2008 in Derry. The conference was entitled "Planning Challenges and Opportunities for Irelands Coast."

Click here to download the full conference report (20MB). Individual presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate title below.

Click here for the conference schedule


Andrew Hind
President Irish Planning Institute & Senior Planner, Cork County Council
Coastal Development Patterns

Andrew Cooper
Northern Ireland Coastal and Marine Forum & Centre for Coastal and Marine Research, University of Ulster
Coastal and Marine Fora as Planning Tools

Barry Mc Sweeney
Research Coordinator Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources
Research funding to support the economic maritime sectors

Cathal O'Mahony
Coastal and Marine Research Centre
Marine Aggregates – as an Emerging Sector

Charles Green
Coastal Manager, The Crown Estate
Data and Information for Marine Planning

Cormac Gebruers
Business Development Manager, Transas
The Global Maritime Technology Market: Opportunities & Challenges for Ireland Inc

David Knott
Port of Belfast
Port Development and the Environment

Joe Breen
Environment & Heritage Service
Joint Irish Bathymetric Survey

J Orford
GAP Queen’s University, Belfast
A Forward Look At Sea Level And Climate Change: Implications For The Coast (Presentation 1)
(Presentation 2)

Maurice Smith
Viridian Group
Experiences in SubSea Cabling

Matt Service
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystems Branch

Wes Forsythe
Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Ulster
Maritime Archaeology – old problems and new opportunities

Peter Heffernan
Marine Institute CEO
Atlantic Gateway – Ireland & the European Marine & Maritime Knowledge Economy

Nicole Schaefer
European Commission DG MARE
The Integrated EU Maritime Policy and Maritime Spatial Planning

Michael Murphy
Team Leader Cross-border Aquaculture Initiative EEIG
Aquaculture Economic benefits in Northern Ireland and Border Counties

Koen Verbruggen & Archie Donovan
Geological Survey of Ireland
The INFOMAR Experience, You can’t plan if you have no map!

Geraint Ellis & Heather Ritchie
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen’s University, Belfast
The Prospects For Marine Spatial Planning