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"Making marine life recording work” - a one-day conference on volunteer recording - MarLIN and the National Biodiversity Network

Location: Streatham Court, University of Exeter
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2004-07-29    

Event Description:
Talks by participants
Between 11.40 and 13.00, a limited number of 5 - 10-minute slots are available to participants on a first-come, first-served basis. To request one of these slots, please contact us as soon as possible.
Presentations should not last more than 7-8 minutes, allowing time for questions. Presentations should focus on volunteer recording and if applicable, how your organisation collects and uses data from volunteer sources.

Poster presentations
Space will be provided for poster presentations and publicity materials and delegates will have an opportunity to [view] this material during coffee and lunchtime.
Space will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Please contact us as soon as possible to request space.

Workshop sessions
Delegates will be invited to joint groups to discuss selected topics. Members of each breakout group will be assigned based on the main interests of their organisation. There will be a feedback session following the workshop, which will give all participants the chance to contribute to other topics.
If you have a particular breakout group you would prefer to participate in, please let us know.

A buffet lunch will be provided, please provide us with details of any specific dietary requirements by 12th July.

Contact email:

Event programme:
Draft Outline program

09.30-10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00-10.15 Introduction and presentation by Dr Keith Hiscock (MarLIN), “Why should we be making marine wildlife records?”
10.15-10.45 Presentation by Robert Irving (Sea-Scope Marine Environmental Consultants), based on his report “Volunteer participation in marine surveys”
10.45-11.00 Presentation by Nigel Smallbones (Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust) Volunteer recording from a volunteer’s perspective, title TBC.
11.00-11.15 Presentation by Dr Angela Moffat (English Nature) title TBC.
11.15-11.40 Coffee + posters.
11.40-13.00 Presentations by participants.
13.00-14.00 Buffet lunch. And poster session.
14.00-15.10 Workshops, delegates will form breakout groups to discuss the following topics
1. Databases, data flows and opportunities for sharing data
2. How can volunteer marine data support conservation and decision making?
3. Maintaining high standards in volunteer recording (data validation and verification)
4. Encouraging and maintaining volunteer participation.
15.10-15.30 Coffee.
15.30 – 16.30 Report back from Workshops.
16.30 CLOSE

Collaborators and organisers:
Contact: Jack Sewell, Guy Baker or Jon Parr
Tel: 01752 633336

Website url: 

Registration form: 

Registration fee: 

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: No

Event within Framework of MARBEF: WP8 - Outreach

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

Posted by emblowchris on 2004-07-09 and approved by webmaster