Unlocking the Blue-print for Native Oyster Restoration in Europe
NORA-2019 is the international meeting of The Native Oyster Restoration Alliance NORA, Europe’s network that aims to reinforce and restore the native flat oyster (Ostrea edulis). This second international network meeting will be in Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh: a city that was, in the 19th century, a hub for the annual export of up to 30 million oysters. We strongly encourage all those who are part of the Native Oyster community, from scientists and funders through to those who are growers of this iconic species to attend this conference.
The unique case of flat oysters Ostrea edulis in Sweden: are we the exception that confirms the rule?
van der Have, Bergsma, Kamermans, Lengkeek, van der Zee & Sas
The rediscovery of European flat oyster in the Dutch Wadden Sea
Jacobs, Greeve, Sikkema, Dubbeldam & Philippart
Successful Rearing of Bonamia-free Ostrea edulis from parents originating from the Wadden Sea
Chapman, Rodriguez-Perez, Hugh-Jones, James, Diele & Sanderson
Temporal and spatial distribution of native European oyster Ostrea edulis larvae in Loch Ryan
Sessions 6 (Parallel Sessions)
SESSION 6 - A: Ecosystem services: Unlocking business models for restoration CHAIR: Boze Hancock more …
Endsor, Debney & Withers
Can Rhinos help to save Oysters? Lessons learned from ZSL’s Rhino Impact Investment Bond that could shape the future of oyster restoration.
Ugalde, Crawford, Gillies, Reeves, Hancock
To protect or to serve? Potential industry and the challenges of establishing restoration objectives using reference sites, Australia (Ostrea angasi).
Stechele, Nevejan, van der Zande & Bossier
Native Oyster Restoration through Aquaculture: case study on the Belgian Part of the North Sea
Deden, Reuchlin, van den Wijngaard & Kaffka
A business case for oyster restoration on the North Sea: new collaborations at the win-win intersection
Lee, Sanderson & Diele
Towards an ex-situ carbon budget for the native European oyster O. edulis
SESSION 6 - B: Future proofing: challenges and solutions CHAIR: Pierre Boudry more …
Lemasson, Hall-Spencer, Fletcher & Knights
A multidisciplinary assessment of the effects of predicted climate change on the native oyster, Ostrea edulis: what implications for restoration?
Rodriguez-Perez, Sanderson, Møller & James
Population connectivity of restored oyster beds: the larval behaviour of Ostrea edulis and why it matters
Maathuis, Coolen, Sas, van de Wijngaard, van der Have & Kamermans
Predicting the timing of swarming of larvae: a future tool in native oyster restoration?
Bean, Gutierrez, Hooper & Houston
Studies into the genetics of disease resistance in oysters
End of Conference Day 2
DAY 3: 23rd MAY 2019
Session 6 (Plenary) Chair: William Sanderson
Summary and Conclusions
Firth of Forth Excursion leaving from RSE
Excursion returns to Edinburgh
INFO: All Posters and Exhibitors material must be taken down after the 11am coffee break and all to be removed by 1pm.
There will be an opportunity to publish conference papers through a Special Issue of the journal Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. Scientific results as well as social, political, legislative, logistical and conservation challenges and solutions will be considered. Broader, Viewpoint articles are also an option. It is anticipated that manuscripts will be submitted for peer review by the end of June. Final instructions on the process will be provided at the meeting.
Upcoming NORA Workshop
European Native Oyster Biosecurity Workshop to be co-hosted with The Native Oyster Network- UK & Ireland (NON) at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Campus, 13th-14th January 2020