NORA-2019 Meeting-DEMO

Scottish oyster on the low shore, Photo George Stoyle

2nd NORA Conference May 21st – 23rd 2019

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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.

This year’s meeting is hosted by The Glenmorangie Company together with its DEEP partners Heriot-Watt University and The Marine Conservation Society and will be held at the prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh in the heart of the city.

Conference venue: 

The Royal Society of Edinburgh,
22-26 George Street,
Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ,
Scotland, UK


INFO: 08:30 – 12:00 Exhibitors set up, plus Posters to be added to boards in Wellcome Rooms West & East
13:00Welcome addresses
Various speakers
13:30Conference Keynote address
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15:30Coffee Break
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17:30End of Conference Day 1
19:00Conference Reception at National Museum of Scotland

DAY 2: 22nd MAY 2019

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10:30Coffee Break
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15:30Coffee Break
16:00Sessions 6 (Parallel Sessions)
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17:30End of Conference Day 2

DAY 3: 23rd MAY 2019

09:00Session 6 (Plenary)
Chair: William Sanderson
11:00Coffee Break
11:30Summary and Conclusions
12:00Firth of Forth Excursion leaving from RSE
TBCExcursion returns to Edinburgh [latest time will be 17:00]
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.