Invitation & Call for Abstracts!
NORA 4 Conference
23rd – 25th November 2021
Middelburg, The Netherlands
The Native Oyster Restoration Alliance, the European network for the restoration of the native oyster Ostrea edulis, announces its 4th conference.
NORA 4 will take place as an in-person-conference in the Van der Valk Hotel (www.valkmiddelburg) in Middelburg, the Netherlands from 23rd – 25th November 2021. The conference will be free of charge.
Within the spirit of the growing NORA community, the conference will provide opportunities for knowledge exchange, joint collaboration and discussions. The programme will include the following pre-conference activities: a PhD/student workshop and NORA working group meetings to take place on the morning of 23rd November.
The in-person-conference will be mainly structured around plenary sessions.
- site selection
- oyster production
- restoration pilot results
- management and legislation.
As in NORA 3 Online, new restoration projects, results from existing projects, as well as working group progress and open calls for collaboration will be included in the programme.
The conference will conclude on the afternoon of 25th November with an excursion to the shellfish centre Yerseke, the Dutch centre for oyster production and research.
Registration is now open: register here…
The deadline for registration is: 12th November 2021
The deadline for submission of abstracts is: 15th July 2021
Participation in the conference is free, but participants must cover their own expenses, e.g. for hotel accommodation, meals and travel. More information about hotel and travel options, e.g. a shuttle service from the train station to the venue, will be shared through this website in due course.
Hope to see you in The Netherlands in November 2021!
NORA 4 organizing committee
Philine zu Ermgassen, Katrin Wollny-Goerke, Hein Sas, Boze Hancock and Karel van den Wijngaard