NORA 3 is moving online
The 3rd NORA Conference is going ahead
4th and 5th November 2020
NORA 3 Now online meeting!
Thank you to all NORA participants for their support and interest throughout the recent challenging and busy times. The NORA 3 Organising Committee and NORA Advisory Board have reached the conclusion that it will not be possible for the full, in-person conference in November 2020 to take place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But NORA 3 will still be going ahead, albeit in a different and online format.
Additionally a live “NORA 4” will be scheduled to take place in the Netherlands in spring / early summer 2021.
We hope that you understand this decision. The networking and face-to-face discussions that take place at our usual in-person NORA conferences are as criticially important as native oyster restoration continues to develop at a rapid rate across Europe. We do hope that this will be possible in spring next year.
Since our last conference NORA 2 in Edinburgh, there has been so much progress within a variety of NORA activities and Working Groups. There have been exciting new developments from projects, and guidelines have been developed. Much of this information may benefit those in the NORA network in advance of the next field season. And the community is growing all the time.
Therefore, we are delighted to proceed with these elements of the NORA 3 conference online in November 2020. This online meeting NORA 3 will be organised as a webinar / video assembly on two half-day sessions on the 4th and 5th of November. Further information about the programme is coming soon.
The new programme can be found here. For now, we thank all of those who already sent in abstracts. Submitted abstracts will be rolled forward to NORA 4 in May 2021. Similarly, persons already registered for the conference will be included as registered for NORA 3 online and additionally, registrations will be rolled for NORA 4. If you have submitted an abstract or registration and would like withdraw them, please contact the NORA Secretariat.
The online conference is open to all those who are part of the Native Oyster community; scientists, practitioners, nature conservationists, funders, legislators and growers of this iconic species. Please join us and ensure you have a say in how NORA moves forward with supporting native oyster restoration in Europe.
For all those of you who have already registered for NORA 3 – we will keep your registration for NORA 3 and also for NORA 4. (Please check information via email.)
For those who are not yet registered: Registration for the online meeting is possible here.
We are proud that the NORA community stands together in these difficult months and continues to move forward with oyster restoration efforts. Let´s take the opportunity to meet and to discuss our important topics, even if it´s online!
NORA 3 organizing committee
Hein Sas, Philine zu Ermgassen, Karel van den Wijngaard, Boze Hancock and Katrin Wollny-Goerke