Tuesday, 3 February 2009

As part of the Fal River Festival which runs from May 23 to 31 2009, Falmouth Marine School and Cafe Scientifique at the Poly are running a conference looking at "Livings from the Sea - Activities in and around the Fal/Helford Special Area of Conservation".

Objectives of the event are:

  • Provide a forum for practitioners involved in the Fal/Helford SAC
  • Encourage the sharing of good practice between practitioners and students at Cornwall College/University College Falmouth
  • Articulate the objectives of the SAC to a wider audience through the Fal River Festival
  • Identify the diverse anthropocentric activity below the shoreline

Conference Date: Friday 29th May

Venue: Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, Falmouth (capacity 180)

Tickets: From the Poly Box Office - see here

Timings: 1000 to 1600

Cost: £10/£5 concessions

Charitable Beneficiary: Waterfront Crew

Opening Address: Julia Goldsworthy MP

Chair: Loise MIdgely


Ken Whittamore - Triskell Marine Technical solutions to envorinmental issues

Tim Light - King Harry Ferry Transport solutions in the Fal and Helford estuaries

Tony Fraser - Cornish Sea Salt A local success stroy building on ancient traditions

Robin Snelson - A leatherworkers story telling of buried treasure at sea

Dr Jo Henley - SciArt Solutions Developing environmental awareness by conjuncting art and science

David Marshall - Environmental Consultant - Extending Pendennis Marina

Waterfront Crew - Falmouth School

Steve Hall - National Oceanography Centre - Offshore Renewable Energy

Martin Syvret - Aquafish Solutions - Mari-culture

Colin Speedie - Explorer

Open Forums

Loveday Jenkin will chair an Open Forum of the SAC Advisory Board with items for debate provided in advance by both attendees and the general public.


Launch and blessing of expedition boat

GIS Mapping - Conflict in the SAC

Interactive Mapping of activities in SAC

Work of students at Falmouth Marine School

Aberdeen University

Work Placement

1 paint plywood and draw map of Fal and Helford SAC

2 catering

3 stewarding

4 photocopying

5. gofer


louise midgely

harriet knowles fhc msdo@falmouthport.co.uk

kirstie newton cornwall today knewton@cornwalltoday.co.uk

david marshall 'dacm@mac.com'

martin syvret martin@aquafishsolutions.com

colin speedie colin@wave-action.com

richard freeborn richard.freeborn@kensaengineering.com

nicki cameron CAMERONN@parliament.uk

david green d.r.green@abdn.ac.uk

Conflict mapping in the SAC - students at Falmouth Marine School
Emergency Planning in the SAC
Wind, wave and tidal power generation
Shipping Activity
Process Design
Transportation Links
Sea Salt
Sea Glass Jewellry
Snelson's Reindeer Leather
I am hoping that the event will be streamed live on radio
Discussion on SAC "Artist in Residence" - this would be I beleive a world-first and encourage greater public awareness


offshore renewables http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/apr/14/green-jobs-wind


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Rory builds boats, furniture and structures working with a variety of social enterprises in Cornwall. He lectures on Wildlife Law and works closely with the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society and the Fal/Helford Special Area of Conservation