Forum Conference

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

This years conference will be held on 17th November at the Queensferry Hotel.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Jasper Kenter (Scottish Association for Marine Science) on saltmarsh carbon sequestration and Payment for Ecosystem Services;
  • Dr. Victoria Powell (University of Chester) on sea level change in the Forth and Tay;
  • David Anderson (RSPB) on managed realignment in the Forth and the Futurescapes Project;
  • Dr. Aster de Vries Lentsch (Edinburgh University) on Inner Forth Visions 2040;
  • Kenny Maule (Dunbar Shore Group) on their plans for managing coastal erosion;
  • Edinburgh Adapts on identifying climate change adaptations for the capital;
  • Leonie Alexander (Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh) on Edinburgh Living Landscapes and the Edinburgh Shoreline project;
  • Lorna King (Marine Scotland) on national and regional marine planning.

The popular ‘Soapbox Session’ is once again in the programme: an opportunity for any delegates to talk to the conference for five minutes on a topic related to the Forth of interest to them. If you would like to contribute please contact us via tel: 01383 420104 or email:

A buffet lunch will be served and there will be plenty of time for networking and enjoying the displays.

Registration is from 9.30am, when refreshments will be served.

The conference will start at 10.00am and finish at 4.15pm.

FORUM MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE:  The conference will be preceded by a short AGM covering the accounts for 2015/16. This will be held in the conference venue at 9.15am.  All Forum members are welcome to attend.

Now is the time to book your place.



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