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South West Marine Ecosystems Conference 2020

Friday 3rd April 2020
Roland Levinksy Building, Plymouth University

Programme, Booking, Sponsorship and Annual Report – Book here

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The South West Marine Ecosystems Programme has been published and includes 24 presentations. These cover everything from the oceanography & plankton to wrasse & oysters, birds, sharks and cetaceans and the changes and trends in their populations. This is a great opportunity to meet and network a wide range of people who are working on the coastal and marine environment in the south-west.

SWME 2020 this year is returning to the Roland Levinsky Building in Plymouth University. We would like to thank a wide range of people for contributing to an exciting programme reflecting the work of many organisations across the region. There is plenty of space for exhibits and posters. Sponsorship packages are available to help

Please go to the SWME website for:

  • Details of the 2020 programme, booking and sponsorship
  • SWME 2018 Annual Report
  • Archive of presentations and talks from past SWME conferences
  • Links to recording schemes and projects working in the South West. If you run a recording project please contact us with a link to add to this site.

Twitter: The conference Twitter account is @SWMEcosystems  #SWME20

Please book and pay by credit/debit card using this link to Eventbrite.
Alternatively, you can pay by cheque using the booking form downloaded from the SWME website.
Bookings & cheques should be sent to Ruth Williams, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Five Acres, Allet, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9DJ. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Cornwall Wildlife Trust’.

We will not accept cash on the day.
The booking fee will be non-refundable after 7 working days before the event.
Receipts can be provided on request.

All delegates including speakers will pay the conference fee (prices below):
Conference fee: £35.00
Students & Unwaged: £25.00

If you have any questions regarding bookings please email: ruth.williams@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.ukBlue Shark

Thank you for your interest in SWME events and the accompanying annual reports.

Latest information is available on the website: http://swmecosystems.co.uk/.

Please get in touch with any queries.
Natasha Bradshaw & Ruth Williams
E: natasha.swme@gmail.com / ruth.williams@cornwallwildlifeturst.org.uk


RSPB Avocet Cruises

The Exe Estuary is a special place and is internationally protected for wildlife, including the thousands of birds that flock here in the autumn and winter. Come and enjoy our popular RSPB birdwatching cruises along the stunning Exe Estuary in Devon.

Throughout the cruise, expert commentary is provided by knowledgeable RSPB volunteers who will keep a close eye out and help you spot the various species of waders and wildfowl that either flock to the Exe to overwinter or call the Exe their home.

The avocets have never failed to put on a show since our Avocet Cruises started in the late 1980s. They normally congregate between the Turf Inn and Topsham. Because the estuary narrows here, you can get incredibly close to these wonderful two-tone birds, which are the unmistakeable emblem of the RSPB. Black-tailed godwits are another spectacle on the Exe – these elegant visitors from Iceland are usually seen in a flock. There’s just something about these birds that brightens up a day.

For dates, times and bookings please email swbookings@rspb.org.uk or visit https://rspb-avocetcruises20192020.eventbrite.co.uk/