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MERP Stakeholder Symposium

25th April 2018

The Royal Society, London

This meeting focused on 4 key themes, which included short presentations followed by panel discussion sessions:

More understanding – The MERP approach to generating scientific evidence from knowledge, data and tools. 

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Fishing and marine ecosystems – Addressing the different facets of fishing in the marine ecosystem using the MERP approach for evidence generation

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Marine top predators, people and policy – Generating evidence for assessing the status of, and risks to, marine ecosystems

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MERP, marine space and management – Using information of what is where, when and why to support evidence-based decision-making. 

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MERP Science Meeting 2018

26th April 2018

The Royal Society, London

Scientists from the Marine Ecosystems Research Programme presented highlights of their work over the past four years.

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Please note some elements in the presentations may be redacted for image copyright reasons.

Introduction presentation - Paul Somerfield


1. Linking data, models and ecosystem services

2. Modelling and the social dimension

3. Managing multiple stressors


4. Modelling the marine ecosystem

5. Functional biodiversity

6.Top-down and bottom-up effects

7. Food-webs

  • Blue carbon in deep coastal waters: the role and fate of seaweed detritus - Ana Queiros
  • Kelp: Contribution to coastal foodwebs - Mike Burrows
  • Comparing and contrasting the food webs of NW European fishing regions using the StrathE2E model - Mike Heath

8. Higher trophic levels


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Book of Abstracts

Past Meeting Reports

MERP Annual Science Meeting Summary
Date of meeting: 10 October 2017
MERP Defra Briefing 2017
Date of meeting: 27 September 2017
MERP/Scotland Policy Briefing
Date of meeting: 24 March 2017
MERP / Natural Resources Wales briefing
Date of meeting: 01 December 2016
MERP Annual Science Meeting 2016
Date of meeting: 04 October 2016
Module 3/4 mini workshop report
Date of meeting: 02 March 2016
Model/Empiricist Integration workshop
Date of meeting: 01 March 2016
MERP/Defra Briefing
Date of meeting: 23 February 2016
MERP Integration Workshop Manchester
Date of meeting: 17 November 2015
MERP Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting 2015
Date of meeting: 16 November 2015
Marine Management Organisation and MERP Meeting
Date of meeting: 04 November 2015
MERP Ecosystem Services Workshop
Date of meeting: 20 May 2015
Data toolbox workshop - Led by Module 1
Date of meeting: 09 September 2014
Kick-off meeting 4th June 2014
Date of meeting: 04 June 2014