Transnational Exchange Lab #4 - online
IMMERSE is organising the fourth Transnational Estuary Exchange Lab (TEEL) on Tuesday 9th November 2021 online. The main theme of this TEEL is ecological restoration and habitat creation with a focus on the Tees & Humber estuaries. The discussion will focus on how IMMERSE measures can contribute to habitat creation, such as direct intervention as in the case of Tees River Trust, holistic realignment measures or through sediment management in three dedicated sessions:
Introductory session: 'Setting the Scene: Healthy estuaries and their societal value'
Dr Sue Manson, Environment Agency England
Andy Jayes, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Session I: 'Habitat Creation and Ecological Interventions incl. Sediment Management'
Dr Elisabeth Klocke, Elbe Habitat Foundation
Dr Rodney Forster, University of Hull
Yves Plancke, Flanders Hydraulics
Session II: 'Green Financing: Blue carbon credits to fund habitat creation'
Andy Slaney, Environment Agency England
Amy Pryor, Thames Estuary Partnership
Ben Lamb, Tees Rivers Trust
Phil Marshall, Environment Agency England
Karin Karlfeldt Fedje
All sessions aim to provide stakeholders with relevant information regarding habitat creation and/or ecological restoration following the IMMERSE objectives; knowledge transfer and acceleration of measure implementation, whilst increasing cost-efficiency and enhancing stakeholder commitment.
Anyone with an interest in North Sea Region estuary management is encouraged to attend the TEELs. For any questions, please contact Frederick Bruce.