Aisling Lannin, Marine Management Organisation

The Marine Pioneer (2017-2020) is trialling the application of a natural capital approach to managing impacts on the marine environment, integrating planning and delivery for improving and restoring the marine environment, exploring sustainable funding methods and sharing best practice.  This session will describe the collation and development of evidence to support the application of the approach, including the production of marine natural capital asset and risk registers, the assessment and valuation of ecosystem benefits, the development of environmental priorities for improvement and restoration action, and co-design of decision support tools.

Practitioners will introduce their work on demonstrating the natural capital approach to real world management challenges in fisheries, protected areas, coastal habitat restoration and coastal community resilience. Contributors include Plymouth Marine Laboratory, WWF, North Devon UNESCO Biosphere, Suffolk AONB, Devon and Severn Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority and the Blue Marine Foundation.


  • Dr Aisling Lannin, Marine Management Organisation
  • Dr Tara Hooper, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
  • Dr Sian Rees, Plymouth University
  • Dr Jenny Oates, WWF
  • Chrissie Ingle, North Devon UNESCO Biosphere

This session is scheduled for Day 1, 21 May 2019, 3pm-4.30pm.

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