The MBA and British Ecological Society (BES) ran a major conference on 31 October looking at the post-Brexit landscape for science and policy.

The event aimed to:

  • Identify the key challenges and opportunities for marine environmental policy in the UK after Brexit;
  • Highlight the role of marine biological and ecological science in addressing these challenges, including existing knowledge and future research needs;
  • Identify the priorities for enhancing the UK’s status as a world leader in marine science and maintain effective international collaboration.

The outputs of the event will inform the development of a joint British Ecological Society and Marine Biological Association policy brief

Jill Barrett, an expert in international law, set the scene with a presentation on the effect of Brexit on the UK’s international law obligations relating to the marine environment, and the way they are implemented in the legal systems of the UK. 

The MBA's Matt Frost spoke about the key priorities for marine science under Brexit.

You can see the presentation on the key priorities from a biodiversity perspective by Abigail McQuatters-Gollop.

If you are on Twitter you can follow the conversation uing the hashtag #marinebrexit 

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Nov 9, 2017 By guba