North Sea bodies questioned on Regional Marine Co-operation
05 November 2014
The Lords Sub-Committee investigating Regional Marine Co-operation will hear from organisations concerned with the North Sea.
The House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy will hear from industry and organisations involved in the North Sea in relation to its ongoing inquiry into Regional Marine Co-Operation.
From 11.00am on Wednesday 5 November 2014 the House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy will hear evidence from:
- Darius Campbell, Executive Secretary, OSPAR Commission
- Matt Nichols, Project Development and Communication Officer, North Sea Region Programme
- Kate Clarke, Executive Secretary, North Sea Commission
- What are the purposes of co-operation between north Sea States and what practical examples can you give of North Sea co-operation?
- What are the main challenges in upscaling, extending and expanding smaller co-operation projects?
- What resolutions for user conflict have been offered?
- In your opinion, can maritime spatial plans help to reduce user conflicts in the North Sea Region?
- What overlaps, gaps and inconsistencies between EU policies affecting the marine environment exist?
- What is OPSAR's Science Agenda and how does it relate specifically to the North Sea?
- To what extent can the North Sea draw inspiration from elsewhere in determining how best to manage itself?
- To what extent does a lack of funding impede effective co-operation, and how can any such concern be resolved?
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