SIME 2021

Structures in the Marine Environment Conference 2021 is confirmed for the 17th and 18th of June. We are delighted to be able to again co-host the event with MASTS via the online events platform Hopin.

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SIME 2021 Registration and Abstracts

A robust evidence base is needed to support appropriate environmental management and policy/regulatory decision-making. The “Structures in the Marine Environment” conference focusses on the impact their presence or removal may have on marine ecosystems.

Previous SIME conferences in 2019 and 2020 have brought together academics, industry and government reps, stakeholders and interested parties, and have stimulated extensive discussion and debate.

Presentations from earlier events are below.


Assessing the impact of introduced infrastructure at sea with cameras: a case study for spatial scale time and statistical power

Anthony W J Bicknell, Exeter University

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Modelling Marine Growth biomass on North Sea offshore structures

Joop W P Coolen, Wageningen Marine Research

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Optimal Structural Design in Relation to Extreme Currents

Anton Edwards, UHI

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Floating electrical substation modelling in extreme wave environment

Lucie Guignier, Ideol Offshore

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Impact of Trawling in the Benthos around Oil and Gas pipelines

Marion Harrald, Marine Scotland Science

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Will man-made structures in the shallow marine environment become oases for deep-sea life?

Lea-Anne Henry, Edinburgh University

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Ecological Interactions with offshore installations - the potential benefits of ambitious management for temporary ecosystems

Emma Sheehan, Plymouth University

From bacteria to whales - using environmental beta barcoding to assess change associated with marine structures

Tom Wilding, SAMS

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Multi-platform studies of the environmental effects of structures in the marine environment

Benjamin Williamson, UHI

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Marine Biolfouling in an industry context and the impacts of climate change

Hugo Winter, EDF Energy

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SEA Wave: Addressing the long-term environmental concerns associated with the development of wave energy technology

Jennifer Fox, Aquaterra

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Evaluating the effects of man-made structures the functioning of the benthic system in the North Sea

Silvan Birchenough, CEFAS

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Modelling Primary Production in response to deeper wind farms

Arianna Zampollo

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