MERP Stakeholder Symposium - Register now

25th April 2018

The Royal Society, London

This meeting will focus on 4 key themes, which will include short presentations followed by panel discussion sessions:

More understanding – The MERP approach to generating scientific evidence from knowledge, data and tools. 

Fishing and marine ecosystems – Addressing the different facets of fishing in the marine ecosystem using the MERP approach for evidence generation

Marine top predators, people and policy – Generating evidence for assessing the status of, and risks to, marine ecosystems

MERP, marine space and management – Using information of what is where, when and why to support evidence-based decision-making. 

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MERP Science Meeting 2018

26th April 2018

The Royal Society, London

Scientists from the Marine Ecosystems Research Programme will present highlights of their work over the past four years.

Sessions include:

  • Linking data, models and ecosystem services

  • Modelling and the social dimension

  • Managing multiple stressors

  • Modelling the marine ecosystem

  • Functional biodiversity

This meeting is open for interested stakeholders please contact Jess Heard ( to register.

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Previous meetings

MERP Annual Science Meeting Summary

Project Meeting Date of event: 10 October 2017 - 12 October 2017

Location: Rutland Hotel, Sheffield, UK

MERP Defra Briefing 2017

Workshop Date of event: 27 September 2017
(one day event)

MERP PIs met with Defra to discuss how MERP can contribute and provide useful impact to the policy process.

MERP/Scotland Policy Briefing

Date of event: 24 March 2017
(one day event)
Victoria Quay, Edinburgh

MERP / Natural Resources Wales briefing

Event Date of event: 01 December 2016
(one day event)

The purpose of this briefing was to discuss MERP research activities with policy customers at Natural Resources Wales and Welsh Government and highlight some examples of existing and planned policy-relevant MERP outputs. 

MERP Annual Science Meeting 2016

Project Meeting Date of event: 04 October 2016 - 06 October 2016 Park Inn, York City Centre

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Past Meeting Reports

MERP Annual Science Meeting Summary
Date of meeting: 10 October 2017
MERP Defra Briefing 2017
Date of meeting: 27 September 2017
MERP/Scotland Policy Briefing
Date of meeting: 24 March 2017
MERP / Natural Resources Wales briefing
Date of meeting: 01 December 2016
MERP Annual Science Meeting 2016
Date of meeting: 04 October 2016
Module 3/4 mini workshop report
Date of meeting: 02 March 2016
Model/Empiricist Integration workshop
Date of meeting: 01 March 2016
MERP/Defra Briefing
Date of meeting: 23 February 2016
MERP Integration Workshop Manchester
Date of meeting: 17 November 2015
MERP Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting 2015
Date of meeting: 16 November 2015
Marine Management Organisation and MERP Meeting
Date of meeting: 04 November 2015
MERP Ecosystem Services Workshop
Date of meeting: 20 May 2015
Data toolbox workshop - Led by Module 1
Date of meeting: 09 September 2014
Kick-off meeting 4th June 2014
Date of meeting: 04 June 2014