Start Conference Care-Peat

Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

12 June 2019

You are warmly invited to the start conference of our Interreg project Care-Peat on Wednesday June 12th 2019 in Manchester. Within Care-Peat 5 knowledge institutes and 4 nature organisations from 5 different countries will work together to reduce carbon emissions and restore carbon storage capacity of different types of peatlands.

At the conference you will hear more about the project and from other European peatland projects. Also, you can participate in several workshops about techniques, modelling and good practices relevant for peatland restoration. At the end of the conference, there is an optional site visit and evening meal. 

Register until June 9th (it’s free)

Day program

Chairman: Professor Simon Caporn, Manchester Metropolitan University

9h00 Registration, coffee and tea

9h30 Welcome and objectives of the day
Simon Caporn & Chris Field, Manchester Metropolitan University

9h40 Introduction to the Care-Peat project
Katrien Wijns, Natuurpunt, followed by 5 min. flash presentation from each pilot partner

10h10 Importance of Peatlands for climate and ecosystem services – Examples from the Baltic Sea Region
Jan Peters, University of Greifswald

10h30 Q&A

10h45 Coffee break

11h00 Interreg CANAPE: Reducing Greenhouse gas emissions and creating a sustainable economy
Harry Mach, Broads Authority

11h20 LIFE Peat Restore: Reducing and measuring carbon emissions in degraded peatlands
Leticia Jurema, NABU (Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union)

11h40 Peatland Code: An opportunity to market the climate benefits of peatland restoration?
Jillian Hoy, IUCN UK Peatland Programme

12h00 Q&A

12h15 Lunch

13h30 Two rounds of workshops (with a 10 min. break in between):

  • Greenhouse gas measuring methods, monitoring and modelling
  • Using Earth Observation in peatland monitoring and restoration
  • Socio-economic models and peatland restoration
  • Working together and sharing best practices in peatland restoration projects

15h20 Plenary discussion and results from workshops

15h40 Peatland Restoration – a marathon not a sprint
David Chandler, Moors for the Future

16h00 Conclusions, last words and drinks

16h15 Optional: Site visit to Little Woolden Moss (return: 19h15)

20h00 Optional: Conference meal (at Zouk Tea Bar and Grill, Chester Street, Manchester)

Practical information

When? Wednesday June 12th 2019, from 9h00 until 16h00, followed by an optional site visit and evening meal from 16h15.

Where? Manchester Metropolitan University campus (click for directions), Geoffrey Manton Building (number 13 on the map), Manchester, United Kingdom

It is not easy to park on the campus as there are very few visitors spaces, but there are many public car parks near the campus. There is an NCP on Chester Street M1 5GE, a short walk from the Geoffrey Manton Building. Also there is a car park on Chester Street and a further one near the end.

Suggestions for overnight stays:

Questions? Katrien Wijns, project coordinator Care-Peat,

See you in Manchester!

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