Event overview

The second in a series of six webinars designed to help EIA practitioners understand and deliver effective practice will see Dickon Howell address the complexities that arise when a project interacts with both Marine and Terrestrial consents and their related EIA regimes.

As the former Head of Marine Licensing and Chief Scientific Adviser of the Marine Management Organisation, Dickon will bring his significant expertise and experience of managing the uncertainties of EIA in the Marine environment to bear on this complex area of practice. With a significant increase in offshore infrastructure development over the last decade and an on-going drive to both develop and defend our coastal and estuarine environments the number of EIA’s that span both land and sea has increased, driving a need for enhanced understanding of the challenges that this can expose.

The webinar will consider the variations in approach between off and onshore competent authorities, regulators and stakeholder approaches and information needs. It will provide advice and direction on how to overcome challenges driven by this interaction and how to efficiently navigate the potential myriad demands, especially the increased uncertainty inherent in assessing the marine environment.

The webinar presentation will conclude with a professional discussion between Dickon and Josh Fothergill to further unwrap and explore some of the key areas for EIA practice, before opening to respond to your own questions.

This webinar is free for Development + Infrastructure Service subscribers and Market Intelligence Service subscribers are entitled to receive 15% off.

Webinars in the series:

Speaker: Dickon Howell, Founder and Director, Howell Marine Consulting 

Dickon has an expert knowledge of marine policy, marine planning, marine regulation and marine science across multiple disciplines and sectors. He worked at the Marine Management Organisation for seven years during which time he held leadership roles - including Head of Mairne Licensing and Chief Scientific Adviser - crucial to the development and delivery of integrated marine management in England. He was responsible for putting in place the practical interpretation of the legislation underpinning marine licensing and implementing the marine regulatory framework as it currently stands in England including leading the development of the Coastal Concordat for England which sets out how regulators work together when consenting at the coast.

Through his work he has brought together scientists, policy makers, regulators and users of the sea to find solutions that deliver sustainable development within a proportionate regulatory framework. He has advised UK government, industry and academia on marine policy including marine licensing, marine planning, marine protected areas, marine renewable energy, nationally significant infrastructure and EU Directives.

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