Daytime - event could be on Saturday and/or Sunday, from 1 hour to 1 day session
17. What will the format of your event be?:
18. Please give any details about the format of your event you feel are relevant.:
Event can run for one hour to one day, if web aces is available can be linked to on line input. The current Environment White Paper recognises that ecosystem services provided by our environment must be recognised and valued, DEFRA is promoting an ecosystem services approach to decision making, yet work undertaken by the proposers (with over 800 individual across the country) has shown that few people understand the concept of ecosystem services and questions the science behind valuing such services. The exhibition is based on work done with several local groups including the Clean Tyne Project looking at what values they see in the River Tyne. It is proposed to seek visitors to exhibition and local more widely to comment on the values they see in the River Tyne both now and in the past, (e.g. pre the 1990s redevelopment). This is an interactive display involving historic maps of the river and linked website, with visitors being asked to add photos, drawings and words which relate to the values they see in the river.
We hope to have a location near the River Tyne - Initial discussion have been held with several venues near the river.
13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
Habitats such as rivers can provide a wide range of benefits to people for example proving cooling waters for factories, as a recreational space, in dilution pollution, as well as community and historical values etc. Such values are referred to as ecosystem services and are core to current UK policy. But what are ecosystem services, how do we measure and value these? This interactive exhibition and linked website asks people to identify what the River Tyne means to them, to identify what things they value and give them a chance to explore and value these services.
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
The value of the Tyne to the City and Region.
22. Do you consider that the event will attract press interest?:
23. If yes, please summarise up to 4 key points you think will be of press interest:
Other work/events I have run on Ecosystems Services have attracted press Rive Tyne - historical and current values How improving the river has benefited both local people and the local economy
24. Do you have any other comments you would like to make or information you would like to include?:
The event fits into economics and ecology/environmental science. We could need support with a venue from the programme team - it woudl be good to discuss this further. This proposal has been submitted centrally on behalf of Peter Glaves by Alex Robson at Northumbria University.
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11. Do you have a preferred day for your event to take place on?:
Saturday 7 September 2013
Sunday 8 September 2013