On the 15th of June Dr Tavis Potts participated as an invited panel member on a debate over the future of marine planning in Scotland. The panel, held in honour of the late Professor Laurence Mee, was hosted at the inaugural Sea Scotland conference in Dundee. The panel session closed day one of the conference and explored in depth the means of implementing marine spatial planning, its effectiveness in delivering benefits to communities and the opportunities for Scotland in the delivery of the National Marine Plan. Dr Potts explored the social dimensions of marine planning including data on public awareness of the oceans in the UK, the emerging need for a critical approach that identifies distributional and social effects of plans and the challenges in setting baselines and targets with shifting social perceptions of marine quality.
Dr Tavis Potts takes part in debate on the future of marine planning in Scotland