OSC will be attending the A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) conference, to be held from 5-9 December 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. The conference focuses on linking science, practice and decision-making around sustainability and ecosystem services.
One of our founding Directors, Dr Victoria Todd, will be a panel member in Session 49 on Thursday afternoon, entitled ‘Do offshore oil and gas platforms and infrastructure provide valuable ecosystem services?’ The discussion session will explore the capacity of offshore oil & gas (O&G) platforms and associated subsea infrastructure to provide ecosystem services – recent research indicates that offshore structures can create reef systems and support a variety of marine mammal populations – and decommissioning options. Net Environmental Benefit Analyses (NEBA) are a useful and currently under-used tool to evaluate the best options for decommissioning of these structures, whilst making use of the latest scientific data and case studies.
See you there!