Draft Scientific Programme

Day 1

Chair – Paul Knight, S&TC

09:15 Arrival – Tea and coffee

09:30 Welcome Speeches – Paul Knight, S&TC & Emma Hatfield, NASCO

09:50 Tracking as a contribution to the Likely Suspects Framework – Ken Whelan

10:10-13:00 Session 1 – Current or recent fish tracking projects

  • Current or recent project in North America – Jon Carr, Atlantic Salmon Federation
  • SAMARCH project: Salmon and sea trout smolt tracking in the South of England and Northern France – Celine Artero & Rasmus Lauridsen, GWCT
  • Satellite tracking – TBC
  • Sea trout in Norway and the Kerguelen Islands – Jan Grimsrud Davidsen, NTNU University Museum
  • SMOLTTRACK – Technical University of Denmark/Inland Fisheries Ireland
  • Missing Salmon project, smolt tracking in the Morey Firth Scotland – Matt Newton
  • SAMARCH project DST and acoustic tracking of sea trout kelts in the South of England and Northern France – Celine Artero & Rasmus Lauridsen, GWCT
  • SeaMonitor – Colin Adams

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:40 Session 1 Continued

  • DST Danish Sea trout – Martin Kristensen
  • 20 mins – Open forum

14:40-18:00 Session 2 – New and emerging fish-tracking technology

  • New and emerging technology for tracking fish at sea – Martyn Lucas
  • Roam technology – Tim Sheehan & Jon Carr
  • eDNA developments – Jens Carlsson, University College Dublin
  • Isotopes – Clive Truman, University of Southampton

16:00-16:20 Coffee break

  • Wave Glider – Bastien Queste, Uni East Anglia
  • DIDSON new visualising technologies – Pete Clabburn, NRW
  • Vemco – Ryan Mowat
  • Lotek – TBC
  • Thelma Biotel – Annette Haugsdal
  • 20 mins – Open forum

18:30-19:30 Drinks reception and trade stands

19:30 After dinner speaker Dr David Welch, KINTAMA on lessons learned from working on large-scale marine-tracking arrays

Day 2

Chair – Paul Knight, S&TC

09:15 Arrival – Tea and coffee

09:30-10:50 Session 3 – Analysis of tracking data

  • Pulling together 40 years of North American data – Gerald Chaput, Fisheries and Ocean Canada
  • Data management and analysis of tracking data – Jan Reubens, VLIZ and the ETN data system
  • Discussion 20 mins

10:50-13:00 Session 4 – Maximising the benefits of multiple tracking projects

  • AtlantOS European tracking network H2020 program – Fred Whoriskey
  • What managers need to know to craft policy – John Armstrong
  • Open Forum – The way forward
    1. Closer collaboration
    2. Tracking project and equipment data base
    3. Meta-analysis

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00 Depart