20-21st April 2016 3rd Annual ESCom Conference

In its third year, ESCom Scotland continues to develop as a community of practice comprised of individuals and groups involved in the science, policy and practice behind sustainable ecosystem management.

This 20-21st April our annual two-day event takes Impact as its theme.  Looking at the links between research and policy we will explore what has worked in practice, and how best to evaluate the outcomes of impact strategies for ecosystem management.

  • Collecting data: insights on data collection tools and evaluation methodologies
  • Hands on practical workshops
  • Links between impact strategies and outcomes: the similarities and differences in approaches
  • Opportunities to explore synergies, plan collaborations, and highlight your work


We welcome Keynote speakers Prof. Mark Reid and Graham Esson, alongside flashtalks and workshop sessions from across our community.  Full programme here 


On 21st April the ESCom Fieldtrip with David Anderson, RSPB takes participants to the Inner Forth.

Details & registration


Day 1: Participation in day 1 is free but registration is essential http://escomconference-day1-only.eventbrite.co.uk 

Day 2: If you would like to attend the Field trip to Inner Forth you can book here  (please note there is small fee of £15 towards transport)


Day 1 will take place at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) an award winning, green business venue in the heart of the city centre, only 10 minutes walk from Waverley Station. Venue details and map http://edinburghcentre.org/Location.html

Day 2 we will be on fieldtrip in the Inner Forth.  A bus will leave from School of Geosciences, Drummond Street at 9.30 am and return at 5pm.  Participants should bring own lunch