Version 3.2_September 2016
Speaker: Glen Smith
I am a researcher in marine resource management at the University of Tromsø, Norway. My work focuses on public involvement in decision making for marine and coastal environments in Scotland. Use of Scotland's seas is in transition - with the rise of marine renewable energy production and aquaculture - as is the policy landscape around land ownership. The inshore seabed is technically land, and purchases of this land by coastal communities could be one way to strengthen local democracy and sensible resource management.
When not working on these topics you can find me practicing on Bonnylass (my trials bike), out running, rock climbing, in the pub, or listening to a stack of LPs.