2010 KIMO UK NEWS
The Second Annual KIMO UK Conference was held in Inverness on the 18th of June 2010. The conference examined the impacts of pollution from shipping and discuss methods of reducing it. Presentations at the conference will focus on topics such as marine litter, air pollution and The Clean Shipping Project. The presentations which were given at the event can be downloaded below:
2009 KIMO UK NEWS
The next KIMO UK Business meetings will be held in the COSLA Building in Edinburgh on the 11th September and 4th December 2009 at 1300-1500. The meeting will take place in the Saltire Room, COSLA, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5XZ. A full agenda will be posted in due course.
The aforementioned KIMO Conference discussing the impact of lost containers on coastlines was recently held in Aberdeen. The presentations which were given at the event can be downloaded below:
UK Coordinator, Mr Tom Piper announces that the inaugural KIMO Conference will be held in Aberdeen on 5th June 2009. The conference will be entitled 'The Grounding of the MSC Napoli: Lessons to be learnt'. The 1-day event will aim to examine the grounding of the MSC Napoli and identify lessons that local authorities can implement when planning a response to a similar incident in their own back yard. Read the accompanying promotional flyer here.
2008 KIMO UK NEWS
KIMO United Kingdom's highly successful marine environmental initiative, Fishing for Litter, has now been relaunched. The scheme will now run until 2011 after sponsors confirmed their support. Fishing for Litter 2008 - 2011 was officially launched on December 10th 2008 at the Scottish Parliament by Mr Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment.
Following the successful expansion of the Fishing for Litter initiative to all of Scotland's designated landing ports, the project's organisers, KIMO UK launched the project in the South West of England. For the South-West project, KIMO is working in collaboration with Seafood Cornwall Training Ltd. The project was launched on 13th March 2009. For further information on the harbours to be involved and the strategic objectives of the SW project, click here.
KIMO United Kingdom has recently appointed Mr Tom Piper as Co-ordinator for KIMO UK. He will work with the Secretariat to raise awareness of marine pollution issues in the UK. The new full time position is based in Aberdeen, Scotland. This will enable KIMO to better represent UK local authorities, to expand the membership of the organisation in the UK and to increase the number of harbours and fishing vessels participating in the Fishing for Litter scheme.