Coastal lagoons workshop

  • Richard L. Shelmerdine (Participant)
  • Shucksmith, R. (Participant)
  • Abigail Cowing (Organiser)
  • Eilidh Johnston (Participant)
  • Juan Brown (Participant)
  • Kirsty North (Participant)
  • Austin Taylor (Participant)
  • Ryan Leask (Participant)
  • Martin Schofield (Participant)
  • Stewart Angus (Keynote/plenary speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


The purpose of this workshop was to increase understanding of coastal lagoon systems in Scotland.  Lagoon systems are relatively understudied with limited survey work to date on most coastal lagoons across Scotland.  Topics covered by the workshop included:
• Lagoon definition
• Distribution of lagoons across Scotland
• Typical lagoon biota
• Specialist lagoon biota
• Conservation of lagoons
• Functionality
• Pressures on lagoon habitats
• Climate change
• Monitoring
Period19 Jul 2017
Event typeWorkshop
LocationScalloway, Shetland, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • Lagoon