PMNHS Virtual Conference, 2nd April 2022- Back to the Coast?

Back to the Coast?

Clachan Sound, image of seaweed & porcupines foraging

A one-day virtual conference for those with a passion for marine natural history.

Once again, we invite you to join us to share in our fascination for all things marine. This year’s theme is “Back to the Coast?” – A one-day virtual conference on 2nd April 2022, for those with a passion for marine natural history. This will be an opportunity to experience the creativity, ingenuity, and even serendipity, that have enabled the marine community to maintain and enhance their connections to our coasts. Sessions will include presentations, workshops, and informal opportunities to connect with experts and like-minded people.


We have all had to adapt in order to carry on with our daily lives, and like last year when we had our very first digital conference, PMNHS are pleased to announce our conference is going digital once more!

Get your tickets through Eventbrite here.

Download the conference programme here.

Download the Delegates Pack here.

The conference will be held online, allowing participants from all over the world to enjoy the conference from the comfort of your own home.

Once you have registered your place, participants will be sent login details ahead of the conference, allowing you to log in to live presentations and workshops throughout the day. Presentations will also be available to participants, online following the event.


Registration is FREE to all current PMNHS Members, *please select the Free membership option when registering- you will not be charged but this will allocate you a ticket as spaces are limited.

For Non-members, there is a small fee, which includes a year’s membership to PMNHS, allowing you to take advantage of all the benefits of the PMNHS including receiving a copy of the Biannual Bulletins.

1 day, member: £ Free

1 day, non-member (to include membership of PMNHS for one year): £21.50

1 day Student/retired/unwaged (to include membership of PMNHS for one year): £11.50

1 day, international (to include membership of PMNHS for one year): £27.00

PMNHS Field Weekend 19-20th March

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, it is unfortunately not possible to arrange a large group field trip in association with the conference.

However, recognising that being in the field is an important part of the PMNHS and each year having a field day associated with the conference allows a fantastic opportunity to share findings, ID queries, and interesting observations, we are keen to still do this all be it in a slightly different capacity.

So this year we will be encouraging all conference participants to get out to their local coastline, river, estuary or whatever is practicable for you, to participate in a nationwide field day, during the weekend prior to the conference 19-20th March.

We will then be accepting photos, observations, discussion points, ID queries via email in the run-up to the conference to form the basis of the Workshop discussions, where you will be able to share and discuss field notes with fellow Porcupines.

There is no need to register for the field weekend, but please keep an eye on your email inbox, the PMNHS website, and our social media for tips on how to make the most of your field trip and ideas on what kind of observations, and records we would like to see.

Any queries on either the conference or field trip weekend please contact