NORA 4Reconnecting across Europe
23rd – 25th November 2021

Photo: Stéphane Pouvreau, IFREMER.


The Native Oyster Restoration Alliance, the European network for the restoration of the native oyster Ostrea edulis, announces its 4th conference.

NORA 4 will take place online from 23rd – 25th November 2021. The conference will be free of charge.

Within the spirit of the growing NORA community, the conference will provide opportunities for knowledge exchange, joint collaboration and discussions. The programme will include a pre-conference PhD/student workshop to take place on the morning of 23rd November. The workshop is open to all students, as well as to other participants interested in joining the event as mentors to the participating students.


  • site selection
  • monitoring
  • biosecurity
  • oyster production
  • genetics
  • restoration pilot results
  • management and legislation.

As in NORA 3 Online, new restoration projects, results from existing projects, as well as working group progress and open calls for collaboration will be included in the programme.

Closed captioning and scientific special issues

The NORA 4 “Reconnecting across Europe” Conference will support live close captioning to ensure that the exciting programme (LINK) is accessible to all. Feedback from the NORA 3 conference was that closed captioning was well used and helped improve access to the conference.  Many thanks to The Rich North Sea for supporting the online experience at the NORA 4 conference.

NORA 4 Partners