THE Sefton coastal zone will be put under the spotlight at an event on Monday, 9 December.

The geography department at Edge Hill College of Higher Education has organised a conference, The Interactive Coastal Zone, which will bring together degree students, academics and those working in the area of coastal geography.

The event will be hosted by Liverpool Hope and students from there and from Edge Hill will be among the speakers.

Dr Ann Worsley, lecturer in geography at Edge Hill, is one of the organisers of the event.

She said: “The issues surrounding coastal zones, such as sea level change and human impacts on the coast, are fascinating. This event is an excellent opportunity for students from Edge Hill and Liverpool Hope to meet and enter into debate with professionals dealing with these issues on a daily basis.

“This will be the third coastal zone conference we have run and as in previous years, we have a wide range of speakers from all kinds of backgrounds.”

Among those taking part in the day will Caroline Salthouse, director of the Mersey Strategy (part of the Mersey Basin Campaign), Tony Baker from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Steve Fowler from Sefton Council and Robin Gilliver of BHP Petroleum.