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4/22 The 188th Ocean Forum “Japan-Norway Cooperation in the Maritime Sector: Reflections on its Expansion and Deepening”

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The 188th Ocean Forum
“Japan-Norway Cooperation in the Maritime Sector: Reflections on its Expansion and Deepening”

Overview
 Japan and Norway both have a long history as maritime nations, and have shared these values and norms with each other. In addition, as core members of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, which includes the leaders of 14 coastal states such as Palau, Japan and Norway share the importance of addressing the challenges of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14), to bring the state of the ocean out of crisis, and have suggested that there are many urgent solutions to secure a sustainable future for the oceans. Now, more than ever, Japan and Norway need to promote closer cooperation in order to steadily implement these challenges and measures.
 In light of these domestic and international circumstances surrounding Japan and Norway, the 188th Ocean Forum aims to expand and deepen cooperation between the two nations in the ocean sector, to raise awareness of ocean issues, and to show how a sustainable ocean can be achieved based on the results of efforts by the Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF) and other relevant organizations in Japan and Norway.
Venue
 
The event will be livestreamed on SPF's YouTube channel
Date and time
 
 
Friday, April 22, 2022, 16:00 to 18:00 (JST)
Theme
 
Japan-Norway Cooperation in the Maritime Sector: Reflections on its Expansion and Deepening
Program
(Provisional)
Opening session
 Ms. Line AUNE, Chargés d'affaires ad interim of Norway in Japan
 Mr. Ko TANAKA, Commodore, Enoshima Yacht Club
 Dr. Hide SAKAGUCHI, President, OPRI-SPF
 Moderator: Mr. Masanori KOBAYASHI, Senior Research Fellow, OPRI-SPF
 
Session 1 (Blue carbon: cradle of ocean for food, marine biodiversity and climate change actions)
 Mr. Junichiro FURUSAWA, Representative, Umisakura
 Mr. Yuma YAMAMOTO, Japan Business Developer, Uninomics Co., Ltd.
 Dr. Atsushi WATANABE, Senior Research Fellow, OPRI-SPF
 Moderator: Mr. Masanori KOBAYASHI, Senior Research Fellow, OPRI-SPF
 
Session 2 (Marine plastic session)
 Mr. Akio SAKAMOTO, Executive Director, Umiotsukurukai (The Sea Beautification Society)
 Mr. Tatsuhiko KASHIMURA, Managing Director, Refineverse, Inc.
 Mr. Sonny SöDERBERG, President, Tomra Japan Ltd. 
 Moderator: Mr. Masanori KOBAYASHI, Senior Research Fellow, OPRI-SPF

Session 3 (Ocean expedition and research)
 Dr. Geir HUSE, Research Director, Marine Ecosystems and Resources, Institute
 Ms. Kokoro WATANABE, Sustainable Ocean Alliance Japan
 Dr. Takashi KIKUCHI, Director, Institute of Arctic Climate and Environment  Research, Research Institute for Global Change, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
 Moderator: Mr. Masanori KOBAYASHI, Senior Research Fellow, OPRI-SPF

Concluding session
 Dr. Marianne S. BERG, Counsellor, Science, Technology and Higher Education, The Trade and Technology Office, Norwegian Embassy
 Mr. Takayuki SHIBATA, Member, Environment Committee, Japan Sailing Federation and Director, Enoshima Yacht Club
 Dr. Hide SAKAGUCHI, President, OPRI-SPF
 Moderator: Mr. Masanori KOBAYASHI, Senior Research Fellow, OPRI-SPF

***The time and contents are subject to change
Other 【Attendance fee】
Free

【Language】
Japanese and English with simultaneous interpretation

【Other】
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Contact:
Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF)
TEL:03-5157-5210
Please send inquiries on the event to kaiyoforum (@) spf.or.jp

For media inquiries:
Public Relations Division, Communication Department
TEL: 03-5157-5395
Email: spfpr (@) spf.or.jp

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