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9/14 The 191st Ocean Forum
"The First Port Call of the 'Statsraad Lehmkuhl' in Asia and the 'UN Decade of Ocean Science': What We Must Do to Correct the Knowledge Divide in Ocean Science"

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The 191st Ocean Forum
"The First Port Call of the 'Statsraad Lehmkuhl' in Asia and the 'UN Decade of Ocean Science': What We Must Do to Correct the Knowledge Divide in Ocean Science ”

Overview
In 2017, the United Nations declared the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. However, while small island developing states and least developed countries have great potential for developing ocean resources and blue economies, they still lack the human, organizational, and financial resources for ocean science, thus resulting in inadequate scientific knowledge and difficulties in proper management. Therefore, resolving these issues is an urgent task if the Decade is to proceed effectively.

At this juncture, the Statsraad Lehmkuhl, which is currently operating the One Ocean Expedition, a research voyage circumnavigation of the globe, will call at the Port of Yokohama as its first port of call in Asia. Seizing this opportunity, we invite stakeholders in ocean science, including Dr. Vladimir RYABININ, Executive Secretary of IOC/UNESCO, which proposes and promotes the "UN Decade of Ocean Science," and François HOULLIER, Président directeur général, IFREMER, who leads French ocean science and policy, to participate in the 191st Ocean Forum as it aims to explore ways of international collaboration to further accelerate the Decade based on the progress report of the expedition.
Venue
 
The event will be livestreamed on SPF's YouTube channel
Date and time
 
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 17:00 to 19:00 (JST)
Theme
 
The First Port Call of the “Statsraad Lehmkuhl" in Asia and the “UN Decade of Ocean Science": What We Must Do to Correct the Knowledge Divide in Ocean Science
Program
(Provisional)
Opening Remarks Dr. Hide SAKAGUCHI (President, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF)) Welcome Remarks H.E. Ms. Inga M. W. NYHAMAR (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway) Keynote Address Dr. Vladimir RYABININ (Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC/UNESCO)) Dr. François HOULLIER (Président directeur général, Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)) Progress Report regarding the "One Ocean Expedition" Dr. Satoru YOKOI (Senior Researcher, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)) and more Panel Discussion
Panelists:
Dr. Naomi HARADA (Professor, the University of Tokyo)
Dr. Siri Granum CARSON (Oceans Director, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Dr. Aoi SUGIMOTO (Research Fellow, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA))
Commentators:
H.E. Mr. Steven VICTOR, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, Republic of Palau
Dr. Satoru YOKOI (Senior Researcher, JAMSTEC)
Dr. Vladimir RYABININ (Executive Secretary, IOC/UNESCO)
Dr. François HOULLIER (Président directeur général, IFREMER)
Dr. Kentaro ANDO (Co-chair, Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific, IOC/UNESCO/ Principal Researcher, JAMSTEC)
Mr. Haakon VATLE (CEO, the Statsraad Lehmkuhl Foundation)
Facilitator:
Dr. Hide SAKAGUCHI (President, OPRI-SPF)

Closing Remarks
Dr. Kentaro ANDO (Co-chair, WESTPAC/IOC/UNESCO/ Principal Researcher, JAMSTEC)

***The time and contents are subject to change.
Other 【Admission Fee】
Free

【Language】
Japanese and English with simultaneous interpretation

【Other】
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