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No.500 June 5, 2021
  • Vladimir RYABININ
    Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO
  • Let’s Strengthen the Ties between Ocean Science and Policy
    YAMAGATA Toshio
    Project Principal Researcher, JAMSTEC / Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
  • Inaugural Address for the New Presidency of Ocean Policy Research Institute
    SAKAGUCHI Hide
    President, Ocean Policy Research Institute, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

On Launching the Japan National Committee for the UN Decade of Ocean Science

Vladimir RYABININ
Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO

A symposium titled, “Commencing the UN Decade of Ocean Science: Towards Co-Design” was held on February 25, 2021, to kick off the UN Decade of Ocean Science in Japan. This article is the Japanese translation of the video message that Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of IOC-UNESCO, provided for the symposium.

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Let’s Strengthen the Ties between Ocean Science and Policy

YAMAGATA Toshio
Project Principal Researcher, JAMSTEC / Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development has begun. In Japan as well, a national committee has been launched as a platform for all interested parties to collaborate in realizing a clean, healthy, productive, predictable, safe, accessible ocean, and most of all, an ocean which brings hope and inspiration into our everyday lives.

Inaugural Address for the New Presidency of Ocean Policy Research Institute

SAKAGUCHI Hide
President, Ocean Policy Research Institute, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Sustainability has been required in a variety of situations, and has now become the focus of a high level of awareness in society. Even in ocean policy, with its broad spatial focus, it’s important to have the perspective of sustainability regarding its effects over time. For sustainability, much like in romantic and familial relationships, it’s necessary for countries, as partners, to share common values and also understand their differences in forming a planet-wide partnership.

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