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Call for candidates to attend - 9th Our Ocean Conference Youth Forum in Athens, Greece
2024.02.13

Call for candidates to attend - 9th Our Ocean Conference Youth Forum in Athens, Greece

Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI), the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, invites students who are studying and researching ocean-related issues in the natural and social sciences from an interdisciplinary perspective. Interested young people actively engaged in activities in this field, are encouraged to participate in this conference and forum.

Ocean Shot Research Grant: Commencement of Funding for Selected Projects
2024.01.19

Ocean Shot Research Grant: Commencement of Funding for Selected Projects

We are pleased to announce the initiation of the Ocean Shot Research Grant, a program dedicated to advancing innovative studies for the better understanding and sustainable management of our oceans. After careful evaluation of 30 outstanding proposals from Japan (11), Europe (9), the United States (7), Oceania (2), and Africa (1), we have chosen four projects we consider exceptional to receive funding:

Call for Participation in the International Ocean Human Resource Development Project (2024 Spring)
2023.12.20

Call for Participation in the International Ocean Human Resource Development Project (2024 Spring)

The Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI) of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation sees the development of ocean leaders who will promote and realize the sustainable use of our ocean for the next generation as an urgent issue and is working from 2022 to support 100 young people over five years and to provide programs that use various vessels or international conferences as a platform for the youth capacity development.

Announcement: OPRI joined the Global Ocean Accounts Partnership as the first institute from Japan
2023.12.15

Announcement: OPRI joined the Global Ocean Accounts Partnership as the first institute from Japan

To promote Blue Economy Evaluation Research, OPRI joined the Global Ocean Accounts Partnership (GOAP) as the first institute from Japan.

[Information] COP28 Ocean-Related Meetings (updated: Dec.9)
2023.11.28

[Information] COP28 Ocean-Related Meetings (updated: Dec.9)

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP28, will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 30 November - 12 December 2023. The Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF), with the support of the Nippon Foundation is a partner of the COP28 Ocean Pavilion.

Call for Participation in the International Ocean Human Resource Development Project
2023.08.04

Call for Participation in the International Ocean Human Resource Development Project

The Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI) of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation sees the development of ocean leaders who will promote the sustainable use of our ocean for the next generation as an urgent issue and is working from 2022 to support 100 young people over five years and to provide programs that will contribute to the development of the next generation of leaders in the ocean world.

International Forum: Sustainable Ocean and G7 - Toward G7 Sapporo Climate, Energy and Environment Ministerial Meeting in 2023
2023.04.18

International Forum: Sustainable Ocean and G7 - Toward G7 Sapporo Climate, Energy and Environment Ministerial Meeting in 2023

On April 6, 2023, the Ocean Policy Research Institute organized the International Forum "Sustainable Ocean and G7 - Toward the G7 Sapporo Climate, Energy and Environment Ministers' Meeting in 2023" at the International Conference Hall of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.

International Conference on Achieving Ocean Equity: Innovative, Fair, Inclusive and Sustainable Strategies and Blue Impact Investments, co-hosted by the ADBI and ANCORS (Wollongong, Australia)
2023.03.10

International Conference on Achieving Ocean Equity: Innovative, Fair, Inclusive and Sustainable Strategies and Blue Impact Investments, co-hosted by the ADBI and ANCORS (Wollongong, Australia)

The Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI) of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, together with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), hosted the "International Conference on Achieving Ocean Equity: Innovative, Fair, Inclusive and Sustainable Strategies and Blue Impact Investments" in Wollongong, Australia, from February 27 to March 1, 2023.

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