A Productive Ocean

31 May – 2 June 2022

A productive ocean where global food supply, source of livelihood and societal needs are sustainably managed.

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The ocean’s bounty yields both food and energy. A sustainably harvested and productive ocean ensures the provision of global invaluable food supply. Rebuilding wild fish stocks, protecting biodiversity and comprehensive fishery management will safeguard the ocean-based food supply. The ocean is also a source of livelihood. Knowledge and tools are essential for rebuilding wild fish stocks and implementing comprehensive, sustainable fishery management to achieve productive fish stocks while protecting the biodiversity and ecosystems those stocks rely on to thrive and the livelihoods many depend upon.

Other stakeholders worldwide depend on the ocean as well. The private and public sectors share the goal of developing a sustainable blue economy but have widely different priorities. The energy industry in particular needs extensive knowledge and support, including safe and sustainable thresholds for economic operations in the ocean, to achieve innovation, technological development – and a sustainably productive ocean.

PROGRAM CORE EVENT

31 May, 3:00 – 7:00 pm CEST

MODERATOR

Monika Jones, International TV and Conference Host, Germany

3:00 pm CEST

OPENING

Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, France

Co-Chair of the Laboratory “A Productive Ocean”
Reinhold Hanel, Head, Thünen-Institute of Fisheries Ecology in Bremerhaven, Germany

Co-Chair of the Laboratory “A Productive Ocean”
Anna Jöborn, CEO, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, Sweden

3:20 pm CEST

Talk

WHERE ARE WE NOW AND WHY WE NEED TO COOPERATE?

Co-moderation

Nina Jensen, CEO, REV Ocean, Norway

Panelists

Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, Global Lead, Nutrition and Public Health, WorldFish, Malaysia
Adam Ceesay, Programme Manager, Wetlands International Afrique (WIACO), Senegal
Kemal Pınarbası, Project Researcher, HELCOM Secretariat, Finland
Alexis Papathanassis, Professor, Cruise Management, Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences, Germany

4:20 pm CEST

Q&A with audience/online participants

4:35 pm CEST

BREAK

4:45 pm CEST

Showcases

MARKETPLACE OF THE PRODUCTIVE OCEAN

Fisheries
Merete Tandstad
, EAF-Nansen Programme Coordinator, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy

— Aquaculture
Flower E. Msuya, Senior Researcher, Founder & Chairperson, Zanzibar Seaweed Cluster Initiative, Tanzania

 Marine spatial planning (MSP) and Traditional knowledge
Jorge Arturo Jiménez, Director General, MarViva Foundation for Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia

Diving
Zaidy Afrin
, World Maritime University (WMU) – Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, Sweden

Offshore wind
Ingrid Lomelde
, Head of Sustainability, Aker Offshore Wind, Norway

5:40 pm CEST

BREAK

5:50 pm CET

Dialog

PRODUCTIVITY NEEDS SUSTAINABILITY

Co-moderation

Vera Agostini, Deputy Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy

Panelists

Isabella Lövin, Chair of the Board of SEI, Sweden
Kristal Ambrose, Founder and Director of Bahamas Plastic Movement, The Bahamas

6:35 pm CEST

Q&A with audience/online participants

6:45 pm CEST

LOOKING FORWARD

Summary/Closing and outlook on Satellite Activities and Wrap-up

— Co-Chair of the Laboratory “A Productive Ocean”
Reinhold Hanel, Head, Thünen-Institute of Fisheries Ecology in Bremerhaven, Germany

Co-Chair of the Laboratory “A Productive Ocean”
Anna Jöborn, CEO, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, Sweden

PROGRAM WRAP-UP

02 June, 3:00 – 4:30 pm CEST

MODERATOR

Monika Jones, International TV and Conference Host, Germany

3:00 pm CEST

OPENING

Co-Chair of the Laboratory “A Productive Ocean”
Reinhold Hanel, Head, Thünen-Institute of Fisheries Ecology in Bremerhaven, Germany

Co-Chair of the Laboratory “A Productive Ocean”
Anna Jöborn, CEO, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, Sweden

3:10 pm CEST

KEY MESSAGES OF CORE EVENT

3:30 pm CEST

ENGAGEMENT QUESTIONS FORM CORE EVENT

Jörn Schmidt, Chair of Science Committee, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), Denmark

Christian Müller, Head of Sub-Department “Marine Resource Exploration”, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany

Michele Quesada da Silva, Marine Spatial Planning Consultant, IOC-UNESCO, France

3:50 pm CEST

REPORTS OF SELECTED SATELLITE ACTIVITIES

4:05 pm CEST

CLOSING

Co-Chair of the Laboratory “A Productive Ocean”
Reinhold Hanel, Head, Thünen-Institute of Fisheries Ecology in Bremerhaven, Germany

Co-Chair of the Laboratory “A Productive Ocean”
Anna Jöborn, CEO, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, Sweden

4:10 pm

OUTLOOK / CLOSING: OCEAN DECADE LABORATORIES 2022

Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic, Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, France

CO-CHAIRS

SPEAKER

Reinhold Hanel

Head, Thünen-Institute of Fisheries Ecology in Bremerhaven, Germany

SPEAKER

Anna Jöborn

CEO, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, Sweden

SPEAKERS & MODERATORS

SPEAKER

Kristal Ambrose

Founder and Director, Bahamas Plastic Movement (BPM) and Ph.D. Candidate, World Maritime University, The Bahamas 

SPEAKER

Adam Ceesay

Programme Manager, Wetlands International Africa (WIACO), Dakar, Senegal

SPEAKER

Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted

Global Lead, Nutrition and Public Health, WorldFish, Malaysia

SPEAKER

Nina Jensen

CEO, REV Ocean, Norway

SPEAKER

Jorge Arturo Jiménez

Director General, MarViva Foundation for Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia

SPEAKER

Ingrid Lomelde

Vice President Sustainability, Aker Offshore Wind, Norway 

SPEAKER

Christian Müller

Head of marine resource exploration, German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany 

SPEAKER

Alexis Papathanassis

Professor for Cruise Tourism Management, the Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences, Germany

MORE SPEAKERS & MODERATORS

SATELLITE ACTIVITIES

1 June, 4:00-6:00 pm CEST

Air-Sea Observations for Offshore Wind Energy

Join this virtual workshop to network and brainstorm about how the Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS) Ocean Decade Program could provide air-sea observations for Offshore Wind-Energy, including for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

31 May, 10:00 pm - 1 June, 1:00 am CEST

Marine Culture: Communities and Revolution

Marine aquaculture is an underdeveloped activity. The fast-growing of it in Brazil is a concern to the multiple users of marine waters. This event proposes a debate among producers, fishermen, researchers, marine use regulators & coastal communities.

31 May, 7:30 – 8:30 pm CEST

Harvesting a Productive Ocean

Fashion can contribute toward a productive ocean. This discussion will cover ocean tourism, sustainable fishing practices and how seaweed is the next frontier when it comes to sustainable ocean practices.

1 June, 7:00 – 10:00 am CEST

Prosperous Ecosystems in the Western North Pacific

Aiming toward a prosperous future of the marine ecosystems in the western North Pacific, we will have several scientific talks about their current and projected states, and a panel discussion on their social/economic/cultural values.

1 June, 10:00 – 11:30 am CEST

Resilient Aquatic Food Systems for a Productive Ocean

A webinar as part of WorldFish’s week-long celebration of 2022 World Oceans Day to highlight actionable solutions to achieve healthier, more just and more environmentally sustainable food systems from the ocean.

1 June, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon CEST

Sustainable Seafood Consumption

What is your decision process when buying seafood? Want to better understand the differences between species, origin or freshness of fish? And to clarify questions around farmed fish? B2E is here to support your seafood choices.

1 June, 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm CEST

Ghana’s Small-Scale Fisheries Sector

This Satellite Activity aims to engage experts and stakeholders involved in Ghana’s fish supply and value chain. It will create a platform for indigenous fish stakeholders often left behind to actively engage in the global fishery dialogue.

 

1 June, 2:00 – 4:00 pm CEST

The Science we Need for the Healthy Fjords we Want

What are the challenges and opportunities for implementing the vision of the UN Ocean Decade for fjord ecosystems? Join us for a virtual trip to fjord regions of the world to hear from science, policy and industry leaders working in these areas.

1 June, 4:00 – 6:00 pm CEST

Establishing Global Knowledge Networks in SmartNet

We aim to establish a network of partners to co-design and implement a suite of activities to support knowledge production and dissemination on the status and future of marine social-ecological systems in support of the UN SDGs.

1 June, 6:00 – 8:00 pm CEST

Challenges for a Sustainable Blue Amazon

Brazil has an extensive maritime area of 5.7 million km², equivalent to 67% of its land territory. This webinar will discuss the development of the Blue Amazon, focusing on the sustainable guarantee of food security.

2 June, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon CEST

A Productive Ocean – Sustainable Food Supply

The need for the change toward aquaculture is obvious: fish stocks in the oceans are under serious threat and global demand for fish products is increasing. Hear our speakers on how to tackle this challenge with the help of innovative technologies.

2 June, 11:00 pm – 3 June, 12:30 am CEST

Indigenous-led Ocean Science Collaborations

We present collaborations between science and Māori tribes from New Zealand’s east coast exemplifying how ocean research can interact with stakeholder indigenous communities for sustainable management of coastal resources.

1 June, 2:00 – 3:15 am CEST

Catch of the Day

Where is your fish coming from and how is it being caught? Join our panel session on sustainable fisheries management and global fish consumption and be the first to look at data from our global fish stock survey.

OCEAN DECADE LABORATORIES

7 – 8 JULY 2021

AN INSPIRING AND ENGAGING OCEAN

An inspiring and engaging ocean where society understands and values the ocean.

15 – 17 SEPTEMBER 2021

A PREDICTED OCEAN

A predicted ocean where society has the capacity to understand current and future ocean conditions.

17 – 19 NOVEMBER 2021

A CLEAN OCEAN

A clean ocean where sources of pollution are identified and removed.

9 – 11 MARCH 2022

A HEALTHY AND RESILIENT OCEAN

A healthy and resilient ocean where marine ecosystems are mapped and protected.

5 – 7 APRIL 2022

A SAFE OCEAN

A safe ocean where people are protected from ocean hazards.

10 – 12 MAY 2022

AN ACCESSIBLE OCEAN

An accessible ocean with good governance, open access to data, information and technologies.

31 MAY – 2 JUNE 2022

A PRODUCTIVE OCEAN

A sustainably harvested and productive ocean ensuring the provision of food supply.