Program Core Event: 17 November 2021

PROGRAM CORE EVENT

17 NOVEMBER, 4.00 PM – 8.00 PM CET

MODERATOR

Monika Jones, International TV and Conference Host, Germany

4:00 pm CET

OPENING

Volker Rieke, Director General at Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)
      of UNESCO, France
Angelika Brandt, Head of Department Marine Zoology, Senckenberg Society for Nature Research,
     Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

4:10 pm CET

WHAT IS A CLEAN OCEAN?

Panel discussion

Co-moderation
Colin Devey, Professor of Seafloor Volcanology,
     GEOMAR – Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

Panelists

Shorelines without sewage
Hugo Tagholm, Surfers Against Sewage, United Kingdom

Coasts free from debris
Heidi Tait, CEO & Founder at Tangaroa Blue Foundation, Australia

Shallow and deep seas unspoiled by pollution
Judith Gobin, Head, Department of Life Sciences, St. Augustine Campus,
     The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

Seas with plastics drawn down
Ben Jack, Director, Programmes at Common Seas, United Kingdom

Q&A with audience

4:50 pm CET

THE QUEST FOR CHANGE – the need for knowledge sharing and capacity building

Interactive breakout session

Breakout Session 1
"Strengthening Governance for a Clean Ocean within Large Marine Ecosystems"

David Vousden, Chair,
     United Nations Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection,
     South Africa (Speaker)
Harriet Harden-Davies, Research Fellow at the Australian National Centre
     for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, Australia (Co-moderation)

Breakout Session 2
"The challenge of a clean ocean: past, present & future – the need to work together"

Peter John Kershaw, Independent Consultant, Marine Environmental Protection, United Kingdom (Speaker)
Kaveh Samimi-Namin, Associate Researcher, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands (Co-moderation)

Breakout Session 3
“Point of departure: Seabed mining”

Tanja Stratmann, Postdoctoral researcher,
     Department of Earth Sciences, Geochemistry, Utrecht University, Netherlands (Speaker)
Elva Escobar, Professor in Oceanography
     at Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología (ICML) UNAM, Mexico (Co-moderation)

Breakout Session 4
“Towards quieter oceans”

Christine Erbe, Director, Centre for Marine Science & Technology (CMST),
     Curtin University, Australia (Speaker)
Colin Devey, Professor of Seafloor Volcanology,
     GEOMAR – Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany (Co-moderation)

Breakout Session 5
„Managing risks of marine litter and plastic pollution“

Heidi Savelli, UN Environment Programme, Australia (Speaker)
Simon Jungblut, Project Manager of "FACE-IT" at the Department of Marine Botany,
     University of Bremen, Germany (Co-moderation)

6:00 pm CET

ARTISTIC BREAK

6:15 pm CET

REPORTS FROM THE BREAKOUT SESSION

Harriet Harden-Davies, Research Fellow at the Australian National Centre for
     Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, Australia
Peter John Kershaw, Independent Consultant, marine environmental protection, United Kingdom
Tanja Stratmann, Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Earth Sciences,
     Geochemistry, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Christine Erbe, Director, Centre for Marine Science & Technology (CMST), Curtin University, Australia
— Heidi Savelli, UN Environment Programme, Australia

6:30 pm CET

“CLEAN UP”

Panel discussion

Panelists

Waste as a cultural challenge
Jana Steingässer, Head of Communication and Project Development,
     Okeanos Foundation for the Sea, Germany

A renaissance of traditional knowledge for day-to-day needs
Peia Patai, Fleet Commander, Okeanos Foundation for the Sea, Pacific

Smarter big shipping
Sofia Fürstenberg Stott, Partner at Fürstenberg Maritime Advisory, Sweden

More and better education for sustainable development
Gina Bonne, Officer in Charge, Head of the Department of Environment and Climate Change,
     Indian Ocean Commission for IOC, Mauritius

Cooperation, communication and climate at the North Pole
Jessica Nilsson, Chair of PAME, Arctic Council’s work on Protection
     of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME), Sweden

Q&A with audience
 

7:15 pm CET

ENDORSED PROGRAMS

Speakers (in speaking order)

Cleaner estuaries: “Global Estuaries Monitoring (GEM) Programme”
Kenneth Mei Yee Leung, Director of State Key Lab. of Marine Pollution,
    City University Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Quieter oceans: “Ocean Decade Research Programme on the Maritime Acoustic Environment”
Kyle Becker, Co-Chair, Interagency Working Group on Ocean Sound and Marine Life,
    United States

Comparing the ocean 150 years ago and today: “Challenger 150 – A Decade to Study Deep-Sea Life”
Kerry Howell, Professor of Deep-Sea Ecology, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Knowledge for a clean ocean:
“Sustainability of Marine Ecosystems through global knowledge networks”

Jörn Schmidt, Chair of the Science Committee,
     International Council for the Exploration of the Seas, Denmark

Monitoring and conserving the deep ocean: “Deep Ocean Observing Strategy”
Laura Cimoli, Postdoctoral Researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
     University of California, San Diego, USA

Q&A with audience
 

8:00 pm CET

LOOKING FORWARD

Wrap-up and next steps

Cleaner oceans from near shore to mid-ocean, sea floor to sea surface, and Antarctica to the North Pole
Angelika Brandt
, Head of Department Marine Zoology, Senckenberg Society for Nature Research, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany