Program Core Event: 9 March 2022

PROGRAM CORE EVENT

9 March, 4:00 – 8:00 pm CET

MODERATOR

Monika Jones, International TV and Conference Host, Germany

4:00 pm CET

OPENING

Oda Keppler, Deputy Director-General „Sustainability, Provision for the Future“ of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, France
Tim Jennerjahn, Workgroup Leader, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany
Karen Wiltshire, Vice Director Alfred Wegener Institute and Director Biological Station, Helgoland, Germany

OCEAN HEALTH AROUND THE WORLD – COMMON THEMES AND REGIONAL DIFFERENCES

4:15 pm CET

Impulse Lectures by scientific experts

In this segment scientific experts depict their vision of a healthy and resilient ocean. To understand how we can improve the ocean’s health we first need to understand the needs required by different regions.

Anya Waite, CEO & Scientific Director, Ocean Frontier Institute, Canada
Jamaluddin Jompa, Dean, Graduate School of Universitas Hasanuddin, Indonesia
Aisa O. Manlosa, Postdoctoral Researcher, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany
Subrata Sarker, Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

4:40 pm CET

Panel Discussion

The challenges researchers are facing worldwide regarding the ocean’s health are manifold and complex. Nonetheless, often a biome’s condition is dependent on one another. Possible overlaps are starting points for future collaboration.

Co-moderation

Tim Jennerjahn, Workgroup Leader, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany
Karen Wiltshire, Vice Director Alfred Wegener Institute and Director Biological Station, Helgoland, Germany

Panelists

Sophie Seeyave, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean, United Kingdom
Nelson Lagos, Director, Centro de Investigación e Innovación para el Cambio Climático, Universidad Santo Tomás, Chile
Jacqueline Uku, President, Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association, Kenya
Anya Waite, CEO & Scientific Director, Ocean Frontier Institute, Canada
Jamaluddin Jompa, Dean, Graduate School of Universitas Hasanuddin, Indonesia
Aisa O. Manlosa, Postdoctoral Researcher, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany
Subrata Sarker, Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

5:00 pm CET

Q&A with audience/online participants

5:20 pm CET

BREAK

WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF A HEALTHY OCEAN?

5:30 pm CET

Impulse Lectures by the young generation and stakeholders

One aim of the Ocean Decade is to vocalize public opinions, engage with the younger generation and demonstrate that the Ocean Decade is an egalitarian process. A great many people are subject to the ocean’s well-being. Therefore, it is important to hear every voice in this matter and provide help where necessary. This segment sets the stage for the public – especially the younger generation – to vocalize their vision of a healthy ocean.

Annelie Chankiewitz & Sophie Wolff, Pupils, Secondary School "Kippenberg-Gymnasium", Bremen, Germany
Anna Mandel, Visual and Performing Artist & CEO, DEEPWAVE e.V., Germany
Britta Knefelkamp, Head of Department “Marine Nature Conservation”, German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany
Kristin Burmeister (ECOP), Postdoctoral Researcher in Physical Oceanography, Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS), United Kingdom
Alicia Mateos-Cárdenas (ECOP), Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Cork, Ireland

5:55 pm CET

Panel Discussion

The Ocean Decade Laboratories form communities and overcome interdisciplinary as well as intercultural differences. The common goal: A vigor ocean for all people and future generations to come. A subsequent discussion explores how we as a society and as individuals can achieve this objective.

Co-moderation

Tim Jennerjahn, Workgroup Leader, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany
Karen Wiltshire, Vice Director Alfred Wegener Institute and Director Biological Station, Helgoland, Germany

Panelists

Annelie Chankiewitz & Sophie Wolff, Pupils, Secondary School "Kippenberg-Gymnasium", Bremen, Germany
Anna Mandel, Visual and Performing Artist & CEO, DEEPWAVE e.V., Germany
Britta Knefelkamp, Head of Department “Marine Nature Conservation”, German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany
Kristin Burmeister, Postdoctoral Researcher in Physical Oceanography, Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS), United Kingdom
Alicia Mateos-Cárdenas, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Cork, Ireland

6:15 pm CET

Q&A with audience/online participants

6:35 pm CET

BREAK

WHAT CAN WE DO TO ACHIEVE A HEALTHY AND RESILIENT OCEAN? INITIATIVES FROM AROUND THE WORLD – WHAT IS BEING DONE ALREADY?

6:45 pm CET

Impulse Lectures by international initiatives

Many initiatives and groups around the world are already fostering coastal and oceanic regions. What can we learn from their endeavors? And how can we help them?

Speakers

Kenneth Paul, Member of the Wolastoqey Nation, Canada
Lilian Krug, Scientific Coordinator, Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) & NF-POGO Alumni Network for the Ocean, Portugal

Endorsed Program, “Blue Climate Initiative – Solutions for People, Ocean, Planet (sponsored by Tetiaroa Society)”
Jeanne Everett, Director Programs and Operations, Blue Climate Initiative - Tetiaroa Society, USA

Endorsed Program, “COVID-19 Bio-Logging Initiative, International Bio-Logging Society”
Karen Evans, Principal Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

7:05 pm CET

Panel Discussion

A healthy and resilient ocean is a difficult task to achieve – but not impossible. If we work together, tomorrow’s ocean will be a thriving and salubrious. The final panel discussion invites the speakers to prospect common themes and approach future cooperation.

Co-moderation

Tim Jennerjahn, Workgroup Leader, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany
Karen Wiltshire, Vice Director Alfred Wegener Institute and Director Biological Station, Helgoland, Germany

Panelists

Kenneth Paul, Member of the Wolastoqey Nation, Canada
Lilian Krug, Scientific Coordinator, Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) & NF-POGO Alumni Network for the Ocean, Portugal
Jeanne Everett, Director Programs and Operations, Blue Climate Initiative - Tetiaroa Society, USA
Karen Evans, Principal Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

7:30 pm CET

Q&A with audience/online participants

7:50 pm CET

OUTLOOK AND EXPECTATIONS

Summary/Closing and next steps

Tim Jennerjahn, Workgroup Leader, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany
Karen Wiltshire, Vice Director Alfred Wegener Institute and Director Biological Station, Helgoland, Germany

8:00 pm CET

EMPOWERING TO ACT: INTERACTIVE NETWORKING TABLES

- Networking Table 1
“What is a healthy and resilient ocean? What will you contribute to a healthy ocean?”
Claudia Schultz
, Research Associate at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Project Management Jülich, Bonn, Germany
Renate Duckat, Science Journalist at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Project Management Jülich, Bonn, Germany

- Networking Table 2
“Is plastic in the Ocean really the issue? What else is the issue?”

Angelika Dummermuth, Science Manager, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany

- Networking Table 3
“What is your vision on a healthy ocean?”
Aisa Manlosa, Postdoctoral Researcher, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany