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Techno-Ocean 2016 Keynote Lecture ※Registration required

  • Date: Oct 6, (Thu) 10:30~12:30
  • Venue: Kobe Int’l Conference Center 301

【Keynote Lecture 1】

Speaker Prof. Tetsuro Urabe
Affiliation Program Director, Cabinet Office, Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
Title SIP Zipangu-in-the-Ocean Project: Current Results and Future Prospect
Keyword The “Next-generation Technology for Ocean Resources Exploration” or “Zipangu-in-the-Ocean” Project (2014-2018)
Abstract The “Next-generation Technology for Ocean Resources Exploration” or “Zipangu-in-the-Ocean” Project (2014-2018) is one of the eleven SIP projects under the auspice of The Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) of Japan. The R&Ds of the project are divided into three themes: namely, 1) Scientific research on the genesis of the mineral deposits, 2) Development of ocean resource survey technologies, and, 3) Development of ecological survey and long-term monitoring technologies. We successfully conducted the project for more than two years and have been developing an exit strategy. I’ll discuss the output and outcome of the project in this talk.

【Keynote Lecture 2】

Speaker Prof. Taikan Oki
Affiliation Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Title Climate Change and World Water Resources
Keyword Climate Change, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Disaster Risk Management (DRM)
Abstract A synthesized review on water and climate is provided based on the 5th Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Integrated water resources management (IWRM) is expected to work well as an adaptation to climate change, preferably integrated with disaster risk management (DRM), proper land management, and poverty alleviation, to accomplish sustainable development.

【Keynote Lecture 3】

Speaker Dr. Svein Grandum
Affiliation Counsellor Science, Technology and Higher Education, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Tokyo.
Title Feeding an increasing population – developing a sustainable blue bioeconomy
Keyword Marine resource utilization, sustainable food production, fisheries management
Abstract Harvesting of resources from the oceans is vital in order to feed the growing world’s population. The role of fisheries and aquaculture will become more important to secure sufficient, nutrition rich and healthy food. Exploiting marine resources in larger scale requires a sound knowledge-based approach where all three dimensions of sustainability – environmental, social and economic are carefully incorporated. Eco-system based resource management is needed to ensure healthy and productive seas and oceans. Right governance of the ocean space will also provide opportunities for integrated multitrophic aquaculture and co-existence with renewable energy production such as marine biomass and offshore wind.