The Coastal Seascapes We Want! – Voices of Women Scientists in Ocean Research

Tokyo, Japan

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UNU-IAS OUIK will organise a webinar to commemorate World Oceans Day 2021 as well as the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development on 8 June 2021 from 16:00 – 17:30 JST. The theme of the webinar will be “The Coastal Seascapes We Want! – Voices of Women Scientists in Ocean Research”. The webinar will bring together women scientists and ocean activists of different nationalities who base their research in Japan. They will share their passion for the ocean and experiences working on ocean-related research, particularly conserving coastal seascapes, their biodiversity, and related livelihoods.  The webinar also intends to call for diverse expertise and a holistic understanding of the ocean, including greater emphasis on social sciences and focus on coastal seascapes, to address the UN Ocean Decade of Ocean Science’s call for “The Science We Need For The Ocean We Want”.


1600-1605: Opening and Introduction
Facilitator: Ms. Mikiko Nagai, Liaison Coordinator (UNU-IAS OUIK)

1605-1620: Introduction of the UN Ocean Decade of Science; Conserving coastal seascapes and livelihoods through the Noto Satoumi Movement in Ishikawa, Japan
Dr. Evonne Yiu, Research Consultant (UNU-IAS OUIK)

1620-1630: Reef restoration and coastal construction in Okinawa, Japan
Dr. Piera Biondi

1630-1640: Case Studies on the Effectiveness of Japan’s Satoumi-type Integrated Coastal Management for Biodiversity Conservation
Dr. Junko Toyoshima, Researcher, Ocean Policy Research Institute

1640-1650: Citizen science in coastal seascapes conservation: Experiences of SEGO Initiative in Fujisawa, Japan
Ms. Alana Bonzi, Co-founder and Director, SEGO Initiative and Adjunct Lecturer, Keio University

1650-1730: Panel Discussion and Q&A
“Role of Women in Ocean Sciences and Conserving Coastal Seascapes”
Moderator: Evonne Yiu
Panelists: Dr. Biondi, Dr Toyoshima, Ms Bonzi

1730: Closing

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This event will be held in English only, and no interpretation will be provided.

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Tokyo, Japan

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