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

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2021•06•08    16:00 - 17:30

    To commemorate World Oceans Day 2021 as well as the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, UNU-IAS Operating Unit Ishikawa, Kanazawa (OUIK) will organise a webinar to commemorate this occasion on 8 June 2021 from 16:00 – 17:30 JST. The theme for this webinar will be “The Coastal Seascapes We Want – Voices of Women Scientists in Ocean Research” and 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: 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: Evonne Yiu (Research Consultant, UNU-IAS OUIK)

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

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

    1640-1650: Citizen science in coastal seascapes conservation: Experiences of SEGO Initiative in Fujisawa, Japan: 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: Piera Biondi, Junko Toyoshima, and Alana Bonzi.

    1730: Closing


    To register for this event, please click here. Please note that this event will be held in English only, and no interpretation will be provided.