August 22nd 2019

Workshop is open to researchers, policy makers, NGOs, etc. Interpretation provided (Korean/English).
 >Workshop notice(pdf)

■ Date & Venue: August 28, 2019 (Wed), Yeoido Kensington Hotel, Seoul
■ Program:

Session 1. Updates on MPA designation in Korea and Japan
Chair: Dr. Jongseong Ryu, Anyang University

09:00-09:20 Introduction by session chair and group photos
09:20-09:30 Welcome remarks (A member of Korea’s NA)
09:30-09:55 30x30 a Blueprint for ocean protection / Mr. Richard Page
09:55-10:20 Japanese MPAs: Update on progress toward 2020 targets to establish MPAs / Mr. Randy Helten
10:20-10:45 Presentation by Marine Protected Area Management Team, Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation (KOEM)

10:45-11:05 Tea break

11:05-11:30 North-East Asia Marine Protected Areas Network / Ms. Nobuko Kajiura, Sustainable Development Officer, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP)
11:30-12:30 Open discussion

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Session 2. MPA designation and research/monitoring in the Southern Ocean
Chair: Dr. Hyoung Chul Shin (KOPRI)

14:00-14:15 Introduction by session chair / Welcoming address from ASOC director
14:15-14:40 Towards a representative network of protected areas in the Southern Ocean (Cassandra Brooks and Bob Zuur)
14:40-15:05 Research and Monitoring in the Ross Sea region / Dr. Matt Pinkerton, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
15:05-15:30 Research and monitoring in the Ross Sea by the United States / Dr. Walker Smith, Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Shanghai Jiao Tong University

15:30-15:50 Tea break

15:50-16:15 Updates on an ecosystem monitoring study in the Ross Sea region / Dr. Jeong-Hoon Kim, KOPRI
16:15-16:40 CCAMLR Domain 1 MPA planning process: history and challenges for the future. / Drs. Mercedes Santos and Andrea Capurro, Instituto Antártico Argentino
16:40-17:40 Open discussion
17:40-17:50 Conclusions and wrap up of the meeting

Friends of the Earth Japan (Randal Helten, e-mail: randal[at]

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