Project Title

APEC Workshop on Marine Science, Technology and Innovation towards Science Based Management and Sustainable Use of Oceans and Marine Resources 

Project Year

2016   

Project Number

OFWG 03 2016 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

OFWG 03 2016 

Project Title

APEC Workshop on Marine Science, Technology and Innovation towards Science Based Management and Sustainable Use of Oceans and Marine Resources 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

General Project Account 

Sub-fund

None 

Project Year

2016 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

155,000 

Co-funding Amount

Total Project Value

155,000 

Sponsoring Forum

Oceans and Fisheries Working Group (OFWG) 

Topics

Fisheries; Marine Conservation; Oceans 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Japan 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Chile; Indonesia; Malaysia; Mexico; Peru; Thailand; Viet Nam 

Expected Start Date

01/06/2017 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2017 

Project Proponent Name 1

Kunihiko Kawazu (new PO wef 14 Sep 2017) 

Job Title 1

Cabinet Counsellor 

Organization 1

The Secretariat of the Headquarters for Ocean Policy, Cabinet Secretariat, The Government of Japan 

Postal Address 1

16th Fl. 3-7-1 Kasumigaseki Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan 

Telephone 1

81-3 62571763 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

kunihiko.kawazu.v81@cas.go.jp 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Kunihiko Kawazu 

Project Summary

This project aims to share good practices and knowledge of combination of the latest scientific marine research and observation and science-based marine policy-making among decision makers and researchers through 1 day international workshop and half a day site visit in Japan in 2017. 

This project also encourages promotion of networking and building capacities of stakeholders tackling various marine challenges in APEC region. 

Oceans have faced many challenges and the importance of the health of oceans is widely acknowledged in SDG 14 and other international fora. However, many parts of oceans are not sufficiently observed. This project will provide opportunity with APEC economies to promote making and implementing of science-based ocean policy to achieve sustainable use of oceans.

Relevance

The oceans are changing rapidly, with over use and destruction of marine habits, climate change and more. The health of oceans has rightly been recognized as a crucial development issue and was included as the United Nations Sustainable Developments Goal 14 (SDG 14). Despite this progress, many parts of the oceans are not sufficiently observed. Acknowledging the above, it is crucial to develop far more scientific knowledge necessary to assess the ongoing changes and their global impact. It is also important to develop appropriate policies to ensure the sustainable use of oceans while conserving the marine environment. To tackle this issue, coordinated international observational effort is necessary. 

The Importance of marine science and technology and science based ocean management to achieve sustainable ocean use are widely acknowledged in various ocean related international fora including Xiamen declaration at the Fourth APEC Ocean Ministerial Meeting in 2014, SDG14, G7 Summit Meeting 2016 and other relevant international meetings etc. 

This project aims to share good practices and knowledge of combination of the latest marine scientific research and observation and marine policy-making in APEC region. 

Furthermore, the concept of this project was also led by the outcome of Japan’s first APEC project in OFWG ‘Workshop on the Climate Change Impact on Oceans and Fisheries Resources’ (OFWG 02 2014) that stressed the importance of coordinated science-based ocean management and sharing scientific knowledge and good practices and success stories of the adaptation with innovative approaches’.

This project contributes to Rank 1(Ocean related issues for economic growth), Rank 2 (Sustainable growth, Secure growth, Innovative growth) and Rank 3(Xiamen Declaration).

Objectives

Key objectives are:

1) To share good practices and experiences of ocean policy-making for sustainable marine use based on the latest marine science and technology;

2) To promote networking among policy makers and researchers and relevant stakeholders;

3) To build capacities of people working on various marine issues; and

4) To develop recommendations to OFWG and reflect them in outcomes of various APEC and non-APEC ocean related meetings. 

As of now, the workshop consists of general theme and 2 sub-themes. Each sub-theme will be discussed under the general theme. The content of workshop will be elaborated after submission of this proposal.

General Theme: ‘Marine Science, Technology and Innovation towards Science Based Management and Sustainable Use of Oceans and Marine Resources’
(Possible agenda: to introduce importance and good practices of science based ocean management and policy-making, to introduce promotion of marine scientific research with the latest marine technology, Etc) 

- Sub-theme 1 Food security
(Possible agenda: to introduce the latest technology and experiences on food security and sustainable use of biological resources including fishery and aquaculture, Etc)     

- Sub-theme 2 Harmonization of Marine Environment and Human Activities, and Enhancement of Resilience of Ocean Related Risks
(Possible agenda: to introduce the latest marine science and technology on Sustainable coastal management, Marine Debris, Impact of climate change, Etc, and to introduce the latest marine science and technology on ocean related to ocean related disaster management and enhancement of resilience, Etc)

Alignment

This project will contribute to all 4 priority areas adopted by Xiamen declaration of the APEC Ocean-Related Minister Meeting in 2014 as follows:

1) Coastal and marine ecosystem conservation and disaster resilience;
2) The role of the ocean on food security and food-related trade;
3) Marine Science, Technology and Innovation; and
4) Blue Economy

This project directly supports (3) Marine Science, Technology and Innovation, in particular.

In addition, data and discoveries by marine scientific research and technology can give sound basis to all policy making by the stakeholders tackling challenges of all 4 priority areas.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: The main part of the project will be implemented through 1 day international workshop and half a day site visit Tokyo or its suburb in Japan in June 2017 (detailed date will be confirmed later).  The project will focus on the following objectives through the workshop: 

1) To share good practices and experiences of ocean policy-making for sustainable marine use based on the latest marine science and technology

2) To promote networking among policy makers and researchers and relevant stakeholders

3) To build capacities of people working on various marine issues

4) To develop recommendations to OFWG and reflect them in outcomes of various APEC and non-APEC ocean related meetings 

Workshop presentations and outcomes are planned to be compiled into a report, allowing lessons learnt to be disseminated not only within APEC economies but also for the relevant international communities through various international occasions. 

The direct beneficiaries of the project are ocean-dependent communities in APEC economies, especially of their citizens, most specifically those who rely on oceans activities and products for their livelihoods, including women in the communities. 

Outcomes: Attended economies are expected to gain ideas of importance of evidence-based ocean policy making and necessity of further promotion of marine scientific research both domestically and internationally that provide indispensable and fundamental parts of all marine policies that should aim to achieve sustainable use and preservation of oceans more effectively and globally. Practical knowledge including capacity building and networking among experts gained by participants (policy makers and researchers, etc.) in the project will provide opportunities and clues with attended economies to review efficiency of their marine scientific researches and necessity of international cooperation over it.  As a result, evidence-based policy making based on reviewed marine scientific researches will be promoted both domestically and internationally and it will bring about political and actual benefits to both local and international society. 

Beneficiaries: The main beneficiaries are all the marine related stakeholders including government officials (Ocean related ministries like fisheries, environment, natural resources, etc.), researchers (marine science institutes, fisheries research institutes, etc.) and marine field academics. Possibly it might include private enterprises, civil societies and others whose activities are linked to the ocean related issues. Expected level of experience or expertise of participants are from intermediate level to professional level of experiences over policy making or marine researches. Beneficiaries will acquire comprehensive practical knowledge and information about combination of updated marine science and technology and policy making and its administration. Promoted implementation of evidence-based deliberation of ocean policies or measures through the latest marine technology will be beneficial to all users of oceans. 

Participants from all APEC economies are expected. The expected number of participant area more than 50 persons.

Dissemination

The project will produce presentation papers, booklets for the effective distribution through APEC economies and the relevant APEC fora, including the dissemination in both electronic format in the APEC website and physical format.

These outcome documents will be also sent to other international and regional organizations and research institution etc.

The project will also create a platform for exchanging and sharing information with key beneficiaries, stakeholders, decision makers and policy makers, researchers and representative of relevant organizations.

The project will demonstrate the efficiency and effectiveness of evidence-based deliberation that is promoted by use of updated marine technology and science and also elaborate practical recommendations to meet sustainable use of oceans and fisheries resources.

Gender

Women in the oceans communities will be actively involved throughout the planning, implementation, and delivery phases. There is an intention to identify and engage female experts to present during the workshop, in the adaptations efforts to the impact of the climate change on the oceans.  Each APEC economy is also encouraged to put forward qualified female participants in the workshop. Half of participants could be women.

Work Plan

Regarding post-workshop feedback process, Japan’s PO will report outcomes of the project and also receive feedbacks and reviews from members of OFWG though OFWG meetings.  We will take the feedbacks and comments given to us as valuable tips to develop Japan’s future APEC project in OFWG. 

·     Related outputs for that particular step (e.g. contract, agenda, participant list, workshop, report): 

Date

Task

November 2016 to May 2017

The project initially develops the program of the workshop, including arrangement of the concrete direction of the theme and agenda setting, as well as the coordination of the logistic preparation such as the meeting venue. Then, the coordination between each agenda and lecturer follows the theme setting. Dissemination image is also built through consultations with some key lecturers.

The participants from eligible APEC economies are selected by each economy.

In OFWG 2017(TBC)

Raising awareness and interest of the project among OFWG members

By May 2017

Finalization of invited attendees and speakers

In June 2017

The project conducts one day workshop and a half day site visit

To December 2017

Publishing outcomes
PO submits completion report

Risks

Schedule conflicts, lecturers’ unavailability: Account will be taken of the meeting dates of relevant international fora, such as UN related meetings and RMFOs, in order to avoid schedule conflicts.  Project oversees also liaises with 2017 Host Economy, Viet Nam and APEC secretariat and key lecturers to avoid schedule conflict of the workshop as possible. The schedule and contents of the workshop will be freely accessible for all APEC economies as well as relevant international communities. 

Lack of participants’ interests: Co-sponsors will be consulted on agenda and speakers to ensure relevance.  Information about the workshop will be provided at the OFWG and circulated to all relevant APEC fora.  The schedule and contents of the workshop will be widely distributed to all APEC economies.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The project will be monitored and evaluated through extensive reviews and improvements of the relevant theme setting, appropriate agenda and lecture coordination, effective and constructive consultations with lecturers, reflection on the prior consultations with participants to gather their desires, initial feedback using a questionnaire distributed through the project. 

Post-workshop feedback process will be also conducted, in order to accumulate the further opinions with regard to the outcomes of the workshop. PO conducts reviews and final project report including monitoring based through the suggestions.

Linkages

Engagement: This project can have a close collaboration with PPFS and PPSTI and other related APEC sub-fora. For instance, to accept participation from related APEC sub-fora on its own financial basis or to report feedback of the project at the meeting of related sub-fora.  Also non-APEC stakeholders from private sectors, relevant academic institutions and IGOs will be possibly involved in the implementation of workshop. 

Previous work: Importance of the issue of promotion of evidence-based deliberation through use of innovative marine science and technology is widely accepted by the various international fora and administrative frameworks. But there was less opportunity and networking and information for policy makers to be updated about practical knowledge and approaches on evidence-based deliberation.  As long as we referred to the history of OFWG APEC project before, this project will be the first OFWG APEC project that mainly focuses on coherent political combination of marine science and technology and policy making and the implementation. 

APEC’s comparative advantage: As APEC economies account for 70 percent of global consumption of fish products and 90 percent of global aquaculture production, the APEC is the best international body to address the economic and social impacts related to the oceans and the benefit from oceans, with a sense of ownership. This requires widely acceptable and flexible approach enabled by APEC non-binding principles and consensus-based procedure.

Sustainability

The workshop presentations and documents will be complied, enabling workshop participants to disseminate the outcome materials more broadly within their economies. The workshop outcomes materials will be also available via the APEC meeting document portal, and will thus remain accessible to not only participants but also everyone in the future. 

We’d plan to create and adopt outcome or recommendation in the workshop possibly and to reflect it on OFWG future work plan or other related documents. Regarding follow up activities, we also plan to provide the essence of the workshop with other ocean related international fora and meetings and to urge to foster international trend of globally coordinated marine research as one of the key idea of the workshop. 

We also expect our project provides opportunities with all economies to promote marine research and observation and possibly urge or support them to promote their ideas like forming new project both domestically and internationally. 

The project will also create a platform for exchanging and sharing practical information of know-how of evidence-based deliberation and any innovative measures with key beneficiaries, stakeholders, decision makers and policy makers. It helps the enhancement of the networks building and capacity of policy making and implementation throughout the beneficiaries and stakeholders.

Project Overseers

The project will be overseen by Mr. Toshihiko Horiuchi. Mr. Horiuchi is a Cabinet Counsellor, The Secretariat of Headquarters for Ocean Policy in Japanese Government that is initially in charge of implementation and coordination of comprehensive ocean policy of Japanese government. He joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in 1990, and has tackled many international issues including ocean policy in his professional career in MOFA.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Not Applicable.

Waivers

Justification of site visit: 

Regarding main theme 'marine science and technology', it is vital for participants to have occasion not only to exchange views and information but also to touch and experience the latest marine technologies and science on the site in order to make the experience of the work shop consistent and comprehensive and to enhance effectiveness of capacity building. 

A large part of participants in the workshop are expected not marine scientist but policy makers and administrative staffs and they will be able to enhance their practical knowledge through their physical experiences in site visit. Networking among participants and experts or marine scientists will also be improved through site visit. 

To make effectiveness of the project more consistent, we plan site visit at Japan Agency of Marine Earth Science & Technology that is the most suitable site to obtain practical knowledge about the latest marine research method and the importance and National institute of Fisheries Science of Japan to gain practical knowledge about marine food security and sustainable use of biological resources based on the latest technologies. 

With respect to logistic and budget aspect, we’d request budget to charter a bus and also to hire an English interpreter for site visit for a day. It will cost $2,000 per day and $2,785 as we indicated in the budget table. Instead of the fees, we plan to use venue of the workshop at the office of Japan Agency of Marine Earth Science & Technology in order to save hosting cost or to use the venue without charge.  We’d surely plan most effective and efficient venue and program to maximize benefits of the project under the least budget as possible.

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