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Strengthening Regional Collaboration in the Pacific
February 14 - February 17
A workshop to strengthen cooperation between Pacific countries with respect the blue economy and building resilient coastal marine ecosystems through the application of cutting-edge science.
The blue economy provides a way to support sustainable development of coastal resources, generate livelihoods, mitigate the effects of climate, and protect life below water (Sustainable Development Goal 14). Coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrass and coral reefs protect coastlines (from storms and waves), store huge amounts of carbon (by sequestering and storing atmospheric CO2), provide local jobs (e.g., through fisheries, aquaculture and ecotourism) and ensure the maintenance of biodiversity and other ecosystem services.
Strengthening Regional Collaboration in the Pacific (SRCP) will create an opportunity to share cutting-edge science and technology, identify knowledge gaps, guide policy, and share best-practise approaches to promote sustainable fisheries and aquaculture to safeguard coastal ecosystem in the Pacific. The symposium will represent a benchmark meeting in regional cooperation and a platform to discuss the novel technical/engineering developments related to marine and coastal issues. Invited speakers will be experts in their respective fields with a depth of knowledge and experience which extends beyond the Pacific to provide lessons and best practise from across the globe.
- Daniel Gorman (CSIRO)
- Mark Wilson (CSIRO)
- Guillaume Mitta (IFREMER)
- Benoît Soulard (IFREMER)