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22 October

09.00
to 16.00

Ocean management: opportunities, challenges and experiences

Norad

Invitation-only

Program (PDF)

Concept note (PDF)

Clarion Hotel The HubContact: Norad

17.00
to 18.00

Aperitivo Hour with Dr Rashid Sumaila on overfishing, ocean health and climate action

Our Fish 

Concept note (PDF)

Amerikalinjen, Pier42 barContact: Rebecca Hubbard

17.30
to 19.00

NGO Reception

Astrup Fearnley

23 October

07.30
to 08.30

Confronting the Coral Reef Crisis: Mobilizing Resources for 2020 and Beyond

Please join us for a breakfast on the sidelines of the Our Ocean Conference in Oslo, Norway on Wednesday, October 23 at 7:30 a.m. at the Scandic Oslo City Hotel, next door to the conference venue.  

We request that you reply Claire Rumsey (claire.rumsey@icriforum.org)

Concept note

Scandic Oslo City HotelContact: Claire Rumsey

07.30
to 08.30

Catalysing and tracking actions for a sustainable ocean: From Oslo to Palau and beyond through science – policy interface and stakeholder partnership (6)

Government of Palau, the Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Institute of Marine Research

Concept note (PDF)

Clarion Hotel The Hub, Pitch Stage, 1st floorContact: Masanori Kobayashi

07.30
to 08.30

A Cleaner Arctic Marine Environment – Battling Marine Debris in the Arctic (17)

The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment and the Arctic Council Secretariat.

Concept note (PDF)

Clarion Hotel The Hub, Frognerparken, Ground floorContact: Kristina Bär

08.00
to 09.00

Bluegreen bonds – the finance sector as a catalyst for sustainable fisheries

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Sparebanken 1 SMN

Concept note (PDF)

Scandic Oslo CityContact: Ellen Bruno

16.30
to 17.30

Greening the Blue Road: Promoting Marine Environment Governance in the Belt and Road Initiative

Mr. Vidar Helgesen, BRIGC Co-Chair, Norway’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, Former Minister of Ministry of Climate and Environment, the Kingdom of Norway

Concept note (PDF)

Radisson Blu Plaza HotelContact: Liu Kan, Zhu Limeng

17.00
to 19.00

Bloomberg Reception

Bloomberg Philanthropies, REV Ocean

Private Sector Action Reception

Opened by HE Erna Solberg Prime Minister Norway

Invitation only

Clarion Hotel The HubContact: Pauline Vaskou

17.30
to 18.30

Small-scale fisheries and aquaculture: the human faces of an inclusive and sustainable Blue Economy (3)

Rare, Directorate General for Maritime Policy of Portugal, Carnegie Endowment, Monterey Bay Aquarium, European Commission, FAO, ACP

Concept note (PDF)

Clarion Hotel The Hub, Central Park A, Ground floorContact: Anna-Marie Laura

17.30
to 18.30

The role of research and capacity-building in the United Nations BBNJ negotiations

University of Bergen, Norway Permanent Mission of Palau to the United Nations Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)

Concept note (PDF)

 

 

Scandic Oslo CityContact: Prof. Edvard Hviding

17.30
to 18.30

Ocean health and fragile marine ecosystems – minerals in the green transition

Naturvernforbundet/ Friends of the Earth Norway

Concept note (PDF) 

Open for everyone. Please register here.

Scandic Oslo CityContact: Ingvild Fonn Asmervik

17.30
to 18.30

Climate Change & the Ocean: Charting a Resilient Path Forward (1)

Government of Chile, Environmental Defense Fund, Walton Family Foundation, Nippon Foundation, FAO.

Registration closed

Concept note (PDF)

Clarion Hotel The Hub, Central Park B, Ground floor

17.30
to 18.30

Science, Policy and Finance to solve Ocean Plastic (2)

Circulate Capital, Ocean Conservancy, National Geographic Society

Concept note (PDF)

Clarion Hotel The Hub, Frognerparken, Ground floorContact: April Crow

17.30
to 18.30

Valuing Fish- Addressing Crime along the Fisheries Value Chain (4)

UNODC, FAO, GFCM, The Republic of Indonesia

Concept note (PDF)

Clarion Hotel The Hub, Pitch Stage, 1st floorContact: Lejda Toci

17.30
to 18.30

Ending Harmful Fisheries Subsidies by 2020: Exploring the Impacts of Fisheries Subsidies and Potential Reform (5)

Pew, IISD, HLP

Concept note (PDF)

Clarion Hotel The Hub, Restaurant Chambre Séparée, 1st floorContact: Isabel Jarrett

18.00
to 19.00

1036 ways to save the ocean

Katapult Ocean, Nor-Shipping and ABB

Sign up

Open for everyone

The public ocean exhibition at Jernbanetorget Contact: Rikke Jørgensen

24 October

07.30
to 08.30

The Need for Transparency in Global Fisheries Governance (12)

Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, The Nature Conservancy, Pew Charitable Trusts, WWF, Global Fishing Watch, Trygg Mat Tracking.

Concept note (PDF)

Clarion Hotel The Hub, Central Park B, Ground floorContact: Sophia Scherer

07.30
to 08.30

Mareano – A unique seabed mapping programme (16)

Mareano

Concept note (PDF)

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, conference room: HolmenkollenContact: Terje Thorsnes

07.30
to 08.30

Understanding Climate Security and Ocean Risks: New tools and research for priority action in developing coastal states and communities (7)

Stimson Center, AXA XL, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Concept note (PDF)

Clarion Hotel The Hub, Frognerparken, Ground floorContact: Sally Yozell

07.30
to 08.30

Other Effectiv (Area-Based) Conservation Measures (OECMs) in the marine fishery sector (8)

IUCN (Commission on Ecosystem Management, Fisheries Expert Group) FAO, CBD

Concept note (PDF)

Clarion Hotel The Hub, Pitch Stage, 1st floorContact: Panelist: Despina Symons Pirovolidou

07.30
to 08.30

Ellen Macarthur Foundation’s New Plastic Economy Global Commitment; What’s Next (9)

Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment Programme, incl. major industry players and governments.

Concept note (PDF)

Clarion Hotel The Hub, Central Park A, Ground floorContact: Eline Boon

16.00
to 17.30

Sargassum Weed – Challenges and Opportunities

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Concept note (PDF)

Thon Hotel opera – Room Rigoletto

16.30
to 18.00

From Designation to Implementation: Effective Management of Newly Created MPAs (10)

Wildlife Conservation Society, Blue Action Fund, Waitt Institute

Concept note (PDF)

Clarion Hotel The Hub, Central Park A, Ground floorContact: Jason Patlis

16.30
to 18.30

Addressing the ghosts in our oceans – solutions to tackling lost and abandoned fishing gear at scale including circular economy business opportunities (11)

Global Ghost Gear Initiative, NTNU

Concept note (PDF)

Clarion Hotel The Hub, Pitch Stage, 1st floorContact: Ingrid Giskes

16.30
to 18.00

Blue Food: Placing Aquatic Foods at the Centre of a Sustainable and Healthy Future (13)

Friends of Ocean Action

Concept note (PDF)

Clarion Hotel The Hub, Frognerparken, Ground floorContact: Sophie Wood, Maria Westin

16.30
to 18.00

Forging Transformative Partnerships towards the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) (14)

IOC-UNESCO

Concept note (PDF)

Clarion Hotel The Hub, Central Park B, Ground floorContact: Julian Barbière

16.30
to 18.00

Investment Opportunities in the Blue Economy (15)

REV Ocean, Katapult Ocean

Concept note (PDF)

Clarion Hotel The Hub, Restaurant Chambre Séparée, 1st floorContact: Petter Hiis Bergh

25 October

Please note that the program is subject to change, and will be updated continuously up to the conference.