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Institute for East China Sea Research

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Symposium announcement

Symposium program

Date: November 11-12, 2014
Venue: Hotel Sainthill Nagasaki
Official language: English

OBJECTIVE

The objective of the symposium is to provide an opportunity to discuss research priority areas on human impacts on the oceans, in particular of Asian and Oceanian regions. The symposium consists of four sessions; “Critical ocean issues in Asia and Oceania”, “Impacts of ocean pollution in Asia and Oceania”, “Impacts of climate change on the oceans in Asia and Oceania”, and “Impacts of human activities on fisheries in Asia and Oceania”. In the afternoon of November 12, a special talk will be given on “How science communities could help secure marine ecosystem and fisheries production in Asian and Oceanian countries” (tentative) by a special guest from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).Oceans and their services mean much to Asian and Oceanian countries where the people rely heavily upon fish and shellfish as protein source, and the cultures are tightly linked with the oceans. It is therefore very unfortunate that some of these countries suffer from serious pollution problems of the coasts, and several are predicted to be highly vulnerable to future oceanic environmental alterations, such as climate
change. Nevertheless, not much effort has been given to project potential alterations of ocean environment and ecosystem, and consequent impacts on fishery production of the regions. Adaptation measures against negative human impacts require accurate understanding of how marine environment 1ill be affected, how marine ecosystem will respond, and how fishery production could be optimized under predicted conditions. Our goal is to identify the most pressing issues on the oceanic environment, ecosystem and fisheries of the regions, to contribute to elaborating adaptation measures, and thereby to help protect livelihood of the people living in the regions.

Nagasaki University Sophistication Budget(大学高度化推進経費), JST-MOST Strategic Japanese-Chinese Cooperative Program on “Climate Change” (日本(JST)ー中国(MOST)研究交流 【気候変動】),Sustainable Aquatic Food and Environment Project in the East China Sea(文部科学省特別経費), Research Initiative for Adaptation to Future Climate Change(長崎大学重点研究課題), Graduate School of Fisheries Science and Environmental Studies(水産・環境科学総合研究科), Center for International Collaborative Research(国際連携研究戦略本部)

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Atsushi Ishimatsu, Kiyoshi Soyano, Shigenobu Takeda, and Atsushi Hagiwara
Graduate School of Fisheries Science and Environmental Studies, Nagasaki University