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[RESCHEDULED] Who Governs the Sea? Ways Toward Future Forms of Governance

Friday, April 4, 2014   19:30 - 21:00

Speaker:
  • Yves Henocque (IFREMER (Institute for the Sustainable Development of the Sea) Maritime Strategy Senior Advisor, JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology) Guest Researcher and OPRF (Ocean Policy Research Foundation) Visiting Fellow)

[This is the rescheduled event which was cancelled on Feb. 14, 2014 due to weather condition.]

Humankind is dependent on the seas, their ecosystem and their biological diversity –for food, energy generation, medical products, tourism, climate-regulating functions and the oceans’ absorption of CO². The oceans account for 70% of the earth surface and because they are deep, for 98% of the earth living space.

For a long time humanity thought of the sea as something inexhaustible but today changes caused by humans are accumulating and conservation and sustainable use of the oceans are urgently required.

Contrary to humans on land, neither bacteria, fish, currents, or tsunami waves, respect international borders. Humankind should manage the sea in the common interest of humanity rather than divide it between owners. Realizing that the sea is a global commons (res communis) rather than unclaimed assets (res nullus) is a must for the international community thirty years after the establishment of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) which set up the regulatory framework of nations’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and defined international waters beyond the EEZs as the ‘common heritage of mankind’.

Date & Time:
Friday, April 4, 2014   19:30 - 21:00 (Doors open at 19:00)
Venue:
5F, Mita Hall
Temple University, Japan Campus
4-1-27 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Moderator:
Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
Registration:
If possible, we ask you to register by E-mail (icas@tuj.temple.edu) , but we always welcome participants even you do not register. / 参加登録はなしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。

Speaker:

Yves Henocque

IFREMER (Institute for the Sustainable Development of the Sea) Maritime Strategy Senior Advisor, JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology) Guest Researcher and OPRF (Ocean Policy Research Foundation) Visiting Fellow

First trained as a scientist (marine ecology) and then developed management and international cooperation skills (starting with in Japan and South-East Asia) through technical training and professional practice.   From the very beginning of the 1990s Yves Henocque settled in the Mediterranean to start a new coastal environmental laboratory within the premises of the French Research Institute for the Sustainable Development of the Sea (IFREMER) in Toulon. After training in the United States in 1994, he started to practice integrated coastal management (ICM) and strategic planning in the Mediterranean and other marine regions such as the Indian Ocean (1995-2000). More recently, he expanded his experience in Thailand (Department of Fisheries) as Team Leader and Co-Director of CHARM (Coastal Habitats and Resources Management), a 5-years and 16M Euros project (2002-2007) co-funded by the Thai Government and the EU. Since 2008 he has been IFREMER Maritime Strategy Senior Advisor where is contributes to definition and implementation of national maritime strategies and integrated coastal and ocean management strategy and action plans in Europe, the Indian Ocean, Caribbean, and the Asia-Pacific regions, with a particular focus on Japan where has been based since October 2013 as JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology) Guest Researcher and OPRF (Ocean Policy Research Foundation) Visiting Fellow.