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Draft Program Schedule

Please note: All speakers speak for a maximum of 8 minutes unless otherwise indicated

8:00 AM Registration

All participants should be seated by 8:45 AM

9:00-9:50 AM Welcome and Opening Ceremony

Welcome Remarks, Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, European Environment Agency

Oceans, Coasts and Small Island Developing States at the Frontline of Climate Change, Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain, Co-chair and Head of Secretariat, Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands

The Imperative of Linking Climate and Oceans in the New Climate Regime, Dr. Fadel Muhammad, Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia

Six Coral Triangle Countries United to Address Oceans and Climate Change,Mr. Gordon Darcy Lilo, Minister of Environment, Conservation & Meteorology, Solomon Islands

Keynote Address, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco (15 minutes)

9:50-10:05 AM Coffee Break

10:05-11:45 AM  Panel 1: Impacts of Climate Change on Oceans, Coasts, and Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Ocean Warming, Sea Level Rise, Extreme Weather Events, Ocean Acidification, Coastal Erosion, Polar Changes, Impacts on Fisheries and Aquaculture, Impacts on Marine Biodiversity

Chair: Dr. Patricio Bernal, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic
Commission, UNESCO

Dr. Tony Haymet, Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Dr. Susan Avery, Director and President, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Impacts on SIDS
Professor Al Binger, Caribbean Climate Change Centre (invited)

Impacts on Tropical Environments
Dr. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Director, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland
Dr. Indroyono Soesilo, Secretary, Coordinating Ministry for Peoplesí Welfare, Indonesia

Polar Changes and Impacts on the World
Dr. Martin Sommerkorn, Senior Climate Change Advisor, Arctic Program, WWF
Ms. Sheila Watt-Cloutier, former Chair, Inuit Circumpolar Council (invited)

Impacts on Fisheries and Aquaculture
Dr. Cassandra de Young, Fisheries Policy, FAO
Dr. Edward Allison, Policy Director, WorldFish Center

Impacts on Marine Biodiversity
Mr. Christophe Lefebvre, French Marine Protected Areas Agency
Dr. Gary Borisy, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory


*Please note, not all speakers have been confirmed.

11:45-12:30 PM Panel 2: Ocean Acidification: The Other CO2 Problem

Chair: Dr. Carol Turley, Senior Scientist, POGO, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and InterAcademy Panel on International Issues

Dr. Victoria Fabry, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Ms. Meg Caldwell and Dr. Rob Dunbar, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University
Dr. Scott Doney, WHOI
Mr. Tariq Banuri, Division for Sustainable Development, UNDESA
Dr. Michael Hirshfield and Ms. Jacqueline Savitz, Oceana


12:30-1:45 PM Posters and Exhibits (Lunch on Your Own)

Korea Exhibit, Yeosu World Expo Oceans 2012

The Importance of the Sea Orbiter project as a Key Tool for Ocean/Atmosphere Monitoring, Jacques Rougerie, France

The Relationship Between Societies and the Environment: Native Land, Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art (art exhibition in Kunsthall Charlottenborg, next door to EEA)

UNEP Exhibit, Blue Carbon

Poster, Plymouth Marine Laboratory - Partnership for the Observation of the Global Oceans

Poster, Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

1:45-2:45 PM Panel 3. Ocean-Based Mitigation Responses to Climate Change

Chair: Dr. Alan Simcock, Former Co-Chair, UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

Dr. Ralph Rayner, Vice President, IMarEST
Director, DONG Energy (largest offshore wind farm, Denmark)
IMO on air pollution from ships
Dr. David Johnson, Executive Secretary, OSPAR
Representative from Maersk

2:45-4:00 PM Panel 4. Adaptation Responses to Climate Change

Chair:Dr. Veerle Vandeweerd, Director, Energy and Environment Group, UNDP

Global Perspectives
Dr. Lynne Hale, Director, Global Marine Initiative, The Nature Conservancy
Dr. Rolph Payet, Special Advisor to the President, Seychelles, Chair and CEO, Sea Level Rise Foundation, IPCC Lead Author, Fourth Assessment Report Working Group 2
Dr. Jacqueline Alder, UNEP
Mr. Chris Severin, GEF
Regional, National, and Local Perspectives
Dr. Nguyen Chu Hoi, Deputy Administrator, Vietnam Administration for Seas and Islands
Mr. Fernando E. Ortega Bernes, Governor, State of Campeche, Mexico
Mr. Michael Chrisman, Secretary for Natural Resources, California, US
Dr. Ram Boojh, National Professional Officer, Ecological and Earth Sciences, UNESCO, India

4:00-4:15 PM Coffee Break

4:15-5:15 PM Panel 5. Mobilizing Governments and the Public and Private Sectors for Action


National and Regional Initiatives
Keynote Address, Mr. Johnson Toribiong, President of Palau (invited) (15 minutes)

The Coral Triangle Initiative
Dr. Fadel Muhammad, Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia
Mr. Gordon Darcy Lilo, Minister of Environment, Conservation & Meteorology, Solomon Islands

Mobilizing the Public and Private Sectors for Action
Ms. Julie Packard, Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Mr. Philippe Vallette, General Manager, NAUSICAA and Co-President, World Ocean Network
Mr. Morten Lorenzen, CEO, Royal Danish Yacht Club

5:15-6:30 PM Panel 6. Moving Forward on Oceans and Climate in a Post-Copenhagen Regime

Chair: Ambassador Ronald Jumeau, Seychelles Ambassador to the UN

Robert Calcagno, Head, Oceanographic Museum, Monaco
Mr. William Eichbaum, Vice-President, WWF-US
Mr. Tiago Pitta e Cunha, Cabinet of Commissioner Joe Borg, DG MARE, European Commission
Dr. Jung-Keuk Kang, President, Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI)

7:00-10:00 PM Perspectives from World Leaders and Reception

Dr. Gellwynn Jusuf, Chair, Agency for Marine and Fisheries Research, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia
Prof. Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, European Environment Agency
Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain, Co-chair and Head of Secretariat, Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands

H.E. Mr. James Michel, President, Seychelles (invited)
Ambassador Dessima Williams, Permanent Representative of Grenada to the United Nations, and Chair, Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
Ambassador Berengere Quincy, Ambassador of France to Denmark
Mr. Karl Falkenberg, Director General, DG Environment, European Commission
Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Under Secretary of Commerce and Administrator of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), US
Mrs. Rejoice Mabudafhasi, Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
Dr. Ibrahim Thiaw, Director, Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Mr. George Pulicino, Minister for Resources and Rural Affairs, Malta
Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor, State of California, US
Ms. Julie Packard, Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Dr. Katherine Richardson, University of Aarhus, Denmark, Chairman, Scientific Steering Committee, Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions
Youth Leader/representative

Exhibit: Center for Ocean Solutions

Launching of Oceans/Climate Website: World Ocean Observatory and Global Oceans Forum

Refreshments and Reception for Oceans Day funded by:
Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, UK
European Environment Agency
Center for Ocean Solutions
Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands