17 Oct

The Ocean Brings Us Together


17 October 2019 13:30 - 19:00


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About the event

In connection with the inauguration of the "JSPS Alumni Club in Norway (ACN)", an academic seminar about collaborative marine research will be organized in the Research Council of Norway.

The seminar is jointly organized by JSPS Alumni Club Norway ACN, Research Council of Norway, Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku) and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Stockholm Office.

It is an excellent opportunity for people working to enhance academic collaboration between Norway and Japan to get together and to enhance a productive partnership.


13:30-13:50 Opening remarks

Dr. Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director of JSPS Stockholm Office
Dr. Kristin Danielsen, Executive Director, RCN

13:50- 14:10 “An Ocean of Possibilities for Achieving the SDGs by 2030 – The High-level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy”

Mr. Vidar Helgesen, Special Envoy for the Ocean, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

14:10-15:00 Ocean lecture 1: “Recent progress on Japan’s Arctic Ocean Research”

Dr. Takashi Kikuchi, Director-General, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

15:00-15:15 Coffee break

15:15-15:45 Ocean lecture 2: “How to use the UN Decade of Ocean Science 2021-2030 to provide science for ocean action”

Prof. Peter M Haugan, Program Director, Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR)

15:45-16:15 Ocean lecture 3: “The climate of an ice free Arctic Ocean”

Prof. Kerim Hestnes Nisancioglu, University of Bergen

16:15-16:45 Ocean lecture 4: “Towards a unifying pan-Arctic perspective: A conceptual modelling toolkit”

Prof. Paul Wassmann, The Arctic University of Norway UiT

16:45-17:00 Q&As

17:00 Closing remarks

Mr. Noriyoshi Masuko, Senior Managing Director, JSPS Tokyo

17:05-19.00 Reception


Julie Christiansen