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THE WORLD OCEAN IN GLOBALIZATION: CHALLENGES FOR MARINE REGIONS. OSLO, 21-23 AUGUST 2008


PRESENTATIONS

Day 1


OPENING AND KEY-NOTE ADDRESSES

Chair: Mr. Peter Johan Schei, Director, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway

Words of welcome
Mr. Sven Ullring, Chairman of the Board, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway

Opening address
Ms. Helga Pedersen, Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs
> Manuscript

Marine science in the past 25 years: Main findings and trends
Professor John Montgomery, Chair, Marine Science, University of Auckland; Director, Leigh Marine Laboratory, New Zealand
> Summary, pp. 7-9 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 3.5 Mb)

Economic uses of the oceans: Trends and issues
Professor Harry N. Scheiber, University of California, Berkeley; Co-Director of the Law of the Sea Institute, USA
> Summary, p. 11 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)

The development of the law of the sea since the adoption of UNCLOS: Achievements and challenges for the future
Professor Tullio Treves, Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; Professor of International Law, University of Milan, Italy
> Summary, pp. 13-17 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)



PANEL 1 - SUSTAINABILITY OF FISHERIES ON THE HIGH SEAS

Chair: Mr. Johán H. Williams, Director-General, Department of Marine Resources and Environment, Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, Norway

High seas fisheries today: Trends and figures
Mr. Nobuyuki Yagi, Associate Professor and Co-manager of the Ocean Alliance Program, the University of Tokyo, Japan
> Summary, pp. 21-23 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 1.3 Mb)

High seas fisheries governance: Prospects and challenges
Ms. Kristina Gjerde, IUCN High Seas Policy Advisor, Warsaw, Poland
(Presented by Dr. Harlan Cohen, Advisor, Ocean Governance and International Institutions, IUCN - USA & Caribbean Multilateral Office, Washington D.C.)
> Summary, pp. 25-29 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 4.2 Mb)

High seas fisheries management
Mr. Gerard van Bohemen, International Legal Adviser and Director, Legal Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand
> Summary, pp. 31-33 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)



Luncheon speech:

Ethics of sustainability in fisheries
Mr. Asmund Kristoffersen, Member of the Stortinget (Norwegian Parliament); Chairman of the Nordic Council's Environment and Natural Resources Committee
> Summary, pp. 37-39 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)



PANEL 2 - EURASIA AND GLOBAL MARITIME TRANSPORT

Chair: Mr. Arild Moe, Deputy Director, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway

Trends in global energy trade with a focus on the implications for the Eurasian maritime oil and gas routes
Mr. Odd Anker Hassel, Director, Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 2.2 Mb)

Key maritime issues for marine regions in Eurasia: Challenges for the maritime industry
Mr. Eelco Leemans, North Sea Foundation; Coordinator, Maritime Campaign, Friends of the Earth International, Utrecht
> Summary, pp. 43-45 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 7.0 Mb)

Globalization and challenges for Arctic marine transport
Dr. Lawson Brigham, Deputy Director, U.S. Arctic Research Commission; Chair, Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment of the Arctic Council
> Summary, pp. 47-49 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 12.6 Mb)

Global shipping and the introduction of alien invasive species
Dr. Stephan Gollasch, Go-Consult, Germany
> Summary, pp. 51-53 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 5.0 Mb)



PANEL 3 - CLIMATE CHANGE: FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE HARVESTING OF MARINE LIVING RESOURCES?

Chair: Professor David Freestone, Senior Adviser, Office of the General Counsel, The World Bank, Washington D.C.; Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law

Key-note address on impacts of climate change on the ocean
Professor Yvon Le Maho, Department of Ecology, Physiology and Ethology, Hubert Curien Multidisciplinary Institute, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Strasbourg, France
> Summary, pp. 57-59 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 7.4 Mb)

The climate regime: Achievements and challenges
Mr. Steinar Andresen, Senior Research Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway
> Summary, pp. 61-63 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 2.5 Mb)

Climate change and polar regions
Dr. Pål Prestrud, Director, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO), Norway
> Summary, pp. 65-67 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 10.2 Mb)



Day 2


PANEL 4 - GLOBAL AND REGIONAL INTERFACE: IUU FISHING - THE FAO AND RFMOS

Chair: Ambassador Jorge Berguño, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile

FAO action to combat IUU fishing: The scope of initiatives and constraints on implementation
Dr. David Doulman, Senior Fishery Officer, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO, Rome
> Summary, pp. 71-74 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 1.5 Mb)

Is there a model for improved governance by RFMOs?
Mr. Michael W. Lodge, Legal Adviser, International Seabed Authority, Kingston, Jamaica
> Summary, p. 75 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 1.6 Mb)

Combating IUU fishing: Interaction of global and regional initiatives
Mr. Terje Løbach, Senior Legal Adviser, Directorate of Fisheries, Norway
> Summary, pp. 77-80 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 1.9 Mb)

Commentator: Mr. Olav Schram Stokke, Senior Research Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 0.6 Mb)


PANEL 5 - GLOBAL AND REGIONAL INTERFACE: THE IMO AND REGIONAL COOPERATION

Chair: Mr. Jean Claude Sainlos, France; Former Director of IMO's Marine Environment Division

The 2004 Ballast Water Convention and semi-enclosed sea areas
Ms. Maja Markovcic Kostelac, Head, Department for Legal and International Affairs, Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Croatia
(Presented by Mr. Lukša Cicovacki, Head of Department for International Projects, Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Croatia)
> Summary, pp. 83-84 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 2.5 Mb)

Development and application of Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas
Mr. Edward Kleverlaan, Technical Officer, Marine Environment Division, IMO, London
> Summary, pp. 85-87 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 10.4 Mb)

The Mediterranean response to global challenges: Conventional environmental governance in the framework of the Barcelona Convention System
Professor Evangelos Raftopoulos, Legal Adviser, Mediterranean Action Plan; Professor, Panteion University of Athens, Greece
> Summary, pp. 89-95 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)

Commentator: Dr. Henrik Ringbom, Head, Unit for the Marine Environment, Training and Statistics, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Lisbon
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 0.4 Mb)



Luncheon speech:

Reducing seabird bycatch: From identifying problems to implementing policy
Dr. Euan Dunn, BirdLife International
> Summary, pp. 99-101 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 8.1 Mb)



PANEL 6 - EU: POLICY AND REGULATORY RESPONSES TO GLOBAL CHALLENGES

Chair: Professor Robin Churchill, School of Law, University of Dundee, UK

The development and implementation of the EU maritime policy and marine strategy
Mr. Haitze Siemers, Acting Head of Unit, Maritime Policy Baltic and North Sea Unit, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission, Brussels
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 0.3 Mb)

A reformed EU Common Fisheries Policy?
Dr. David Agnew, Head, Fisheries Group, Division of Biology, Imperial College London, UK
> Summary, pp. 105-110 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 0.5 Mb)

EU and the development of measures against ship-source pollution: The view from outside
Dr. Alan Khee-Jin Tan, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
> Summary, pp. 111-115 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 0.8 Mb)



PANEL 7 - CONTEMPORARY ISSUES FOR SEMI-ENCLOSED SEAS SURROUNDING EUROPE

Chair: Professor David VanderZwaag, Director, Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Baltic Sea: Gas pipeline - international law for geostrategic issues
Dr. Hans Corell, Sweden; Former Under-Secretary General for Legal Affairs of the United Nations
> Summary, pp. 119-121 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)

The Black Sea: A time for change
Ms. Nilüfer Oral, Lecturer, Marine Law and Policy Research Center, Law Faculty, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
> Summary, pp. 123-124 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 6.6 Mb)

The Mediterranean: The case of the Adriatic Sea
Dr. Davor Vidas, Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Marine Affairs and Law of the Sea Programme, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway
> Summary, pp. 125-127 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 4.9 Mb)

Commentator: Professor Louise Angelique de La Fayette, Visiting Professor, Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich, UK



Day 3


PANEL 8 - EFFECTIVELY COMBATTING IUU FISHING: INTERACTION OF TECHNOLOGY AND LAW

Chair: Mr. Trevor Hughes, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand

Tools to detect IUU fishing and related activities - a global overview
Ms. Michele Kuruc, Senior Fishery Industry Officer, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO, Rome
> Summary, pp. 131-133 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 5.4 Mb)

Occupying the high ground: Technology and the war on IUU fishing
Dr. Denzil G.M. Miller, Executive Secretary, CCAMLR, Hobart (Tasmania)
> Summary, p. 135 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 5.4 Mb)

The 10 billion Euro black hole: Combating IUU fishing in the Arctic
Dr. Neil Hamilton, Director, WWF International Arctic Programme, Oslo
> Summary, pp. 137-139 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 2.5 Mb)

Commentators:

Mr. Matthew Gianni, The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, Amsterdam

Mr. Stefán Ásmundsson, Head, International Department, Ministry of Fisheries, Iceland



PANEL 9 - MARINE GENETIC RESOURCES AND BIOPROSPECTING

Chair: Professor Tullio Scovazzi, Faculty of Law, University of Milan - Bicocca, Italy

Regulating uses of marine biodiversity on the outer continental shelf
Ms. Joanna Mossop, Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
> Summary, pp. 143-147 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 2.9 Mb)

International law and the genetic resources of the deep seabed
Dr. David Leary, JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow, United Nations University, Inst. of Advanced Studies, Yokohama; Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia
> Summary, pp. 149-152 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 6.0 Mb)

Bioprospecting of genetic resources in the polar regions
Dr. Harlan Cohen, Advisor, Ocean Governance and International Institutions, IUCN - USA & Caribbean Multilateral Office, Washington D.C.
> Summary, pp. 153-157 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 0.7 Mb)

Biodiversity in marine areas and intellectual property rights
Dr. Salvatore Arico, Senior Programme Officer, Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, UNESCO, Paris
> Summary, p. 159 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 0.7 Mb)

Commentators:

Professor Richard J. McLaughlin, Chair for Marine Policy and Law, Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, USA

Mr. Lyle Glowka, Senior Legal Advisor, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Montreal



Luncheon speech:

The role of regional maritime organizations: CPPS contribution to the implementation of the Law of the Sea in the South East Pacific Region after UNCLOS
Mr. Fernando Pardo, Undersecretary, Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS), Guayaquil (Ecuador)
> Summary, pp. 163-165 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)



PANEL 10 - TOWARDS ELIMINATING ILLEGAL OPERATIONAL OIL SPILLS FROM SHIPS: INTERACTION OF TECHNOLOGY AND LAW

Chair: Captain Mario Babic, Assistant Minister and Mr. Lukša Cicovacki, Head of Department for International Projects, Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Croatia

Oil spill issue and the capability of monitoring the problem by remote sensing
Dr. Olaf Trieschmann, Oil spill detection and remote sensing expert, Lisbon
> Summary, pp. 169-176 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 1.5 Mb)

Oil pollution monitoring in the northern Baltic Sea
Ms. Kati Tahvonen, Research Engineer, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
> Summary, pp. 177-180 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 1.0 Mb)

Criminal enforcement of deliberate vessel pollution
Mr. Richard A. Udell, Senior Trial Attorney, Environmental Crimes Section, Environmental & Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C., USA
> Summary, pp. 181-184 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 16.7 Mb)

Commentators:

Dr. Anne Schistad Solberg, Professor, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 2.3 Mb)

Dr. Z. Oya Özçayir, Associate Professor, Maritime Law Consultant-Author, Turkey
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 0.5 Mb)



PANEL 11 - CONTINENTAL SHELF BEYOND 200 MILES

Chair: Mr. Rolf Einar Fife, Director General, Legal Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

The continental shelf beyond 200 miles from the baselines - The work of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
Mr. Vladimir Jares, Deputy Secretary, Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS), New York
> Summary, pp. 187-191 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 1.0 Mb)

The continental shelf beyond 200 miles: The practice to date and some issues of debate
Professor Frida M. Armas-Pfirter, Faculty of Law, Austral University, Argentina
> Summary, pp. 193-195 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 10.7 Mb)

Gathering existing data for the next "seabed rush": The UNEP Shelf Programme can help
Presented by Dr. Joan Fabres, UNEP Shelf Programme Coordinator, Marine Programme, GRID-Arendal, Norway
> Summary, pp. 197-198 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 1.1 Mb)

The continental shelf beyond 200 miles: Law and politics in the Arctic Ocean
Professor Ted L. McDorman, University of Victoria, Canada; Editor-In-Chief, Ocean Development and International Law
> Summary, pp. 199-200 in Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
> PowerPoint presentation (maps) (PDF, 1.7 Mb)

Commentators:

Professor Maria Teresa Infante, University of Chile; Director of Frontiers and Limits, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 0.1 Mb)

Dr. Clive Schofield, QEII Research Fellow, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, Australia
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 1.9 Mb)

Professor Carl August Fleischer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway

Mr. Tomas H. Heidar, Legal Adviser, Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Director, Law of the Sea Institute of Iceland



CLOSING SESSION

Chair: Dr. Davor Vidas, Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Marine Affairs and Law of the Sea Programme, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway

Dr. Marie Jacobsson, Member of the UN International Law Commission; Principal Legal Adviser on International Law, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

Dr. Vladimir Golitsyn, Professor, Moscow State University of International Relations, Russia; Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Hamburg

Professor David D. Caron, University of California, Berkeley; Co-Director of the Law of the Sea Institute, USA
> PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 2.9 Mb)

Closing conference address
Mr. Peter Johan Schei, Director, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway
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Related Information:
   Compendium of Summaries (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
   Short Biographies of Chairs, Speakers and Commentators (PDF)
   FNI News Article: New FNI Book Examines Contemporary Challenges of Ocean Management



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