International Eelgrass and Blue Carbon Workshop 2023 [Free to join]
Date: November 17th (Fri) – 19th (Sun), 2023: Amamamo2023
Holding method: Venue (capacity: 300 people, Sasakawa Peace Foundation International Conference Hall) + distribution (YouTube) hybrid
Organized by: International Eelgrass and Blue Carbon Workshop Executive Committee (Association for Shore Environment Creation, Amamo Revival Collaboration in Kanazawa-Hakkei, Tokyo Bay Area, Network for Coexistence with Nature, Japan Blue Economy Association, Seven-Eleven Foundation, The Ocean Policy Research Institute, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation)
Purpose: Amid various looming ocean crises such as global warming, acidification, oxygen depletion, marine debris, and depletion of ocean resources, blue carbon ecosystems (BC ecosystems), including eelgrass beds, are contributing to global warming by sequestering carbon. An international symposium will be held with the participation of various stakeholders to share the latest knowledge on BC ecosystems, which have many other functions, and to strengthen cooperation among stakeholders working for the conservation and restoration of coastal areas and to promote their efforts. The symposium will share abstracts of activities for conservation and restoration of blue carbon ecosystems in Japan and abroad. In addition, we will prepare and disseminate a declaration that will serve as a guideline for action five to ten years from now, with the aim of compiling a new guideline for eelgrass bed restoration.
Supported by: This program are kindly supported by Seven-Eleven Foundation, Japan Blue-Carbon Project of the Nippon Television Network Corporation, Tokyo Fisheries Promotion Foundation, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co.,Ltd., International EMECS Center, Association for Shore Environment Creation, and Marine Activity Supports Co.,Ltd.