Opening Remarks:

Panel 1: Importance of marine science for the sustainable development of the ocean and its resources and the effective implementation of international law

Panel 2:  Advancing scientific knowledge of the deep-sea for the sustainable development of the ocean resources including understanding biodiversity and ecosystems functions

Panel 3: Strengthening deep-sea scientific capacity of developing States, including transfer of technology

Panel 4: Fostering strategic partnerships

  • H.E Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to ISA
  • Mr Sturla Henriksen, Special Advisor, UN Global Compact
  • Dr. Mathias Jonas, Secretary-General, IHO
  • Mrs Claire Jolly, Head of Unit, Innovation Policies for Space and the Ocean, STI Ocean Economy Group, OECD
  • Mr. Ward Appeltans, Programme Manager OBIS/IOC-UNESCO