A Conference Cheat Sheet, October 24, 2014

 
 

 

A Conference Cheat Sheet
 
Here at MESP, we are overwhelmed by the abundance of upcoming conference options. Here's a Cheat Sheet for two upcoming conferences: The World Parks Congress and the International Ocean Research Conference. First, we'll give you an overview. Towards the end of the email, you can find more details.


The low down ...
The World Parks Congress (WPC)(12-19 November 2014) will focus on "the vital role of protected areas in conserving nature while delivering essential ecosystem services." The international forum intends to position protected areas within goals of economic growth and community well-being. Listed below are sessions that we feel you won't want to miss. Scroll down to see the times and speakers for each session.
  • Valuing and accounting - the importance of protected areas for the community 
  • Ecotourism and the health of parks, protected areas and communities
  • MPAs and sustainable livelihoods 
  • Sustainable hunting and fishing in protected areas 
  • Financing protected areas through payments for environmental services (PES): A possibility?
  • Tools for understanding and communicating the value of protected areas
  • Marine protected areas as a tool for food security
  • Valuation of protected area systems
  • Protected areas, natural capital accounting and economic valuation, Parts 1&2
  • New social compact: Dialogue on a global compact for sustainable economics and environmental integrity 
  • Ecosystem services and protected areas
  • Locally managed marine areas providing ecological, social and economic benefits at multiple scales
  • Marine protected areas and small-scale fisheries

 

The 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (IORC) (17-21 November) will focus on three topics: building scientific knowledge, applying that knowledge to achieve ecosystem management and sustainability, and improving ocean governance. For our MESP community, we recommend the below listed sessions.  Scroll down to see the times and speakers for each session.

  • Delivering on science's social contract 
  • Operationalizing ecosystem-based management: the challenges of translating scientific knowledge into decision tools for integrated management
  • How do we reverse the current? On the need to integrate both humans and nature into ocean science, management and governance 
  • The science-policy interface: scientists communicating with decision-makers 
  • A paradigm shift for sustainable, productive fisheries: the need to move from selective fishing to balanced harvesting 
  • The valuation of coastal and marine ecosystem services 
  • Biodiversity, conservation and the interface with human need and greed

 

And now the details...
Stream 3 - Improving Health & Well Being:
  • Valuing and accounting - the importance of protected areas for the community(Saturday, 15 November 8:30-10:00am, Charley Room)
    • Session Manager: Tony Varcoe (Parks Victoria)
    • Speakers: Josh Bishop (WWF), David Cochrane (Ernst & Young), Carl Obst (UN Statistics Division)
  • Ecotourism and the health of parks, protected areas and communities (Monday, 17 November 8:30-10:00am, Charley Room)
    • Session Manager: Paul Eagles (University of Waterloo)
    • Speakers: Stephen McCool (WCPA Tourism & Protected Area Specialist Group), Paul Eagles (University of Waterloo), Vicki Bonanno (GRMPA, Australia), Yessica Medina Castro (Universidad Autanoma De Baja, California), Arun Singh (Rain Forest Research Institute)

 Stream 4: Supporting Human Life

  • MPAs and sustainable livelihoods (Friday November 14, 3:30-5:00pm, Playfair Room 1)
    • Session Managers: Jessica Sanders, Devin Bartley, Lena Westlund
    • Speakers: Andy Bystrom (Pretoma, Costa Rica), Norma Rodriguez (Sistema Nacional De Areas De Conservacion, Costa Rica), Anna Cadiz (CANARI), Nathalie Cadot (FIBA, Mauritania), Marco Constantini (WWF Mediterranean), Marie Romani (MedPAN), Emma Doyle (GCFI), Izumi Tsurita (Fisheries Research Agency, Japan), Aurélie Vogel (Gret, France)
  • Sustainable hunting and fishing in protected areas (Saturday 15 November 10:30am-12:00, Playfair Room 1)
    • Session Manager: Kyran Thelen
    • Speakers: Scott Dowd on Brazil (New England Aquarium), Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattnaik on India (IFS, Chief Executive, Chilika Development Authority), Merlijn Van Weerd on Phillippines (Leiden University, the Netherlands), Dr. Madeleine Nyman on Finland (Advisor, Natural Heritage Services, Metsähallitus), Colgar Sikopo on Namibia (Director, Parks and Wildlife Management, Ministry of Environment & Tourism, Republic of Namibia), Shane Patrick Mahoney on Canada (Executive Director of Strategic Science & Sustainable Development, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Dept. of Environment and Conservation, Cananda)
  • Financing protected areas through payments for environmental services (PES): A possibility? (Saturday 15 November, 3:30-5:00pm, Hall 3B2)
    • Session Manager: Rao Matta (FAO, Rome)
    • Speakers: Md. Wasiul Islam re "Conservation of the Sundarbans through ecotourism," Huong Vu re "Assessing the impact of PES on livelihoods of local communities around national parks in Vietnam," Antonio Lisboa re "Ecotourism as a basis for local development in Virua national park: innovative solutions in the Brazilian Amazon," Pierluca Gaglioppa and others re "The LIFE+MGN project (Making Good Natura): Payments for Ecosystem Services with a participatory approach," Rodrigo Medeiros re "Bolsa Verde program: conserving ecosystem services and reducing poverty in Brazilian protected areas."
  • Tools for understanding and communicating the value of protected areas(Monday 17 November,12:00-1:30pm, Hall 3B2)
    • Session Manager: Aaron Bruner
  • Marine protected areas as a tool for food security (Monday 17 November 1:30-3:00pm, Hall 3B2)
    • Session Managers: Jessica Sanders, Devin Bartley, Lena Westlund 
    • Session Chair: Serge Garcia (IUCN FIsheries Expert Group)
    • Speakers: Rick Fletcher (Department of Fisheries, Australia), Naseegh Jaffer (Masifundise and World Forum Fisher People), Sabine Jessen (Oceans and Great Freshwater Lakes Program for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society), Vivienne Solis (IUCN Meso America, CoopeSoliDar R.L.), John Tanzer (WWF Global Marine Programme), Alessandra Vanella-Khouri (SPAW, The Caribbean Environment Programme)
  • Valuation of protected area systems (Tuesday 18 November, 8:30-10:00am, Hall 3B2) 
    • Session Manager: Sue Stolton

Stream 5: Reconciling Development Challenges

  • Protected areas, natural capital accounting and economic valuation, Parts 1&2 (Saturday 15 November, 8:30-10:00am, 10:30-12:00pm, Playfair Room 2)
    • Part 1 Session Manager: Valerie Hickey
    • Part 1 Speakers: Valerie Hickey, Nicholas Conner, Tony O'Keeffe, Nelson Devanefeva, Lars Hein, Hedley Grantham, Daan Wensing, Richard McLellan.
    • Part 2 Session Managers: Stig Johansson, Sofia Ahlroth
    • Part 2 Speakers: Sofia Ahlroth, Stig Johansson, Carl Obst, Mark Eigenraam, John Powers
  • New social compact: Dialogue on a global compact for sustainable economics and environmental integrity (Tuesday 18 November, 7:00-8:00am, Hall 4A1)
    • Session Manager: Nigel Crawhall
  • Ecosystem services and protected areas (Tuesday 18 November 8:30-10:00am, Hall 4 Nth Pod)
    • Session Manager: Will Turner

Stream 7: Respecting Indigenous & Traditional Knowledge and Culture

  • Locally managed marine areas providing ecological, social and economic benefits at multiple scales (Friday 14 November, 3:30-5:00pm, Amphitheatre)
    • Session Managers: Alifereti Tawake and Hugh Gowan

Side event:

  • Marine protected areas and small-scale fisheries: Sustaining, protecting and promoting life and livelihoods and human rights (Thursday 13 November, 5:30-7:00pm, Playfair Room 1)
    • Session Manager & Speaker: Despina Symons
  • Delivering on science's social contract (keynote address), Monday 17 November, 10:00-11:00, Plenary room 112
    • Keynote Speaker: Jane Lubchenco (USA)
  • Operationalizing ecosystem-based management: the challenges of translating scientific knowledge into decision tools for integrated management (thematic sessions), Monday, 17 November, 14:30-18:00, Tuesday 18 November, 11:30-16:00, Room 133-134
    • Chairs: Yvonne Walter (Sweden), Ana Teresa Caetano (Portugal)
    • Speaker: Rafael Sardà (Spain)
  • How do we reverse the current? On the need to integrate both humans and nature into ocean science, management and governance (keynote address), Wednesday, 19 November, 8:30-9:30, Plenary room 112
    • Keynote Speaker: Alida Bundy (Canada)
  • The science-policy interface: scientists communicating with decision-makers (morning panel), Wednesday 19 November, 9:30-11:00, Plenary room 112
    • Moderator: Jane Lubchenco (USA)
    • Speakers: Alan Simcock (US), Carol Turley (UK), Niall McDonough (Belgium), David Vander Zwaag (Canada)
  • A paradigm shift for sustainable, productive fisheries: the need to move from selective fishing to balanced harvesting (morning panel), Thursday 20 November, 9:30-11:00, Plenary room 112
    • Moderator: Jake Rice
  • The valuation of coastal and marine ecosystem services (thematic session), Thursday 20 November, 11:30-18:00, Room 131-132
    • Chairs: Paulo A.L.D.Nunes (Portugal), Maria Betti (Italy) 
    • Speaker: Juan-Carlos Miquel (Monaco)
  • Biodiversity, conservation and the interface with human need and greed (morning panel), Friday 21 November, 9:30-11:00, Plenary room 112 
    • Moderator: Peter Neill (USA)
    • Speakers: Joachim Claudet (France), Mark Costello (New Zealand), Simonetta Fraschetti (Italy), Patricia Miloslavich (Venezuela)