Implementing and Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals in the Caribbean: The Role of the Ocean

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News
[Jan. 15, 2018]: Report on "Implementing the Ocean Sustainable Development Goal in the Wider Caribbean: state of play and possible ways forward" by Lucia Fanning and Robin Mahon now available here ...
[Oct. 3, 2017]: Oceans of Knowledge Workshop, 7 Nov. 2017, London, see web announcement
[Sep. 4, 2017]: GEO-XIV Plenary Side Event: Earth Observations in Support of SDG Implementation and Monitoring in Small Island States and Developing Countries, October 24, 2017, Washington D.C., see web page

Program

Note that the time allocated to the individual session can change in the course of the detailed planning of the sessions. Print version.

January 16, 2018

1800 - 1900:Registration
1900 - 2100:Informal No-Host Ice-Breaker

January 17, 2018

0730 - 0830:Registration
0830 - 1000:Session 0: Opening Session
Co-Chairs: Dr. Hans-Peter Plag and Danielle Evanson
0830 - 0840:Hon. Saboto Caesar: Welcome
0840 - 0845:Dr. Douglas Cripe: Welcoming Message from GEO
0845 - 0850:Dr. Hans-Peter Plag: Goals of the Workshop
0850 - 0910:Chad Blackman: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Developments in the Caribbean Small Island States: Challenges and Opportunities
0910 - 0930:Dr. Clare Morrall: Science Support for Policy Development for the Implementation of the SDGs
0930 - 0950:Dr. Irena Zubcevic (remotely): The Potential of the Blue Economy: Increasing Long-term Benefits of the Sustainable Use of Marine Resources for Small Island Developing States and Coastal Least Developed Countries
0950 - 1010:Dr. Argyro Kavvada (remotely): Earth Observations in Service of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
1010 - 1030:Coffee Break
1030 - 1245:Session 1: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Caribbean Small Island States
Co-Chairs: Jai Rampersad, Dr. Julian Roberts
1030 - 1050:Hon. Saboto Caesar: SDGs in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1050 - 1110:Alwyn Ponteen: SDGs in Montserrat
1110 - 1130:Joseph Smith Abbott: SDGs in British Virgin Islands
1130 - 1145:Dr. James Lord: NGOs and SDGs: The Example of SusGren
1145 - 1245:Panel: Regional challenges in SDG implementation and monitoring
Panel members: Lorenzo Harewood, UNDP; Cristopher Corbin, UN-CEP; Milton Haughton, CRFM
1245 - 1330:Lunch Break
1330 - 1800:Session 1 continued
Co-Chairs: Jai Rampersad, Dr. Julian Roberts
1330 - 1800:Field trip: Living on a Small Island State and Interacting with the Ocean. Tentative plan:
  1. Visit to the site of Serenity Dive in Calliaqua, South Coast.
  2. Next stop - Sans Souci beach - major nesting site for leatherback turtles.
  3. Typical SVG farm at Sans Souci - visit a banana farm.
  4. Visit a natural farm at Sans Souci.
1900 - 2100:Workshop Dinner

January 18, 2018

0900 - 1030:Session 2: Interdependencies and interactions of SDGs, Targets and Indicators in Caribbean Small Island States
Co-Chairs: Danielle Evanson, Dr. Hans-Peter Plag
0900 - 0920:Dr. Julian Roberts and Dr. Alan Evans: Interdependencies between SDG's and their implementation: The Challenges faced by Small Island State Governments and across the region
0920 - 0940:Lucia Fanning and Dr. Robin Mahon: Implementing the Ocean Sustainable Development Goal in the Wider Caribbean: State of Play and Possible Ways Forward
0940 - 1040:Panel: Towards responsible consumption and production in thriving and healthy communities: The link to the Ocean
Panel Members: Chad Blackman (International Trade), Rose Alabaster (GEOGLOWS), Dr. Shona Paterson (Future Earth Coasts), Sade Deane (CYEN)
1040 - 1100:Coffee Break
1100 - 1230:Session 2: continued
Co-Chairs: Danielle Evanson, Dr. Hans-Peter Plag
1100 - 1120:Louise Mitchell: Sustainable use of natural resources: preservation and conservation
1120 - 1230:Table discussions: Stakeholders and SDG Implementation
Questions to be considered
Table Topics for Round 1:
Science Support for SIS Governments (Dr. Clare Morrall, Dr. Robin Mahon)
NGO and Private Sector Contributions to SDG Implementation (Dr. James Lord, Kate Charles)
Fisheries, Food Security, and Life Under Water: SDGs 2 Versus SDG 14 (Milton Haughton, Zahidah Afrin Nisa)
Blue Growth and Poverty: SDG 1 versus SDG 14 (Dr. Julian Roberts, Celeste Jules)
Education for Sustainability, Justice, and Equality (Stina Herberg, Shelley Jules-Plag)
1230 - 1330:Lunch Break
1330 - 1400:Session 2 continued
Co-Chairs: Danielle Evanson, Dr. Hans-Peter Plag
1330 - 1400:Table reporting
1400 - 1540:Session 3: Ocean-related variables and indicators essential for SDG implementation and monitoring in Caribbean Small Island States
Co-Chairs: Zahidah Afrin Nisa and Milton Haughton
1400 - 1420:Laura Lorenzoni: Ocean and sustainability-related variables: The example of ocean biology and biochemistry
1420 - 1440:Rose Alabaster: Water, Food, and Safe Environment: The Role of the Ocean
1440 - 1540:Table discussions: Ocean variables relevant to sustainability and 2030 Agenda Implementation
Questions to be considered
Table Topics for Round 2:
Supporting a Sustainable Blue Economy - SDGs 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 (Dr. Alan Evans, TBD)
Food and Water Security, Health, Poverty - SDGs 1, 2, 3, 6 (Rose Alabaster, TBD)
Maritime Transportation, Fisheries, Pollution, Marine Biodiversity - Implementing SDGs 14, 15 (Attish Kanhai, Thema Ward)
Ocean and Safe and Thriving Communities - SDGs 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 (Dr. Shona Paterson, Artie Dubrie)
Climate Change, Biodiversity, and the Ocean SDGs 13, 14, 15 (Dr. Laura Lorenzoni, Cesar Toro)
1540 - 1600:Coffee Break
1600 - 1630:Session 3 continued
Co-Chairs: Zahidah Afrin Nisa and Milton Haughton
1600 - 1630:Table reporting
1630 - 1800:Session 4: Observational requirements for ocean-related variables and indicators
Co-Chairs: Francisco Chavez and Emily Smail
1630 - 1640:Dr. Emily Smail: Summary of ocean and sustainability-related variables
1640 - 1650:Dr. Joaquin Trinanes: Observational requirements for variables related to human health and safety
1650 - 1700:Cesar Toro: Observational requirements for variables related to ecosystem health
1700 - 1710:Milton Haughton: Observational requirements for variables related to fisheries applications
1710 - 1720:Nazeer Gopaul: Observational requirements for variables related to industry activities
1720 - 1730:Vaughn Martin: Supporting observations with citizen science and crowd-sourcing
1730 - 1800:Panel: Meeting observational requirements: Steps toward matchmaking and identifying gaps Dr. Joacquin Trinanes (AOML/NOAA CoastWatch), Dr. Cesar Toro (IOCARIBE-GOOS), Milton Haughton (CRFM), Nazeer Gopaul (Coastal Dynamics Ltd), Vaughn Martin (Serenity Dive)

January 19, 2018

0900 - 1030:Session 5: Matching users, requirements and products
Co-Chairs: Chris Corbin and Doug Wilson
0900 - 0920:Chris Corbin and Doug Wilson: Matches
0920 - 0940:Hans-Peter Plag: Gaps in ocean-related knowledge, products, and observations and
0940 - 1030:Panel: Matchmaking supporting SDG Implementation and Monitoring
1030 - 1100:Coffee Break
1100 - 1230:Session 5: continued
Co-Chairs: Chris Corbin and Doug Wilson
1100 - 1230:Matchmaking Groups (Groups to be determined)
1230 - 1330:Lunch Break
1330 - 1415:Session 5: continued
Co-Chairs: Chris Corbin and Doug Wilson
1330 - 1400:Matchmaking Group Reporting
1400 - 1415:NN: Where do we stand and what did we learn about gaps and matchmaking?
1415 - 1630:Session 6: Improving availability of Earth observations in service of SDG implementation in Caribbean Small Island States
Co-Chairs: Dr. Douglas Cripe; TBD
1415 - 1430:Jai Rampersad: SDGs in the Caribbean
1430 - 1445:Artie Dubrie: Integrating geography and statistics to assist public policies for SDG implementation
1445 - 1500:Lorenzo Harewood: UN: Supporting national actions through regional collaboration
1500 - 1520:Dr. Laura Lorenzoni: Opportunities for new and improved observations
1520 - 1540:Dr. Douglas Cripe: GEO: Facilitating the creation and use of knowledge
1540 - 1600:Hon. Saboto Caesar: What would help us most: The view from the Small Island State Governments
1600 - 1620:Discussion: What is next?
1620 - 1630:Dr. Hans-Peter Plag: Closing Remarks: Where do we go from here?

This workshop is sponsored by:


under grant 80NSSC17K0241