Marine Resources

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Overview

Led by the France Pacific Territories committee working in partnership with other member committees*, a PECC international project entitled "Sustainable Management of Marine Resources" was implemented during 2011-2012.


Program Schedule

Seminar 1: Oceans at Risk - Protection from oceans to coast, sharing marine resources (program agenda and presentations for download)
November 22-24, 2011 | Noumea, New Caledonia 

- Consequences of climate change on marine life
- Control of overfishing and overfarming
- Treatment of solid and liquid waste, industrial and urban, or coastal areas and vessels
- Sustainable management of biological resources; increasing the value chain of marine biodiversity
- New economic models



Seminar 2: Oceans as a Source of Renewable Energy 
(program agenda and presentations for download)
March 26-28, 2012 | Hawaii, USA 

- New sources of energy from the sea: thermal, wave, tidal, wind, etc.
- Available technologies, new technologies/ industries to be developed for a better and wider use of energy from the sea
- Ways to increase use of energy from marine resources e.g. reserach and incentives
- Marine energy in the sustainable cities - cost and financing of the infrastructures

 

Seminar 3: Management of Marine Resources and Oceans as a Means of Communication (program agenda and presentations for download)
December 4-5, 2012 | Auckland, New Zealand

- Identification and exploitation of deep sea mineral and energy resources: identification of the existing resources, looking for new resources (eg. nodules, rare earth metals), the development of clusters and international alliances, technology transfer and innovation through PPPs, the legal framework, and the prevention of environmental risks;
- Surveillance of oceans: Protecting fishing zones from non-authorized users, monitoring and fight against marine and coastal pollution, the development of an international early warning system to prevent potential environmental disasters; 
- Oceans as a means of communication: Enhancing the competitiveness of small island economies by developing sea transportation; working towards a "hub and spoke" or a "point to point" model to link the economies; and
- Development of high speed communication by optical fiber in the Pacific Rim to enhance economic and financial relations

* PECC committees from the following economies have contributed to the project: China, Japan, Chinese Taipei, New Zealand, and the United States.

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Chair, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Wellington Branch; Chair, New Zealand Committee of PECC; Former alternate New Zealand member of the APEC Business Council.


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Distinguished fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Vice-Chair of the Canadian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CANCPEC)


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Distinguished fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Vice-Chair of the Canadian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CANCPEC)


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Distinguished fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Vice-Chair of the Canadian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CANCPEC)