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WEDNESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER: PACIFIC SEAFARING HERITAGE

WEDNESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER: PACIFIC SEAFARING HERITAGE

Time

Agenda

Presentation

08:00

Registration

 

SESSION 1: OPENING

08:30

WELCOME  - Prof. John Bythell Pro-Vice Chancellor Research & International, USP

 

08:45

OPENING PRAYER AND ADDRESS: TALANOA - Bishop Winston Halapua Archbishop of Polynesia

 

09:05

MESSAGE FROM UNESCO “THE CANOE IS THE PEOPLE” - Hans Hulsthrup UNESCO

 

09:15

MESSAGE FROM THE SEAFARERS INSTITUTE - Alastair Couper Director of the Seafarers Institute

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09:30

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

 

10:00

Morning tea

 

 

 

 

SESSION 2: PACIFIC SEAFARING HERITAGE & REVIVAL

10:30

INTRODUCTIONS – Dr Karen Stevenson Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies, USP

 

10:35

DRUA: HERITAGE AND RESEARCH - Kaiafa Ledua Vice-President, Fiji Islands Voyaging Society

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10:50

VANUATU EXPERIENCE OF RECENT SEAFARING REVIVAL - Francis Hickey Vanuatu Cultural Centre

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11:05

REVITALISATION OF TRADITIONAL CANOE BUILDING IN FIJI – Joji Misaele Head of Mechanical Engineering, Fiji National University

 

11:20

Tua Pittman Pacific Voyagers Foundation

 

11:35

SUMMARY OF PACIFIC VOYAGING REVIVAL- Colin Philp President, Fiji Islands Voyaging Society

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11:45

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

 

12:00

Lunch

 

 

 

 

SESSION 3: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE PAST?

13:00

INTRODUCTIONS – Colin Philp Fiji Islands Voyaging Society

 

13:05

PACIFIC SAIL POWERED CRAFT, SUCCESSES AND FAILURES, AND LESSONS LEARNT - Mike Savins Director, Kiricraft

13:25

EXAMPLES FROM FIJI - Peter Nuttall Trustee, Sailing for Sustainability

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13:45

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

 

14:00

Afternoon tea

 

 

 

 

SESSION 4: TALANOA DISCUSSIONS: WHAT IS THE FUTURE DIRECTION FOR PACIFIC SEAFARING HERITAGE?

14:30

Three “Break out” Talanoa Groups to discuss the presentations from Day 1

 

15:30

Talanoa Group Feedback

 

16:00

Break

 

 

 

 

EVENING FUNCTION: RAKO AND FIJI ISLANDS VOYAGING SOCIETY PERFORMANCE SPONSORED BY IUCN at the Oceania Centre of Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies Performance Space, Main Laucala Campus, USP

18:30

Dance, Music and Presentations from Rako and the Fiji Islands Voyaging Society

 

THURSDAY 29TH NOVEMBER: PACIFIC SEAFARING TODAY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

THURSDAY 29TH NOVEMBER: PACIFIC SEAFARING TODAY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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Agenda

Presentation

SESSION 1: WHAT ALTERNATIVES ARE THERE? INTERNATIONAL INNOVATIONS

08:30

INTRODUCTIONS – Prof. Biman Prasad School of Economics, USP

 

08:35

GLOBAL POTENTIAL FOR WIND POWER – Peter Schenzle retired HVSA

 

08:50

B9 SHIPS – Diane Gilpin Director, B9 Shipping Ltd

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09:05

PROPELWIND – Patrick Englebert CEO, Propelwind

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09:20

MODERN MERCHANT SAILING SHIPS – Capn. Hartman Schwarz & Siegfried Manzel Sailing Ships Society

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09:35

TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES – Thys Nikkels Dykstra Naval Architects

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09:50

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

 

10:00

Morning tea

 

10:30

Feedback from the 28th Talanoa Session

 

 

 

 

SESSION 2: WHAT ALTERNATIVES ARE THERE? DOMESTIC INNOVATIONS

11:00

INTRODUCTIONS – Alison Newell Trustee, Sailing for Sustainability

 

11:05

MV GREENHEART – Gavin Allwright Commercial Director, Greenheart Project

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11:25

BIOFUELS:  POTENTIAL FOR SHIPPING – Fiji Department of Energy

 

11:45

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

 

 

 

 

SESSION 3:  PACIFIC SEA TRANSPORT TODAY

12:00

INTRODUCTIONS – Colin Philp Fiji Islands Voyaging Society

 

12:05

OVERVIEW OF SHIPPING IN THE PACIFIC– Bruce Tweed Safe Ship Audit Advisor, Transport Department, Secretariat of the Pacific Community

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12:25

KIRIBATI COMMERCIAL SHIPPING AND FISHING, EXPERIENCES, CHALLENGES AND ACHIEVEMENTS – Mike Savins Kiricraft

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12:45

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

 

13:00

Lunch

 

 

 

 

SESSION 4: CHALLENGES FOR THE PACIFIC  

14:00

INTRODUCTIONS – Teddy Fong President, Econesian Society

 

14:05

CLIMATE CHANGE:  THE IMPACT OF SHIPPING, COSTS AND IMPLICATIONS AT A GLOBAL LEVEL – Dr Mark Trexler Director of Climate Risk, Det Norske Veritas

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14:15

MOVING PEOPLE AND GOODS AROUND FIJI: MARITIME SECTOR - Fiji Department of Transport

 

14:30

REAL COSTS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Katerina Syngellakis Energy Department, Secretariat of the Pacific Community

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14:45

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

 

15:00

Afternoon tea

 

 

 

 

SESSION 5: TALANOA DISCUSSIONS: WHAT ARE THE PRIORITIES FOR SEA TRANSPORT IN THE PACIFIC?

15:30

Three “Break out” Talanoa Groups to discuss the presentations from Day 2

 

16:15

Talanoa Group Feedback

 

16:30

Break

 

 

 

 

EVENING FUNCTION: WOMEN AND YOUTH IN SEAFARING SPONSORED BY WWF SOUTH PACIFIC PROGRAMME  at the Marine Studies Lecture Theatre

18:30

Facilitated discussion with presentations from Natasha Fabricius, Samoa Voyaging Society and crew from Uto ni Yalo, Fiji Islands Voyaging Society and messages from Prof. Helen Sampson Director, Seafarers International Research Centre and Diane Gilpin Director, B9 Shipping Ltd.

 

FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER: WHAT COURSE TO STEER? AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD THE WORLD

FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER: WHAT COURSE TO STEER?  AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD THE WORLD

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Agenda

Presentation

SESSION 1: IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT BOATS

08:30

INTRODUCTIONS - Prof. John Bythell USP

 

08:35

ECONOMICS OF SHIPPING, LOW-CARBON SHIPPING, AND ECONOMIC MODELLING – Dr. Tristan Smith Energy Institute, University College London, Prof. Saqib Jafarey School of Economics, USP,  Prof. Biman Prasad School of Economics, USP and Gavin Allwright Commercial Director, Greenheart Project

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09:05

FINANCE: FAIR TRANSPORT – Jorne Langellan Founder, Fair Transport Network

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09:20

FINANCE: DOES A LOW-CARBON SHIPPING SCENARIO MEAN FLEETS OF SMALLER BOATS BECOME VIABLE? – Pat Utley Director, Greenheart Project

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09:35

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING REGULATIONS - Dr. Pierre Sames Vice-President of Research & Development, Germanischer Lloyd

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09:50

FINANCE: SMART ISLAND ECONOMIES - Maya Doolub Operations Manager, Carbon War Room

 

10:05

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

 

10:30

Morning tea

 

 

 

 

SESSION 2: IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT BOATS

11:00

INTRODUCTIONS – Elise Huffer Human Development Programme, Secretariat of the Pacific Community

 

11:05

IMO, MARPOL ANNEX VI, IMPLICATIONS FOR SHIPPING - Simon Walmsley Head of WWF UK Marine Programme & IMO member

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11:20

REGIONAL AND NATIONAL POLICY SITUATION AND IMPLICATIONS - Capn. John Rounds Transport Department, Secretariat of the Pacific Community

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11:35

CARBON EMISSIONS TRADING, POLICY, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES – Prof. Sean Weaver Principal, Carbon Partnerships Ltd

 

11.50

LEADERSHIP, OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT – Taholo Kami Regional Director for Oceania, International Union for Conservation of Nature

 

12.05

Maritime Safety Authority CEO Mr Neale Slack

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12:20

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

 

13:00

Lunch

 

 

 

 

SESSION 3: TALANOA DISCUSSIONS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?  2013 CONFERENCE AND WORKING PARTY AND WHITE PAPER

14:00

Three “Break out” Talanoa Groups to discuss the presentations from Day 3

 

14:45

Talanoa Group Feedback

 

15:00

Afternoon tea

 

15:30

SUMMARY OF WHERE TO FROM HERE AND CLOSING REMARKS – Prof John Bythell USP

 

 

 

 

EVENING FUNCTION: PANEL DEBATE: SHOULD THE PACIFIC LEAD THE WORLD IN SUSTAINABLE SHIPPING? SPONSORED BY AUSAID at the Oceania Centre of Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies Performance Space, Main Laucala Campus, USP

18:00

Cocktails with Performance by OCACPS

 

18:30

Panel Debate facilitated by Prof. John Bythell with Panellists Gavin Allwright Director, Greenheart Project, David Philp Director, Tradewind Marine, Prof Biman Prasad School of Economics, USP and John Morley Climate Change Programme, AusAID

 


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