NEAMPAN Project Review Meeting on Strengthening the Subregional Cooperation through Knowledge Sharing on Sustainable Management of Marine Protected Areas

30 April 2019
Incheon, Republic of Korea

NEASPEC has implemented the project, “Strengthening the Subregional Cooperation through Knowledge Sharing on Sustainable Management of Marine Protected Areas”, which is the first study project of the North-East Asia Marine Protected Areas Network (NEAMPAN).

Focusing on management strategies and monitoring/assessment of the designated NEAMPAN sites, the project aims to increase knowledge and capacity in monitoring and assessing the status of MPAs and designing sustainable MPA management plans of the subregion, by collectively improving knowledge and practices among NEAMPAN sites. 

This review meeting will provide an opportunity for the key project experts to align on their current understanding of the studies under the project thus far and review interim outcomes in preparation for the final report.

** NEAMPAN was launched in 2013 with aim to build a social or human network among MPAs as well as to share experiences and challenges in managing MPAs in the North-East Asia. As of April 2019, 12 NEAMPAN sites are designated.

9:30 – 9:50


Introduction and overview

9:50 – 12:00

Session 1: Review of studies on management and monitoring of MPAs in North-East Asia under the NEAMPAN project

·         China: Zhang Zhaohui, Professor, First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources

·         Japan: Mitsutaku Makino, Professor, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo

·         Republic of Korea: Taecheol Jang, Manager, MPA Center, Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation

·         Russian Federation: Anatolii Kachur, International Project Manager, Pacific Geographical Institute FEB RAS; and

                                             Tatiana Orlova, Deputy Director, National Scientific Center of Marine Biology FEB RAS

 (Each presentation is followed by Q&A and discussion.)

12:00 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:30

Session 1 (cont.)

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:15

Session 2: Pilot study on MPA management and monitoring in DPRK

·         Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Felix Glenk, Project Manager for DPRK, Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea

16:15 – 17:00

Session 3: Open discussion on the study and recommendations

17:00 – 17:15