Dr. William Cheung, Assistant Professor at the Fisheries Centre, UBC, and Faculty Associate at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. His main research area focuses on assessing the biophysical and socio-economic vulnerabilities and impacts of marine climate change and other human stressors on fisheries, and identifying mitigation and adaptation options.
Dr. Yoshitaka Ota, Co-director of the NF-UBC Nereus Program. He is responsible for organizing the collaboration of six world-class research institutes (including Princeton University and the University of Cambridge) in interdisciplinary marine research for global sustainable fisheries. His research areas also include the anthropology of fishing, community fisheries management, and international ocean governance.
Dr. Masahiro Matsuura, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He specializes in public policy planning, including consensus building. He has recently initiated three Joint Fact-Finding Projects funded by Japan National Finding, one of which considers conflicts between fishers and other users of the marine environment in Southern Japan.

Invited Participants

 Climate and oceanography
•    Prof. Suam Kim, Department of Marine Biology, Pukyong National University, Republic of Korea (Oceanography)
•    Dr. Simon Donner, Department of Geography, UBC, Canada (Climate change and coral reefs)
•    Mr. Jinaguo Du, The Third Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, China (Marine biology and ecology)
•    Dr. Charles Stock, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, USA. (Climate modelling)

 Ecosystems and fisheries
•    Dr. Johann Bell, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, University of Wollongong, Australia and Betty and Gordon Moore Centre for Science and Oceans, Conservation International (Tropical fisheries)
•    Prof. Daniel Pauly, Fisheries Centre, UBC, Canada (Global fisheries)
•    Dr. Maria Gasalla, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil (Small-scale fisheries)
•    Mr. Andres Cisneros Montemayor, Fisheries Centre, UBC, Canada (Mexican fisheries)
•    Ms. Xueying Yin, Fisheries Centre, UBC, Canada (Chinese fisheries)

•    Prof. Rashid Sumaila, Fisheries Centre, UBC, Canada (Fisheries economics)
•    Dr. Wilf Swartz, Fisheries Centre, UBC, Canada (Seafood trade)

Policy, culture and health
•    Dr. Quentin Hanich, Australia National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security Australia (Ocean Policy)
•    Dr. Jack Kittinger, Conservation International Hawaii, USA (Community management and human dimensions)
•    Dr. Marivic Pajaro, Haribon Foundation, Philippines (Social science of small-scale fisheries)
•    Dr. Elsie Sunderland, Harvard School of Public Health, USA (biogeochemistry of global contaminants)
•    Dr. Christopher Golden, Wildlife Conservation Society (Health and ecosystems)
•    Dr. Richard Caddell, University of Swansea, Wales (Environmental law)

•    Dr. Hedy Law, UBC (Music)
•    Dr. Ryan Vachon, Earth Initiatives (Environmental education)
•    Mr. Dolf DeJong, Vancouver Aquarium
•    Ms. Anne-Marie Copping, Ocean Wise, Vancouver