Unleashing Japan's Significant Offshore Wind PotentialMaritime Spatial Planning & Skills and Training

20 June 2023

in Japanese

Rapid deployment of offshore wind power is critical for achieving energy transition in Japan. Japan is estimated to have an energy potential for offshore wind that could meet nine times Japan’s current electricity demand. In order to unleash Japan’s untapped potential, what is needed now is to urgently examine how the sea areas can be utilized, including the use of Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which have not been discussed to date, and the development of human resources to shape the industry.

This symposium addressed such topics and explored the medium-to long-term strategies as well as specific policies that are required now to support the growth of the industry.

Program   *English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation provided.

[MC]  Mika Ohbayashi  Director, Renewable Energy Institute

■Theme 1: Maritime Spatial Planning

Atsuko Kanehara  Professor, Public International Law, Faculty of Law, Sophia University

Panel Discussion
Isabelle De Stobbeleir  Counsellor, Trade Section, Delegation of the European Union to Japan  DL
Yutaka Michida  Professor, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo DL
Masanori Miyahara  Representative, afc.masa DL (in Japanese)
Pelayo Rodríguez Alonso  Japan Representative/Senior Business Initiatives Manager, Ocean Winds DL
Atsuko Kanehara  Sophia University
[Moderator] Mika Kudo  Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute

■Theme 2: Skills and Training

Mitsuhiro Yoshimura  General Manager, Engineering Department No.2, Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) DL (in Japanese)

Rosanna Jackson  Associate, Carbon Trust DL

Panel Discussion
Kunihiro Ikegami  Professor, Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science DL (in Japanese)
Rosanna Jackson    Carbon Trust
Izumi Ushiyama  Director and Professor Emeritus, Ashikaga University DL (in Japanese)
Satoru Yoshida  Executive Vice President, Hokutaku Co., LTD DL (in Japanese)
Mitsuhiro Yoshimura   Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA)
[Moderator]  Akihiro Sando  Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute

* Audio only is available for Prof. Kanehara.

Event Details

Date / Time Tuesday 20 June 2023 / 13:30-17:00 JST
Organizer Renewable Energy Institute
Admission Free (prior registration required)
Registration (1) Onsite (Hibikoku Conference Square)
(2) Virtual (Zoom Webinar)


External Links

  • JCI 気候変動イニシアティブ
  • 自然エネルギー協議会
  • 指定都市 自然エネルギー協議会
  • irelp
  • 全球能源互联网发展合作组织

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