October 30th, 2013

2012 PACON Conference

Sunday, December 9, 2012 – Thursday, December 13, 2012
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay | Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i

International Partnerships in Marine Science and Technology:
Addressing Pacific Regional Challenges and Opportunities

The Final Program

Confirmed Session Chairs & Co-Chairs:

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  1. New Directions of Sustainability: New Technology and Financial Innovation and Policy
    – Dr. Lorenz Magaard, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Oceanography | University of Hawai‘i at Manoa | Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA
    – King Burch, Special Assistant to the Director, International Center for Climate and Society | UH  Manoa | Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA
  2. Marine Fisheries Enhancement – Aquaculture-Based Fisheries Enhancement
    – Dr. Wang Qingyin, Director of the Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute | Qingdao, CHINA
    – Dr. Ken Leber, Associate Vice President for Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mote Marine Laboratory | Sarasota, Florida, USA
  3. Marine Fisheries Enhancement – Artificial Reef-Based Fisheries Enhancement
    – Dr. Yoshihiro Suenaga, Faculty of Engineering and Environmental, Kagawa University | JAPAN
    – Dr. Ken Leber, Associate Vice President for Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mote Marine Laboratory | Sarasota, Florida, USA
  4. Progress and Challenges of Marine Renewable Energy
    – Dr. Young C. Kim, Professor of Civil Engineering, Emeritus, California State University, Los Angeles | USA
    – Dr. Ki-Dai Yum, Past President, Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute | KOREA
  5. Sustainable Use and Conservation of Marine Resources through Sato-Umi and Integrated Local Environmental Knowledge
    – Dr. Tetsuo Yanagi, Center for East Asian Ocean-Atmosphere Research, Kyushu University | JAPAN
    – Dr. Shinichiro Kakuma,  Fisheries Extension Center, Okinawa Prefectural Government | JAPAN
    – Genevieve Brighouse, Superintendent of the Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary | American Samoa
  6. Engineering and Technology Development
  7. Effects of Ocean Acidification
    – Dr. Emily R. Hall, Staff Scientist & Program Manager, Ocean Acidification Program, Mote Marine Laboratory | Sarasota, Florida, USA
    – Dr. Denise Yost, Postdoctoral Scholar, Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa | Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA
  8. Tsunami Disaster
  9. Education/Outreach

Abstract Submission

Nearly 100 presentations and posters covering a diversity of marine science, technology, engineering and resource management have already been accepted for PACON 2012. Due to an overwhelming demand from the Pacific Region marine science community, the PACON 2012 deadline for abstract application was extended.


University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Conference Center
PACON 2012 Conference Secretariate
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Phone: 808-974-7555

Conference Accommodations 

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i

PACON represents the interests of all nations and states of the Pacific Ocean. It recognizes that each has its own unique culture and challenges within its Exclusive Economic Zone, but that all Pacific Rim Nations share common resources and problems. Marine science and technology can provide common solutions to many of these problems. The organization encourages individual members to be active in national and regional marine science and technological societies within their nations.

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