Healthy Oceans Tech and Finance Forum: Innovative Solutions for Asia and the Pacific


Healthy Oceans Tech and Finance Forum: Innovative Solutions for Asia and the Pacific

26 January 2022 to 28 January 2022

How can technology and finance protect our oceans, increase resilience, and accelerate the growth of sustainable blue economies?

The ADB Healthy Oceans Tech and Finance Forum, to be held on 26-28 January 2022, aims to promote and share innovative technologies, good practices, case studies, and practical solutions to protect and enhance the health and resilience of the ocean ecosystems and coastal communities in the region.

The three-day forum covers 4 thematic tracks: (1) Plastic-free Oceans, (2) Coastal Resilience, (3) Ocean Finance, and (4) Blue Foods. The program includes talks by ocean champions, seaside chats, and deep-dive sessions that feature ocean science, innovation, and technologies along with traditional solutions and indigenous knowledge with potential for scale-up.

Spotlight sessions highlight marine renewable energy, sustainable coastal and marine tourism, green ports and shipping, nitrogen management from source to sea, sustainable ocean planning, and more! 


The ADB Healthy Oceans Tech and Finance Forum aims to:

  • Promote knowledge sharing on innovation, technology, and financing needs and solutions to protect and enhance ocean health
  • Identify how technology and innovation can accelerate the transition to and growth of sustainable blue economies; and
  • Facilitate partnerships to increase ocean investments in Asia and the Pacific.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
26 Jan 2022 Materials will be uploaded once available.


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