Increasing scientific knowledge and developing research capacity and transfer of marine technology.
• H.E. Mme. Amélie de Montchalin, Ministre de la Transition Ecologique et de la Cohésion des Territoires / Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion• H.E. Mr. Franz Tattenbach, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica (TBC)
• Ms. Margaret Leinen, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Vice Chancellor for Marine Science of the University of California at San Diego, La Lolla, California
• Mr. Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Paris• Ms. Jane Lubchenco, Deputy Director for Climate and the Environment, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, D.C.• Mr. Peter de Menocal, President, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Massachusetts• Mr. Hide Sakaguchi, President of the Ocean Policy Research Institute of Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Tokyo
• Mr. Cameron Diver, Deputy Director-General of The Pacific Community (SPC), Nouméa, New Caledonia• Ms. Ratih Pangestuti, Biomarine Industry Center, National Research and Innovation Agency