2019 Marine Professionals Cultivation Forum
The “2019 Marine Professional Training Forum” was held in Lecture Hall 2 of NTOU on Sep. 25, with a theme of “cultivation of professionals in ocean law and resource management”. Ching-Ta Chuang, the political deputy minister of the Ocean Affairs Council was invited to deliver a keynote speech entitled “The current status and prospects of ocean law and routine management”. He shared the duties, governance and future prospects of the Ocean Affairs Council, and encouraged everyone in Taiwan to approach the sea, know the sea and love the sea, which could serve as a starting point for cultivating marine professionals to gradually improve the development of Taiwan ocean affairs.
In the special topic forum (1) entitled “Implications and Practice of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea”, Ssu-Chu Hung, the director of the Institute of the Law of the Sea of NTOU, Cheng-Yu Hu, a researcher from the National Academy of Marine Research (NAMR), Kuan-Hsiung Wang, a professor from National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Chen-Ju Chen, an associate professor from National Chengchi University (NCCU), Shih-Ming Kao, an associate professor from NCCU, and Kuo-Chieh Wang, a lawyer from the Kuanta law office were invited to the talks. In the special topic forum (2) entitled “Marine affairs management and resource conservation”, Chih-Shin Chen, the director of the Institute of Marine Affairs and Resource Management of NTOU, Ching-Ta Chuang, the political deputy minister of the Ocean Affairs Council, Professor Kuang-Ming Liu from NTOU, Associate Professor Hsiao-Yun Lu from National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU), Fu-Ning Tasi, a section chief of Keelung City Government, and Chin-Yuan Ko, a producer of the Public Television Service Foundation were invited to the talks. In the special topic forum (3) entitled “Marine Education Practice Sharing”, Cheng-Chang Chen, a teacher from the New Taipei Municipal Hsin Tien Senior High School, Shu-Ling Kao, a teacher from the Keelung Municipal Anle Senior High School, Ju-Ying Ko a teacher from the New Taipei Municipal Hsin Tien Senior High School, Li-Shu Chen, the director of the NMMST, and Li Lo, the director of ecological documentary were invited to the talks.
The forums had a total of 220 participants, who provided specific and valuable suggestions to strengthen Taiwan’s marine development and cultivate international marine professionals through resource exchanges and interactive discussions among people with different backgrounds, as well as through practice promotion integrated into curriculum and teaching, which is capable of leading the participants to enhance the understanding of the trend of ocean change, to solve the problem of the gap between learning and applying, and to implement the fundamental way to create and lead the education development of marine professionals.