Healthy Oceans Tech and Finance Forum

Organizers: Asian Development Bank
Date and time
26 - 28 January 2022
09:00 am - 05:30 pm Manila Time
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The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Healthy Oceans Tech and Finance Forum, held on 26 to 28 January 2022, featured innovative technologies, good practices, case studies, and practical solutions to protect and enhance the health and resilience of ocean ecosystems and coastal communities in the region. 

The three-day forum covered four thematic tracks: (1) Plastics-Free Oceans, (2) Coastal Resilience, (3) Ocean Finance, and (4) Blue Foods, and included talks by oceans champions, seaside conversations with ADB management, and special spotlight sessions. Deep dives under each thematic track featured ocean science, innovations, and technologies along with traditional approaches with potential for scale-up.

An interactive virtual expo showcased technology solutions for enhancing ocean health from businesses, research institutes, governments, and international and local organizations.  

This is a flagship event under the ADB Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies which aims to increase ocean investments and technical assistance to developing member countries.