The Symposium on Global Maritime Cooperation and Ocean Governance (SGMCOG) was inaugurated in November 2020, which brought together over 500 participants and audience from different regions both online and offline, including eminent experts and scholars from marine-related research institutes around the world, foreign diplomats based in China, heads of relevant international organizations, officials from marine-related government departments in China and other countries, and journalists from media outlets.

The SGMCOG 2021 continued to offer an international platform for thought-provoking dialogues and promote academic research and exchange on maritime cooperation and ocean governance. It was conducted in hybrid format with both online and offline attendance. A meeting venue was set in Sanya, Hainan, China for participants and observers in China.





Day 1   9 November 2021, Tuesday (All times in GMT+8)

9:00-10:30 Opening Ceremony
10:30-10:50 Tea Break
10:50-12:50 Session 1 Opportunities and Challenges to Global Ocean Governance
12:50-15:00 Lunch break
15:00-17:00 Session 2 Reframe a Security Architecture in the South China Sea
15:00-17:00 Session 3 Ocean Governance Practices in the South China Sea
17:00-18:30 Closed-door Session on Future of Coastal Countries Cooperation (Invited only)
18:30-20:00 Reception Dinner
20:10-21:40 Closed-door Session on China-US relations (Invited only)

Day 2  10 November 2021, Wednesday (All times in GMT+8)

9:30-11:30 Session 4 Frontier Research on International Law of the Sea
9:30-11:30 Session 5 Ocean Governance Practices in the Arctic
11:30-13:00 Lunch break
13:10-13:25 Keynote Speech
13:30-15:30 Session 6 International Cooperation on Maritime Security and Safety under the Influence of Covid-19
13:30-15:30 Session 7 Blue Economy and Sustainable Ocean Development
15:30-15:50 Closing Ceremony