SHIMA 2022

Workshop Overview

SHIMA is an outreach project that involves islands in Japan and around the world (all of which are collectively referred to as SHIMA) to educate people about the sustainability of island ecosystems and cultures.

The concept of SHIMA is based on these interrelated pillars: "science education outreach activities", "engagement between OIST scientists and neighboring communities", and "understanding sustainable island ecosystems and cultures". It is a workshop for high school students addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and island sustainability.

SHIMA 2022 is supported by U.S. General Consulate Naha.

shima: island in Japanese language

※ Please note that the content of the program may be adjusted, or the workshop may be held online depending on COVID-19 related restrictions.

SHIMA 2022 - Poster


Date August 16th (Tue) – 19th (Fri), 2022
Venue Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)
※ Please note that the program may be subject to change depending on COVID-19 related restrictions.
Eligble participants High school students living in Okinawa (15 students)
Registration fee Free registration (accommodation included)
※ Travel expenses are provided for participants from Okinawa remote islands.
Language English and Japanese
Application deadline July 19th, 2022 (Tue)
※ The selection result will be announced via email by the end of July 2022. Please check your settings to ensure that you can receive emails from domain.
Application method Please submit a personal statement (within 150 words in English) on why you wish to participate in this workshop.

Workshop Schedule

August 16th, 2022 (Tue) 15:00 - 18:30
August 17th, 2022 (Wed) 09:00 - 17:00
August 18th, 2022 (Thu) 09:00 - 17:00
August 19th, 2022 (Fri) 09:00 - 20:00
August 20th, 2022 (Sat) Participants from remote islands return home

※ This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Additional Information

【Meeting point】
The meeting point for the workshop will be at OIST.
Participants from Okinawa main island will need to arrange their own transportation to OIST (August 16th) and from OIST Seaside House (August 19th).

【Accommodation and Meals】
The workshop is of 4 days and 3 nights (5 days and 4 nights for participants from remote islands).
Accommodation and meals during the workshop will be provided by OIST. Participants will stay at OIST Seaside House. Map.


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