SHIMA 2023

Workshop Overview

SHIMA is an outreach project that aims to educate high school students 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 2023 is supported by U.S. General Consulate Naha.

shima: island in Japanese language

SHIMA 2023 - Poster


Date August 14th (Mon) – 18th (Fri), 2023
Venue Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)
Eligble participants High school students living in Okinawa (18 students)
Registration fee Free registration (accommodation included)
※ Travel expenses are provided for participants from Okinawa remote islands.
Language English and Japanese
Application deadline July 2nd, 2023 (Sun)
※ Application will start on June 1st, 2023
※ The selection result will be announced via email by the end of July 2023. 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 14th, 2023 (Mon) 14:30 - 17:30
August 15th, 2023 (Tue) 09:00 - 17:30
August 16th, 2023 (Wed) 09:00 - 17:30
August 17th, 2023 (Thu) 09:00 - 20:00
August 18th, 2023 (Fri) 09:00 - 12:30

※ 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 14th) and from OIST Seaside House (August 18th).

【Accommodation and Meals】
The workshop is of 5 days and 4 nights.
Accommodation and meals during the workshop will be provided by OIST. Participants will stay at OIST Seaside House. Map.


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