IOC Sub-Commission

for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

Prevention and Reduction of the Impacts of Natural Hazards

a. Promote integrated and sustained monitoring and warning systems for coastal and oceanic natural hazards,
b. Develop comprehensive scientific research programmes to further understanding mechanisms of ocean natural hazards,
c. Promote comprehensive assessment of risk from marine natural hazards,
d. Educate communities at risk with respect to natural-hazard impact prevention, preparedness and mitigation measures through symposia, conferences, workshops, seminars and forums.


Contributing Programmes and Projects

South East Asian Regional GOOS

North-East Asian Regional GOOS

Harmful Algal Blooms

Ocean Remote Sensing

South China Sea Fluvial Sediments and Environmental Changes

Coral Reefs under Climate and Anthropogenic Perturbations