IOC Sub-Commission

for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

Safeguarding the Health of Ocean Ecosystems

a. Actively contribute to the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects.
b. Further develop the research and monitoring required for the prevention of marine environment degradation, and the maintenance of biodiversity and the sustainable use of marine habitats.
c. Identify and develop the capacity-building necessary for maintenance of healthy ocean ecosystems focusing on the regional needs.

Contributing Programmes and Projects

South East Asian Regional GOOS

North-East Asian Regional GOOS

Harmful Algal Blooms

Ocean Remote Sensing

Responses of Marine Hazards to Climate Change in the Western Pacific

Coral Reefs under Climate and Anthropogenic Perturbations

South China Sea Fluvial Sediments and Environmental Changes