IOC Sub-Commission

for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)


During the 8th IOC/WESTPAC International Scientific Symposium, 28 – 31 March 2011, an open discussion session was held to explain the project to the symposium participants and recruit more interested scientists: 34 experts joined the project by submitting their intent of participation.

They shared information obtained from similar works conducted in each country and discussed how to pursue the project. They agreed on the needs of a collaborative project such as DRMREEF among the WESTPAC countries in order to get a common standard measure to identify the diverse marine organisms and to understand the marine ecosystem of the WESTPAC region as a whole.

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