IOC Sub-Commission

for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)



Long term objectives are:

1. Understanding of the biological and chemical nature, population dynamics and environmental effects of harmful algae and their bioactive products.

2. Prevention of ill consequences caused by HABs, through providing scientific knowledge useful for establishment of reliable cost- and load-effective management systems including monitoring and research.

© Yasuwo Fukuyo & Po Teen Lim - Micrographs of harmful algae species, from left 1. Pseudonitszchia spp
2. Pyro 3. Ceratium 4. Ostreopsis.

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