WESTPAC People and Groups
WESTPAC Officers (2012-present)
|Dr Somkiat Khokiattiwong (Thailand)
|Dr. Youn-Ho Lee (Republic of Korea)
|Dr. Vo Si Tuan (Vietnam)
WESTPAC Officers (Chairperson and two Vice-chairpersons) are elected by delegates at each intergovernmental Session. They shall be from Member States in the region and serve for one Session and one intersessional period. They may be re-elected for one additional term of office.
The current Chairman is Dr Somkiat Khokiattiwong from Thailand. Vice-chairpersons are Dr Youn-Ho Lee from Republic of Korea and Dr Vo Si Tuan from Vietnam serving as the First Vice-Chairperson and Second Vice-Chairperson respectively.
|• Previous WESTPAC Officers|
WESTPAC Advisory Group (2013-present)
|Dr Somkiat Khokiattiwong||Dr Vo Si
|Dr Kentaro Ando||Prof Dr Nor Aieni Haji Mokhtar||Dr Gil Suico Jacinto|
The WESTPAC Advisory Group, composed of the Officers of the Sub-Commission and up to five additional experts in relevant disciplines of marine science, has the responsibility to provide scientific and technical advice on the development, planning and implementation of the activities of the Sub-Commission.
The Head of the WESTPAC Office is an ex-officio member for the Group, and will be responsible for the follow-up and coordination of all actions/activities resulting from the WESTPAC Advisory Group.
|• WESTPAC Advisory Group|
|• Previous WESTPAC Advisory Group|
WESTPAC Working Groups
WESTPAC Programme and Project Groups
Marine Science and Applications
|• North East Asian Regional Global Ocean Observing System (NEAR-GOOS)
• South East Asian Regional Global Ocean Observing System (SEAGOOS)
|• Monsoon Onset Monitoring and its Social and Ecosystem Impact (SEAGOOS-MOMSEI)|
|• Ocean Forecasting Demonstration (SEAGOOS-OFS)|
WESTPAC Capacity Development Groups
UNESCO/IOC Regional Network of Training and Research Centers on Marine Science
|• IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate (ODC)|