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IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

Advancing knowledge and cooperation for a healthy ocean and prosperous society

Our Team

The WESTPAC Office (Decade Coordination Office) carries out diverse day to day work, ranging from strategic and technical support to programme development and implementation, from resource mobilization to partnership building.


We warmly welcome you to join with us to catalyze transformative ocean science solutions for sustainable development!

Wenxi Zhu

Head of the Office

Somkiat Khokiattiwong

Programme Officer for Marine Biodiversity

Nachapa Saransuth

Senior Programme Assistant

Decade Regional Coordination Officer

Zhiwei Zhang

Programme Officer for Marine Spatial Planning

Shengle Yin

Junior Professional Officer

Ocean Science Communication

Administrative Staff

Knowledge and Information Management