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Op-Ed: Empowering Women in Ocean Science is Crucial to Environmental Recovery Efforts in Asia-Pacific

Like many of her male counterparts who regularly endure long and exhausting ocean research expeditions, the braving of challenging environs makes for a typical workday for Aileen Tan Shau Hwai,… Continue reading Op-Ed: Empowering Women in Ocean Science is Crucial to Environmental Recovery Efforts in Asia-Pacific

Kickoff the UN Ocean Decade in the Western Pacific for transformative ocean science solutions

This decade is the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (UN Ocean Decade)! On November 25-26, 2021, nearly three thousand people coming from more than sixty countries gathered… Continue reading Kickoff the UN Ocean Decade in the Western Pacific for transformative ocean science solutions

By 24 Oct 2021! Call for expression of interest in the WESTPAC Intercalibration Exercise on pH and Total Alkalinity Measurement

The IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) is pleased to call for expression of interest in joining its intercalibration exercise on pH and Total Alkalinity measurement. This intercalibration was… Continue reading By 24 Oct 2021! Call for expression of interest in the WESTPAC Intercalibration Exercise on pH and Total Alkalinity Measurement

Ocean science providing sustainable development solutions takes spotlight at the recent WESTPAC Session

More than 120 Representatives from 13 Member States of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific and Adjacent Areas (WESTPAC) met on 27-29 April 2021 for the 13th Intergovernmental Session,… Continue reading Ocean science providing sustainable development solutions takes spotlight at the recent WESTPAC Session

Obituary of Professor Keisuke Taira (Japan, 1941-2021) – He will be dearly missed.

Professor Dr. Keisuke Taira (Japan, 1941-2021), a leading physical oceanographer in Japan, was the head of Japanese delegation to IOC governing body meetings from late 1990s to early 2000s.  He… Continue reading Obituary of Professor Keisuke Taira (Japan, 1941-2021) – He will be dearly missed.

Need to accelerate ‘upwelling’ studies highlighted at 2nd WESTPAC Workshop on Upwelling

Despite their close link to high ocean productivity, upwelling systems remain poorly investigated in the South China Sea and its adjacent seas. Ongoing and future actions to rectify this were… Continue reading Need to accelerate ‘upwelling’ studies highlighted at 2nd WESTPAC Workshop on Upwelling

Thailand’s Long-term ocean acidification monitoring in action

A group of marine scientists at Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) reviewed the results of ocean acidification monitoring in 160 sites across the Gulf of Thailand and… Continue reading Thailand’s Long-term ocean acidification monitoring in action

Sharing knowledge from the world’s most extensive mangrove area

This week, students, researchers and conservationists from around the Western Pacific region have come together virtually to learn about mangrove health assessment from Indonesia, home to 22 percent or three million hectares… Continue reading Sharing knowledge from the world’s most extensive mangrove area

Towards co-designing and co-delivering ocean science solutions for sustainable development in the Western Pacific and adjacent areas

The coming decade will be big – for the ocean, the various communities who have a stake in a healthy ocean, and indeed the whole world. “Think big!” urged Vladimir… Continue reading Towards co-designing and co-delivering ocean science solutions for sustainable development in the Western Pacific and adjacent areas

How early warning and education could save lives

Join the IOC & UNDRR’s webinars on Tsunami Early Warning and Preparedness (Nov 03-10, 2020). The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO works to coordinate national and regional tsunami early warning services, raising… Continue reading How early warning and education could save lives