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IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

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2nd Cooperative Study of the Kuroshio and its Adjacent Regions (CSK-2)

Endorsed CSK-2 Actions

Eleven Initiatives Endorsed as the CSK-2 Projects in Early 2023

The IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) is pleased to announce that a total of eleven projects have been endorsed as the CSK-2 projects, following the review and recommendations of the International Steering Committee for CSK-2 at its third session in Bangkok, Thailand, February 2023.


These initiatives were proposed, during October -December 2022, by various stakeholders from within and outside region, in response to the Sub-Commission’s first call for CSK-2 initiatives in September 2022.


Congratulations on all proponents and their project teams! Look forward to their active engagement and continued contribution toward achieving the CSK-2 objectives!

NumberProject namePrincipal Investigator (PI)
CSK-2/01/2023Observations in the Kuroshio’s origin

Akira Nagano

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

CSK-2/02/2023Kuroshio Extension Observatory (KEO)

Meghan F. Cronin

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

CSK-2/03/2023Time series observations of Kuroshio variability in the East China Sea

Hanna Na

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University

CSK-2/04/2023Climatic hotspot2 project

Masami Nonaka

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

CSK-2/05/2023Physical and biogeochemical dynamics in the Kuroshio-Oyashio Extension and their impacts on climate and fisheries

Zhaohui Chen

Ocean University of China

CSK-2/06/2023Dynamical and ecological interaction between the Kuroshio and coastal circulations

Kiyoshi Tanaka

Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo

CSK-2/07/2023Sub thermocline currents and eddies in the NEC-Kuroshio-MC region

Fan Wang

Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

CSK-2/08/2023Kuroshio Edge Exchange and the Shelf Ecosystem (KEES)

Feng Zhou

Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources (SIOMNR)

CSK-2/09/2023The Role of Ocean Dynamic for Fish Recruitment Process in the Coral Triangle Region

Augy Syahailatua

Research Centre for Oceanography, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) – Indonesia

CSK-2/10/2023Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management Along the Northern Pacific Seaboard, Philippines

Angel B. Encarnacion

Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Regional Office, the Philippines

CSK-2/11/2023Banggai Upwelling Dynamics and Ecosystem Experiment (BUDEE)

Agus S. Atmadipoera

Department of Marine Science and Technology, IPB University, Bogor Indonesia


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