Advancing knowledge and cooperation for a healthy ocean and prosperous society
The CSK-2 provides an international cooperative framework for participating countries, their ocean research institutions and other interested stakeholders to advance ocean science and technological innovations, leverage resources and research infrastructures, and foster partnerships that can generate the required knowledge on the Kuroshio, its changing conditions, and associated environmental, social and economic impacts.
To achieve its ambitious objectives and societal outcomes, CSK-2 will be underpinned by a number of initiatives addressing different aspects of the Kuroshio, which will be developed and carried out by a wide range of stakeholders, including, but not limited to, governmental agencies, research institutions, international organizations/programmes, NGOs, and education sectors.
The request for endorsement of CSK-2 initiatives will be via periodic calls for CSK-2 initiatives, to ensure alignment of the proposed initiative with the CSK-2 objectives and societal outcomes. The endorsement criteria for CSK-2 include: