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IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

Advancing knowledge and cooperation for a healthy ocean and prosperous society

Our Programme

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WESTPAC welcomes scientists and resource managers interested in and committed to advancing knowledge on the Kuroshio, to join the Cooperative Study of Kuroshio and Adjacent Areas programme. Currently, a growing group of enthusiastic and passionate experts are dedicated to this programme. We look forward to your joining this collective effort!


Principal Investigators:

  • Kentaro Ando (Japan)


  • Xiaopei Lin (China)
  • Vo Si Tuan (Vietnam)
  • Yang-Ki Cho (South Korea)
  • Joon-Soo Lee (South Korea)
  • Gil Jacinto (Philippines)
  • Cesar Villanoy (Philippines)
  • Zainal Arifin (Indonesia)
  • Vyacheslav Lobanov (Russia)