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IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

Advancing knowledge and cooperation for a healthy ocean and prosperous society

UN 23:

Accelerating Capacity Development Transformation in the Western Pacific

Regional Network of Training and Research Centers (RTRCs) on Marine Science

RTRC on Ocean Dynamics and Climate

RTRC-ODC

RTRC-ODC was officially established through the agreement signed by IOC and the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO) of China at the 8th Intergovernmental Session of UNESCO/IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC-VIII) in Bali, Indonesia on 11 May 2010, which was the first RTRC of the UNESCO/IOC. ODC was officially inaugurated on 9 June 2011 in Qingdao. And the cooperation agreement with the work plan for 2015-2020 was renewed through the exchange of letters in 2015.

Aims to

  • Promote the international cooperation and enhance the research capacity and capability in WESTPAC region on ocean dynamics, air-sea interactions, climate change and numerical modeling through the provisions of international annual training courses and workshops to junior scientists and doctoral/master students mainly from the Member States of IOC in the Western Pacific.

More information is available at ODC website and Report 2020.

Achievements: activities conducted during 2016-2020

Regional Network of Training and Research Centers (RTRCs)

RTRC on Ocean Dynamics and Climate


Host Institute: 
First Institute of Oceanography (FIO), Qingdao, China


Establishment:

11 May 2010

RTRC on Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health

Host Institute: 
National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Jakarta, Indonesia


Establishment:

21-23 April 2017

RTRC on Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics


Host Institute: 
East China Normal University, Shanghai, China



Establishment:

2 April 2019

RTRC on Marine Toxins and Seafood Safety

Host Institute: 
Institute of Oceanography, Khánh Hòa, Vietnam



Establishment:

2 April 2019

RTRC on Reef Management and Restoration

Host Institute: 
University of the Philippines, Philippines



Establishment:

2 April 2019

RTRC on Coastal Contaminant Monitoring and Marine Innovation Technology

Host Institute: 
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China


Establishment:

4-7 April 2023