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IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

Advancing knowledge and cooperation for a healthy ocean and prosperous society

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Building on the success and experience from the past ten-year’s development, we are developing the second phase science and implementation plan, with a particular focus on South China Sea monsoon and its linkage with other monsoon components, such as South Asian monsoon, Australian monsoon, East African monsoon and Western North Pacific monsoon.
WESTPAC welcomes scientists and resource managers interested in and committed to advancing knowledge on monsoon onset, variability, social and ecosystem impacts, to join MOMSEI project.

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WESTPAC. What are the marginal seas in the Western Pacific Ocean?. IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific website,, 13/04/20.

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WESTPAC. Material exchange and transport with the Kuroshio and eddies and mixing. IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific website,, accessed on 13/04/20.