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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

OA monitoring pilot sites

To ensure that the data collected are comparable within and among countries and that the monitoring systems could be sustainable, we, with technical assistance from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), develop a set of consistent, comparable, and cost-effective Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for monitoring the impacts of ocean acidification on coral reef ecosystems in the Western Pacific and adjacent regions.

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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.