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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:

  • Prof. Dr. Qiao Fangli (China)


  • Dr. Mohd Fadzil Mohd Akhir (Malaysia)
  • Dr. Somkiat Khokiattiwong (Thailand)
  • Dr. Budi Sulistiyo (Indonesia)

How to cite articles on the website?

The following are examples of how to cite articles on this website:

Web page with known publication date

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

Web page with unknown publication date

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.