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IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

Advancing knowledge and cooperation for a healthy ocean and prosperous society

Five distinguished scientists awarded the WESTPAC Outstanding Scientists 2024

On 23 April 2024, the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) announced the winners of its Outstanding Scientist Awards 2024. Five ocean scientists were honored for their scientific achievements and long term dedication and contribution to ocean science development and cooperation in the region.

The selection involved broad consultations with  various scientific communities in the region, with nominations put forth by the WESTPAC Advisory Group.  Established in 2011, the ” Outstanding Scientist Award” serves as a testament to the enduring commitment of ocean scientists in the region who have made significant contributions to ocean science development and cooperation in the region.

Outstanding Scientist Awards 2024

(left to right)

Gil Suico Jacinto, University of the Philippines, the Philippines

Zainal Arifin, National Research and Innovation Agency, Indonesia

Vo Si Tuan, Institute of Oceanography, Vietnam

Thamasak Yemin, Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand

Daoji Li, East China Normal University, China