UN Decade Action 21 Commences Marine Spatial Planning Roadmap for the Western Pacific

On 24 April 2024, the UN Ocean Decade Action -UN21 “Accelerate Marine Spatial planning (MSP) in the Western Pacific”, convened over forty government officials, marine spatial planning experts, and relevant… Continue reading UN Decade Action 21 Commences Marine Spatial Planning Roadmap for the Western Pacific

Full steam ahead for the Ocean Decade Regional Marine Science Conference

Towards achieving the goal of the 2nd UN Ocean Decade Regional Conference & 11th WESTPAC International Marine Science Conference (Hereinafter referred to “ the Conference”) which will take place in… Continue reading Full steam ahead for the Ocean Decade Regional Marine Science Conference

Commemorative plaque unveiled for marine spatial planning demonstration site in Chonburi Province, Thailand

On 6 December 2023, the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) unveiled a plaque for Chonburi Province, Thailand, a demonstration site in Thailand for marine spatial planning, representing a… Continue reading Commemorative plaque unveiled for marine spatial planning demonstration site in Chonburi Province, Thailand

Harness the potential of environmental DNA for marine biodiversity conservation

On 27-29 November 2023, the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) in partnership with the Marine and Coastal Resources Research and Development Institute (Thailand) and the Nanjing University (China),… Continue reading Harness the potential of environmental DNA for marine biodiversity conservation

Thailand Kicked off its first-ever Training of Marine Spatial Planning Trainers

Some thirty national and provincial governmental officers were gathered at a Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Training Workshop from 28th August to 1st September 2023 in Ayutthaya, Thailand. This MSP Training… Continue reading Thailand Kicked off its first-ever Training of Marine Spatial Planning Trainers

Amplify marine spatial planning in the Western Pacific for a blue economy

On 16 December 2022, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC) and its Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) brought together more than one hundred practitioners and stakeholders from national… Continue reading Amplify marine spatial planning in the Western Pacific for a blue economy

Call for Experts in Marine Spatial Planning: Deadline – 10 June 2023

Call for Nominations for the Group of Experts (GoE) in Marine Spatial Planning in the Western Pacific and its Adjacent Areas Deadline for the nominations: 10 June 2023 The IOC… Continue reading Call for Experts in Marine Spatial Planning: Deadline – 10 June 2023