Dao Viet Ha, Member of the Sub-Commission Advisory Group, Director of the Institute of Oceanography, VAST, honored in the esteemed Vietnam Glory Program 2024

As the first and sole female Director in the 102-year history of the Institute of Oceanography, Vietnam and concurrently serving as the Chairwoman of Vietnam National Committee for the UNESCO… Continue reading Dao Viet Ha, Member of the Sub-Commission Advisory Group, Director of the Institute of Oceanography, VAST, honored in the esteemed Vietnam Glory Program 2024

Obituary of Professor Keisuke Taira (Japan, 1941-2021) – He will be dearly missed.

Professor Dr. Keisuke Taira (Japan, 1941-2021), a leading physical oceanographer in Japan, was the head of Japanese delegation to IOC governing body meetings from late 1990s to early 2000s.  He… Continue reading Obituary of Professor Keisuke Taira (Japan, 1941-2021) – He will be dearly missed.

The loss of our esteemed scientist, Prof. Toshiyuki Hirano on August 19, 2020

It is with deep regret that we have to announce the loss of our esteemed scientist, Prof. Toshiyuki Hirano on August 19, 2020. Prof. Hirano is a Professor Emeritus of… Continue reading The loss of our esteemed scientist, Prof. Toshiyuki Hirano on August 19, 2020

“He Lies at our Hearts”

It is with our great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and esteemed colleague, Prof. Dr. Iskandar Zulkarnain on July 2, 2017. Pak Iskandar is the… Continue reading “He Lies at our Hearts”

Professor Mitsuo Uematsu awarded Japan Prime Minister’s Prize

On 25 August 2016, Professor Mitsuo Uematsu, Co-Chair of the WESTPAC Working Group on Asian Dust and its Impact on Ocean Ecosystem (2010-2015), was awarded the Japan Prime Minister’s Commendations… Continue reading Professor Mitsuo Uematsu awarded Japan Prime Minister’s Prize

Dr Yutaka Michida awarded Japan Prime Minister’s Prize

On 16 July 2015, Dr Yutaka Michida, a winner for the “WESTPAC Outstanding Scientists”, was given the Prize at the Japan’s Prime Minister’s Office in recognition of his outstanding achievements… Continue reading Dr Yutaka Michida awarded Japan Prime Minister’s Prize

Voice from WESTPAC Scientists on the occasion of World Oceans Day 2014

8 June has been designated in 2008 by the United Nations as World Oceans Day. On June 8th, a number of celebrations have been held around the world to raise… Continue reading Voice from WESTPAC Scientists on the occasion of World Oceans Day 2014

Five Marine Scientists Awarded WESTPAC Outstanding Scientists 2014

Dr. Fangli Qiao (China), Dr. Suchana Chavanich (Thailand), Dr. Yutaka Michida (Japan), Dr. Nguyen Tac An (Vietnam), and Dr. Yasuwo Fukuyo (Japan) were awarded WESTPAC Outstanding Scientist 2014 on 22… Continue reading Five Marine Scientists Awarded WESTPAC Outstanding Scientists 2014

WESTPAC elected its new officers

Dr. Somkiat Khokiattiwong from Thailand, Dr. Youn-Ho Lee from Republic of Korea and Dr. Vo Si Tuan from Vietnam were named to be the new Chairperson, First Vice-Chairperson and Second… Continue reading WESTPAC elected its new officers

Five Prestigious Individuals and One National Agency awarded IOC’s 50th Anniversary Certificate

IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (IOC/WESTPAC) presented the IOC 50th Anniversary Certificate on 28 March 2011 at its Eighth International Scientific Symposium, Busan, Republic of Korea, to the Department… Continue reading Five Prestigious Individuals and One National Agency awarded IOC’s 50th Anniversary Certificate