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IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

Advancing knowledge and cooperation for a healthy ocean and prosperous society

Work Area #6:

Knowledge Services and Hubs

Strengthen Ocean Knowledge

As the regional subsidiary body of IOC/UNESCO for the Western Pacific, WESTPAC coordinates, mobilizes, and promotes the participation of Member States and relevant scientific communities from the region in global discussions related to ocean, contributing to the generation of the latest knowledge and practical solutions to global ocean issues.

Meanwhile, the Sub-Commission enables Member States in the region to work together to develop and strengthen knowledge, delivers knowledge services, and enhances required capacity for the sustainable development of our ocean, coasts and seas in the region.


Coral Reef Restoration in the Western Pacific
Field guide for harmful jellyfish
Guidelines for marine microplastic sampling and lab analysis

To see more IOC published tools and guidelines, please refer to

Ocean Forecasting System

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(the website is currently undergoing maintenance.)

WESTPAC Biodiversity Portal

Standard Operating Procedures for Monitoring the Impacts of Ocean