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IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

Advancing knowledge and cooperation for a healthy ocean and prosperous society

World Ocean Conference (WOC) 2009

Indonesia Government hosted the World Ocean Conference (WOC) 2009 to build commitment for sustainable management of marine resources on 11 – 15 May 2009. The Meeting consisted of International Ocean Science, Technology, and Policy Symposium 2009 and International Ocean Science, Technology and Industry Exhibition. This Meeting served as a forum for the world community to discuss current issues in the marine field which are related to climate change in order to achieve an international agreement and draw up an adaptive strategy to use of marine resources wisely for the benefit of humanity.