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Regional Projects

  Near-East Asian Regional GOOS (NEAR-GOOS)

Introduction

NEAR-GOOS is the North-East Asian Regional GOOS program. It is being implemented by China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation as a WESTPAC project. It is intended to provide an operational demonstration of the usefulness of a regional ocean observing system in the achievement of its own specific goals and as a pilot project for other parts of the world.

Member States 

       
China Japan Republic
of Korea
Russian
Federation

Raleted Linkages 

China

Japan

Republic of Korea

Russian Federation

  Southeast Asian GOOS (SEAGOOS)

Introduction

The Southeast Asian Global Ocean Observing System (SEAGOOS) was initiated in the 90's but was formally established in October 2003 at the SEAGOOS Summit held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Member States 

         
Australia Japan China Thailand Vietnam

Raleted Linkages 

http://ioc.unesco.org/goos/SEAGOOS/SEAGOOS.htm
http://www.iwsea.org/partners/seagoos
http://gosic.org/goos/SEA-GOOS-program-overview.htm

  Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP)

Introduction

The Action Plan for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Northwest Pacific Region (NOWPAP) was adopted in September 1994 as a part of the Regional Seas Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Implementation of NOWPAP contributes to the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) in the Northwest Pacific region.
The geographical scope of NOWPAP covers the marine environment and coastal zones from about 121 degree E to 143 degree E longitude, and from approximately 33 degree N to 52 degree N latitude.

Member States 

       
China Japan Republic
of Korea
Russian
Federation

Raleted Linkages 

http://www.nowpap.org/
http://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/environment/nowpap.html

  Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem

Introduction

A monsoon regime prevails over this Large Marine Ecosystem (LME). Intensive fishing is the primary force driving the LME, with climate as the secondary driving force. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is supporting an LME project in the Yellow Sea to address critical threats to the coastal and marine environment, and to promote ecosystem-based management of coastal and marine resources. China, North Korea and South Korea are the 3 countries bordering the semi-enclosed Yellow Sea LME. Book chapters and articles pertaining to this LME include She, 1999; Tang, 1989; Tang et al, 1999; and Zhang and Kim, 1999.

Member States 

     
China Republic
of Korea

Raleted Linkages 

http://www.yslme.org/
http://www.eoearth.org/article/Yellow_Sea_large_marine_ecosystem

  IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (IOC/WESTPAC)

Introduction

IOC started with a regional programme in the Western Pacific in 1965. The first project involved the Kuroshio current which flows from the tropical Pacific northward via the East China Sea towards the North Western Pacific. Twelve countries in the region participated and supported the joint research project.
Other projects followed. In 1977, a Regional Committee for the Western Pacific was established during the 10th IOC Assembly in Paris. Since 1979 regular sessions of the committee were held, coordinated by the IOC Headquarters in Paris. Initially emphasis of the tasks of the committee was on fundamental research but its programme subsequently evolved in line with IOC's main thrusts.
In 1989 the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific was tranformed into the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC). Its main task was to develop, co-ordinate and implement regional marine scientific research programmes, ocean observations and services, data and information management and capacity building, all these in the context of priority interests of the Member States in the region.

Member States 

 

Australia
China,P.R. Fiji France Indonesia Japan Korea
D.P.R.
Korea,R. Malaysia New Zealand
Philippines Russian
Federation
Samoa Singapore Solomon
Islands
Thailand Tonga UK USA Vietnam
 

Raleted Linkages 

http://unescobkk.org/westpac/
http://www.unescobkk.org/special-programmes/westpac/

 

 

 

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ODINWESTPAC
Member States
Australia
China,P.R. Fiji France Indonesia Japan Korea
D.P.R.
Korea,R. Malaysia New Zealand
 
Philippines Russian
Federation
Samoa Singapore Solomon
Islands
Thailand Tonga UK USA Vietnam