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Ocean Decade Virtual Series: Co-designing the Ocean Science we need for the Western Pacific and adjacent areas

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

UN Agency


The Decade will provide a framework for collaborative and participative ocean research, and support better integration of diverse knowledge systems from different science disciplines and ocean communities.

This virtual session “Co-designing the science we need for the Western Pacific and adjacent areas” is convened by UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific, with the support of the Swedish Ministry of the Environment, as part of the Ocean Decade Virtual Series.

It will explore opportunities and challenges and discuss best practices to deliver co-designed, solution-oriented research that will lead to transformative Decade Actions with long-lasting benefits to the ocean and society.

The session will be organised in two parts:
-Part 1 – What are the main challenges and opportunities for collaborative research at regional level?
-Part 2 – What are the capacity development, training, education and resource needs at regional level?






-Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)
-Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia
-Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
-Ministry of Natural Resources, China
-Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand
-Indonesian Institute of Sciences
-Sasakawa Peace Foundation
-First Institute of Oceanography, China
-Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology
-Phuket Marine Biological Center
-Institute of Oceanography, Vietnam
-Viet Nam Seaculture Association

With the support of:
- Swedish Ministry of the Environment


Wenxi Zhu 
Head of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)


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