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WESTPAC Advisory Group Meeting 2013, Bangkok, Thailand, 27-29 March 2013

   WESTPAC Advisory Group Meeting 2013 will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, 27-29 March 2013 with the kind host of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources of Thailand. The major objectives for the meeting are to i) brief on the status and challenges of WESTPAC; ii) brainstorm a road map for the future of WESTPAC; and iii) deliberate on the 25th Anniversary of WESTPAC 2014 and the 9th WESTPAC International Scientific Symposium in Vietnam 2014.


   WESTPAC Advisory Group has been established since 2008 as a mechanism for providing scientific and technical advice to the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) on the development, planning and implementation of the activities of the Sub-Commission.

   In January 2013 five regional experts were newly elected to be the members of the WESTPAC Advisory Group (2013-2014, renewable). The group will be chaired by Dr. Youn-Ho Lee (Republic of Korea) with composition of Dr. Somkiat Khokiattiwong (Thailand), Dr. Vo Si Tuan (Vietnam), Dr. Weidong Yu (China), Dr. Zainal Arifin (Indonesia), Dr. Kentaro Ando (Japan), Dr. Nor Aieni Haji Mokhtar (Malaysia ) and Dr. Gil Suico Jacinto (Philippines) and meet at the WESTPAC Advisory Group Meeting 2013.

   The immediate task for this Group is how to advocate the 25th Anniversary of WESTPAC, organize the 9th WESTPAC international Scientific Symposium, Vietnam 2014, and other challenges being faced by this Sub-Commission to continuously demonstrate the power of marine scientific community with a view to assisting member countries in the sustainable development of their marine and coastal resources.

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Written By: Administrator Account
Date Posted: 4/18/2013
Number of Views: 3108

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