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Apr 01, 2014 PhD Openings at the Delft University of Technology on Water Governance
Partner/Collaborator News The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology has openings for two PhD candidates for interdisciplinary research projects in the area of water governance. The PhD candidates' work will be part of projects financed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), under its programme "Urbanising Deltas of the World".
Feb 19, 2014 PEMSEA Joins SOI Workshop on Building Capacities to Meet Aichi Targets
PEMSEA News Guangzhou, PR China — Bringing together regional experts in marine biodiversity conservation and fisheries management, the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Capacity-building Workshop for South, East and Southeast Asia was held last 9–13 December 2013. Anna Rita Cano read more
Feb 19, 2014 PEMSEA Shares Experience at 7th GEF IW Conference in Barbados
PEMSEA News Bridgetown, Barbados — The Caribbean island nation of Barbados hosted over 200 delegates for the 7th Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Waters Conference (IWC7) from 28-31 October 2013. Organized by the GEF International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network (IW:LEARN), the biennial event facilitated the sharing of experiences and good practices among GEF-supported initiatives on the sustainable management of transboundary waters. Anna Rita Cano read more
Dec 19, 2013 GEF Council Meeting Highlights PEMSEA Achievements
Washington, DC, USA — In recognition of the role of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as organizations that were instrumental to its success, PEMSEA attended the recent GEF Council Meeting last 5 November 2013 to present its achievements in the East Asian Seas region for the past 20 years.
Dec 19, 2013 PEMSEA Shares ICM and SDS-SEA Experience in Pacem in Maribus
Bangkok, Thailand — PEMSEA participated at the 34th Pacem in Maribus (Peace in the Oceans) Conference to contribute to discussions on current marine issues and challenges relevant to the event’s theme, "International Forum on Sustainable Governance of the Ocean."
Dec 19, 2013 Ensuring Continuity and Sustainability for PEMSEA's Next Phase
PEMSEA News Quezon City, Philippines — In preparation for PEMSEA's entry to its fourth phase in 2014, the 13th Executive Committee Meeting focused on the key actions needed to ensure smooth transition in operations and mechanisms and help strengthen the organization’s self-financing capacity. Anna Rita Cano read more
Dec 19, 2013 XWOW 2013 Advances Blue Economy and Marine Cooperation
PEMSEA News Xiamen, PR China — This year's Xiamen World Ocean Week (XWOW) held last 8–14 November focused on commitments to supporting an ocean-based blue economy in the East Asian Seas region and bolstering ties with partners in pursuit of future initiatives in marine cooperation. Anna Rita Cano read more
Dec 19, 2013 PEMSEA and PR China Celebrates 20 Years of Partnership
PEMSEA News Xiamen, PR China — The State Oceanic Administration of PR China (SOA) convened the PEMSEA Achievement Exchange Meeting and the Symposium on the 20th Anniversary of PEMSEA Implementation in China during the Xiamen World Ocean Week (XWOW) 2013 as a move to commemorate two decades of partnership between PEMSEA and China. Anna Rita Cano read more
Dec 19, 2013 Vietnam Steps Up Oil Spill Preparedness and ESI Mapping
PEMSEA News Phan Thiet, Vietnam — Vietnam's National Southern Oil Spill Response Center (NASOS) conducted a workshop on Establishing the Provincial Oil Spill Response Contingency Plan (OCPP) and Provincial Environmental Sensitivity Index Map (ESI-MP) in Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan province on 5–7 October. This initiative is part of Vietnam’s commitment to support the Joint Statement and Framework Programme for Joint Oil Spill Preparedness and Response in the Gulf of Thailand.
Dec 19, 2013 PEMSEA and Guimaras Maintain Strong Partnership for ICM
PEMSEA News Guimaras, Philippines — Leadership changes among local governments are inevitable. To ensure that full-fledged support to integrated coastal management (ICM) implementation remains strong, communicating with local chief executives and partners in ICM sites is a continuing process. Anna Rita Cano read more
Dec 19, 2013 Dr. Chua Thia-Eng Named EAS Partnership Council Chair Emeritus
PEMSEA News Quezon City, Philippines — In recognition of his valuable contribution to PEMSEA as a leader and mentor, Dr. Chua Thia-Eng was named as Chair Emeritus of the East Asian Seas Partnership Council during the 13th Executive Committee Meeting held on 28–29 October. Anna Rita Cano read more
Nov 29, 2013 WESTPAC Calls for Abstracts and Manuscripts
Partner/Collaborator News The Sub-commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) has extended the deadline for submission of abstracts for its Ninth International Scientific Symposium to 15 December. Anna Rita Cano read more
Oct 30, 2013 PEMSEA to Host GEF International Waters Workshop on Knowledge Management
PEMSEA News Quezon City, Philippines — PEMSEA will be hosting the Second Asia-Pacific Regional Targeted Workshop for Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Waters (IW) Projects scheduled on 4-6 December. The planned workshop aims to utilize knowledge management to transform good practices in integrated water resource management (IWRM), integrated coastal management (ICM) and integrated river basin and coastal area management (IRBCAM or ICARM) into investments and financing that will support the sustainable development ...
Oct 30, 2013 NOWPAP at Global Meeting of Regional Seas and Global Land-Ocean Connections Conference
Partner/Collaborator News A NOWPAP representative attended the 15th Global Meeting of Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans (GMRS) held in Montego Bay, Jamaica on 30 September – 1 October 2013. The Second Global Land-Ocean Connections Conference (GLOC-2) was held at the same venue on 2-4 October where work plans of three global partnerships (on marine litter, nutrients and wastewater) were discussed in detail. Anna Rita Cano read more
Oct 30, 2013 PEMSEA is now ISO 9001: 2008 certified
PEMSEA News Quezon City, Philippines — As a testament of its commitment to pursuing excellence and providing quality services, PEMSEA received its ISO 9001:2008 certification last October, adding confidence and credibility to the organization as it continues to champion sustainable development of the seas of East Asia. Anna Rita Cano Renato Cardinal read more
Aug 16, 2013 NOWPAP MERRAC Organized Focal Points Meeting
Partner/Collaborator News Incheon, RO Korea — NOWPAP Marine Environmental Emergency Preparedness and Response Regional Activity Centre (MERRAC) held its 16th Focal Points Meeting and the 8th Competent National Authority Meeting on 17-21 June 2013 in Incheon. Anna Rita Cano (on maternity leave) read more
Aug 16, 2013 NOWPAP DINRAC Convened 11th Focal Points Meeting
Partner/Collaborator News Beijing, PR China — NOWPAP Data and Information Network Regional Activity Center (DINRAC) held its 11th Focal Points Meeting on 24-25 July 2013 in Beijing. The goals of this meeting were to review ongoing projects, discuss suggested activities for 2014-2015, and agree on the work plan and budget for the 2014-2015 biennium (to be approved by the 18th NOWPAP IGM in December 2013).
Aug 16, 2013 CEARAC Expert Meeting on Marine Biodiversity and Eutrophication
Partner/Collaborator News Toyama, Japan — NOWPAP Special Monitoring and Coastal Environmental Assessment Regional Activity Centre (CEARAC) organized the Expert Meeting on Marine Biodiversity and Eutrophication on 5-6 August 2013 in Toyama. Experts from NOWPAP member states (PR China, RO Korea, Japan and Russia) together with representatives from the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) and Japan Ocean Policy Research Foundation (OPRF) participated in the meeting.
Jul 29, 2013 NOWPAP at 8th Global Gathering
Partner/Collaborator News Busan, RO Korea — NOWPAP participated in the Global Gathering 2013 in Busan, RO Korea, displaying UNEP and NOWPAP posters, brochures, publications and promotional items to the public on 25 May. read more
Jul 22, 2013 PEMSEA Celebrates 20 Years of Progressive Partnerships for the Shared Seas of East Asia
PEMSEA News Manila, Philippines — The Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) marked 20 years of spearheading the sustainable development of the East Asian Seas in a momentous celebration held on 10 July at the Diamond Hotel in Manila, Philippines. read more