Project ID 2210316041

The Western Pacific and its adjacent areas are highly populous, rapidly advancing, yet fragile. Humans livelihoods and prosperities have been inextricably linked to ocean, with large impacts on the surrounding coastal waters and marine ecosystems, such as marine pollution, overfishing, biodiversity and habitat loss and climate change. As such, it is imperative to strengthen sound scientific research, and enhance scientific capacity to underpin the sustainable governance of the ocean in the region. This activity aims to develop and strengthen research capacity of Member States in the Western Pacific, and contributes to the implementation of the IOC Capacity Development Strategy (2016-2023) and the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).

  • On-going

USD 50,570

Total Project Budget

USD 20,589

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Assessed Contribution - Assessed Contribution Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Contribution to Regular Budget 50,570 20,589

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
Outcome 3 - Enhance knowledge for climate action, biodiversity, water and ocean management, and disaster risk reduction Output: 3.IOC1 - Member States critically supported in strengthening their capacity to conduct marine scientific research, generate knowledge, and develop and implement science-based tools, services, and policies in order to reverse the decline in ocean health and accelerate the transition towards sustainable management of ocean-related risks and opportunities
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Youth | 40%
  • Small Island Developing States | 10%