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The quarterly covers the news on:
NEAT - a satellite - based technique to keep an eye on growing eutrophication threat to oceans (2019)
Asian Development Bank sets aside $5bn to boost marine economy, clean up oceans
S. Korea Aims to Halve Plastics in Local Waters by 2030
More Microplastics in Deep Sea Than Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

The quarterly covers the news on:
-NOWPAP marks 20 years of partnership with Japan's marine conservation center
-Good ocean data science is crucial for protecting and nurturing the world's oceans
-Northwest Pacific Regional Seas Programme to support 'Clean Beach City Alliance' against marine litter

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

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Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

After NOWPAP Member States approved an ambitious work programme for the next 2 years at the 22nd Intergovernmental Meeting in 2017, the Regional Coordinating Unit and Regional Activity Centers (RACs) spent valuable time in planning and preparing work plans for the biennium.

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

Report Oceans & seas

This report provides the first systematic overview on the impacts of major pressures on marine biodiversity in the NOWPAP region, namely: eutrophication, non-indigenous species, and habitat alteration, which are assessed using a DPSIR framework.

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

It was a busy period for NOWPAP Regional Activity Centers and Coordinating Unit that culminated in the 22nd NOWPAP Intergovernmental Meeting held on December 19-21 in Toyama, Japan. The meeting was a prime time to reflect on our common achievements of the year and consider future development to be shaped in the emerging Medium-Term Strategy 2018-2023.

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

A successful international workshop on seagrass monitoring was organized by our Monitoring and Assessment Center in Himi, Toyama Prefecture.

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

The quarterly covers the news on:
Highlights of Progress of NOWPAP Regional Activity Centers (RACs)
UN Environment launched a Global Campaign on Marine Litter
NOWPAP shared experience with the Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem Project (YSLME) on means of addressing marine litter

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

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Twenty-first Intergovernmental Meeting of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP) renews commitment of member states for strengthening regional cooperation on environmentally sustainable development

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  • Twenty-first Intergovernmental Meeting of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP) renews commitment of member states for strengthening regional cooperation on environmentally sustainable development

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2016 NOWPAP International Coastal Cleanup and NOWPAP-TEMM Joint Workshop on Marine Litter Management held in Slavyanka, Russia
NOWPAP RCU staff joined local beach clean-up in Toyama

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

Report Oceans & seas

This report constitutes an examination and compilation of the best practices on collection, disposal, research and development, and policy-based management in dealing with marine litter in fisheries, aquaculture and shipping sectors in the NOWPAP region.

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

The contents of the brochure are as follows:
Brief information on marine litter
Measures and best practices for the prevention of marine litter
Call for action by the general public

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

During the implementation of NOWPAP Marine Litter Activity, a regional overview regarding marine litter in the NOWPAP region was prepared in October 2007, based on the data and information available in the region (from 2002 to 2005) on existing legal instruments, institutional arrangements, programmes and initiatives. It was then slightly updated and reprinted in 2008.

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

Report Oceans & seas

This report provides a basis for discussions that will lead to the development of a unified approach to eutrophication assessment that can be used to determine the eutrophication status of the entire NOWPAP sea area and contribute to the improvement of water quality in coastal and open sea areas in the region.

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Report Oceans & seas

This publication – an outcome of the project on Marine Invasive Species in the NOWPAP region 2009-1010 - consists of national reports by NOWPAP member states on Marine Invasive Species, as well as a regional overview on Marine Invasive Species in the entire NOWPAP region.

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Report Oceans & seas

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Seas office released the Marine Biodiversity Assessment and Outlook: Global Synthesis, which provides the first systematic overview at a sub-global scale of the state of knowledge of marine biodiversity, the pressures it currently faces and the management frameworks in place for addressing those pressures. 

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Report Oceans & seas

This report is divided into two parts with the ultimate aim of introducing technologies related to marine litter. The first part is concerned with prevention and collection of marine litter after establishing an understanding of its generation.

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Report Oceans & seas

As a part of measures to prepare against marine incidents involving Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) in the NOWPAP region, this report, developed by an Expert Group nominated by MERRAC Focal Points was put together to look into an HNS database for the region.
 

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The guidelines help to identify the types, amounts and sources of marine litter, and ultimately to protect human and animal health and safety, as well as to preserve the arine and coastal environment.

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Report Oceans & seas

This report is a part of DINRAC efforts to establish a database on marine and coastal nature reserves in the NOWPAP region; improve understanding on the current situation and future developments of nature reserves; and prepare a review on nature reserves found in the region.

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Report Oceans & seas

This regional overview focuses on introducing the existing national and international legal frameworks in NOWPAP member states - related to environmental protection.

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These guidelines have been designed particularly for coastal managers in local government and professional researchers involved in translating satellite remote sensing into information and tools that are useful for the monitoring of eutrophication.

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