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This report serves as an update to the 2005 'Integrated Report on Ocean Remote Sensing for the NOWPAP Region', and hopes to contribute to NOWPAP member states, a common understanding regarding the state of remote sensing of the marine environment in the NOWPAP region.
The objective of these guidelines is to help reduce the discharge of ship-generated marine litter (garbage) into the sea by the provision and improvement of the capacity and efficiency of port reception facilities and waste management practices onboard, thereby enhancing the protection of the marine and coastal environment.
This document provides an overview of Ecological Quality Objectives (EcoQOs) in the NOWPAP region, beginning with a history of NOWPAPs approach to EcoQOs and their relevance to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), followed by examples of similar approaches in other Regional Seas programmes and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) of the EU.
This report summarizes the current status of the marine environment in the NOWPAP region, describes major existing and emerging environmental problems, highlights knowledge gaps, and presents approaches on how to move forward to solve these problems.
This document summarizes current conditions with regards to atmospheric contaminants being discharged into marine and coastal environments in the NOWPAP region.
This publication shares information on prediction models that have been developed in NOWPAP member states, in order to analyze the behavior of floating marine litter, and the parameterization of floating marine litter characteristics.
These guidelines were designed to assist local organizations, local governments and NOWPAP member states by providing information on port collection facilities as submitted by the member states or collected from the International Maritime Organization's Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS).
A number of environmental non-governmental organizations ENGOs have taken substantial measures to control marine litter in China. However, in comparison to other member states within and outside of the region, Chinese ENGO activities have been relatively under-recognized by the public, the local government, and regional and international organizations.
These guidelines were prepared to help reduce tourist-generated marine litter in recognition of the expected growth in tourism and the negative impacts of tourists on the marine environment.
This report aims to give an overview of the international use of dispersants, as a basis for the development of NOWPAP Guidelines on Oil Spill Dispersants that can be used during joint response operations within the framework of the NOWPAP Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan.
The quarterly covers the news on:
Identifying policy gaps to address marine litter in cooperation with non-governmental organizations
Exploring strategic directions on regional cooperation for addressing maritime disasters
Developing regional action on marine biodiversity conservation in the Northwest Pacific
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.
These guidelines were developed as a part of the NOWPAP Marine Litter Activity (MALITA) in order to provide effective tips on how to reduce marine litter, as well as to facilitate understanding of regulations on sea-based marine litter and practical principles of environmentally friendly behaviors.
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.
The aim of this Integrated Report is to describe harmful algal bloom (HAB) problems in the NOWPAP Region, and to identify the necessary future activities of Special Monitoring & Coastal Environmental Assessment Regional Activity Centre (CEARAC) for tackling these problems.
This regional guideline provides general recommendations and information needed for proper decision making when responding to accidents in the marine environment involving chemicals and dangerous goods. It shoud not, however, be taken as a substitute for the national guidelines and manuals on HNS spills response existing in NOWPAP member states.
This document contributes to strengthening subregional cooperation to address challenges in protecting the marine environment in Northeast Asia by providing an overview on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in North-East Asia; inadequacies in existing MPA management structures; how MPA networks can be used as a tool to facilitate cooperation; and the launching of a North-East Asian MPA Network.
This report synthesizes information on environmental problems - status and trends - related to existing and changing natural and socio-economic conditions in the NOWPAP region.
The quarterly covers the news on:
Highlights of Progress of NOWPAP Regional Activity Centers (RACs)
NOWPAP attends APEC workshop on marine litter
NOWPAP participation in Eco Life Act event in Toyama
June 5th, 2017. PRESS-RELEASE: Major Commitments of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan Announced Ahead of the UN Ocean Conference
This publication is intended to provide information for the general public, governments and private sector on the marine litter problem and its solutions in the NOWPAP region.
The goal of this report is to look at the environmental status and trends within some typical and/or important coastal localities of NOWPAP countries, and to correlate this information with the changes of river and direct inputs of contaminants to the sea from the adjacent watersheds.
These guidelines were designed to assist local organizations, local governments and NOWPAP member states by providing information on port collection facilities as submitted by member states or collected from the International Maritime Organization's Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS).
This publication provides an overview on the current status of data and information on coastal and marine biodiversity in the northwest pacific region, as well as on the status of expertise and capacity building in support of marine biodiversity data and information research. The report concludes with recommendations for future actions.
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