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This publication aims to gather information on the distribution of floating marine litter in the NOWPAP region.

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

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. 
 
 

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

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).

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

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.

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

In order to review and analyze the existing Oil Spill Prediction Models (OSPMs) of NOWPAP Member states, information on the existing OSPMs were collected by national experts from the NOWPAP Members Expert Group. After collection of information, analysis and comparison of the OSPMs was carried out.

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

The Northwest Pacific region features coastal and island ecosystems with spectacular marine life and commercially important fishing resources. The region is also one of the most densely populated parts of the world, resulting in enormous pressures and demands on the environment, including marine and coastal biodiversity.

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

This regional report compiles basic information on existing marine protected areas (MPAs) in the NOWPAP member states, including the laws and regulations stipulating the establishment of MPAs as well as the monitoring programs and management practices employed.

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

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.

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

The quarterly covers the news on:
Northwest Pacific nations to step up science-based cooperation to nurture marine wealth
Northwest Pacific regional ‘science diplomacy’ urged for Northeast Asian peace and prosperity
Japan’s prestigious Keio university takes the leap into a plastic-free future
Seventh NOWPAP DELTA Oil Spill Response Exercise held in Japan

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

The objective of this report is to provide and share information on the status of Ocean Remote Sensing in the NOWPAP Region, and to address issues to be tackled through activities carried out by NOWPAP Special Monitoring & Coastal Environmental Assessment Regional Centre (NOWPAP CEARAC). To this end, common issues regarding Ocean Remote Sensing in the NOWPAP Region are identified.

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

These guidelines, developed as a part of the NOWPAP Marine Litter Activity (MALITA) project, aim to assist NOWPAP Member states, local governments, volunteers and NGOs, in monitoring marine litter on the seabed.

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

The quarterly covers the news on: 
NOWPAP-TEMM Workshop on Marine Litter Management held in Busan
Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Forum
Meeting of the Northwest Pacific Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter (RAP MALI) Focal Points
Northwest Pacific nations act to protect their rich marine and coastal fauna and flora

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

The overall goal of this regional overview is to provide NOWPAP member states with a synthesis report on a group of chemicals with potential adverse effects to the environment, i.e. persistent toxic substances (PTS).

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

Seagrasses provide important ecological functions and ecosystem services in coastal ecosystems. However, widespread and accelerated losses have been reported worldwide and some seagrass species are now under threat of extinction.

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

This overview focuses on national environmental legislation, policies, programs and institutional arrangements related to dealing with marine litter in the NOWPAP region.

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

This report attempts to provide a comprehensive understanding of the current situation of oiled wildlife response in the NOWPAP region, and identify future activities to be taken at the national and/or

Categorized Under: Oceans & seas Asia and the Pacific

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