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Accelerating capacity development transformations in the Western Pacific - Regional Network of Training and Research Centers (RTRCs) on Marine Science

IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC), IOC/UNESCO & UNESCO Bangkok - Thailand

Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, Understand and beat marine pollution, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

The proposed Action “Regional Network of Training and Research Centers (RTRCs)” will accelerate transformations in capacity development, develop and sustain required capacity for sustainable development in the Western Pacific, through the establishment of Regional Training and Research Centers (RTRCs), and provision of regular training and research opportunities to young researchers and other ocean stakeholders from the region and beyond.

Start date: 01/06/2022
End date: 31/12/2030

Lead Contacts: Wenxi Zhu (, Kentaro Ando (, Fangli Qiao ( and Aileen Tan Shau Hwai (