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Explore the strongest ocean current in the Western Pacific: the 2nd Cooperative Study of Kuroshio and Adjacent Regions – from its sciences to human well beings

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

Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, Programme, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, Sustainably feed the global population, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

The Kuroshio is the strongest current in the Western Pacific, with significant environmental, social and economic values. The CSK2 will understand its changing conditions in global warming, and develop knowledge and services to serve societal needs, including, but not limited to, weather forecasts and climate predictions, fishery and aquaculture management.

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

Lead Contacts: Wenxi Zhu (, Kentaro Ando ( and Xiaopei Lin (