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Southeast Asian Ocean Professionals Program (SEAOPP)

East-West Center - United States of America (USA)

Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Indian Ocean, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, South Pacific Ocean, Sustainably feed the global population, Understand and beat marine pollution

The East-West Center's Southeast Asian Ocean Professionals Program (SEAOPP) is a ten-year regional initiative notably co-founded and run in collaboration with Southeast Asian based partners.

SEAOPP’s inaugural Decade Project, the Ocean Research Corps (#EWCoceancorps), will respond to UNESCO’s call to “change how we finance and conduct ocean research” by training 100 young researchers in 100 different communities across Southeast Asia for the Ocean Decade.

Corps researchers will be Early Career Ocean Professionals (with less than 10 years’ experience) on one-year, non-residential EWC research intern posts and embedded in their local communities and affiliated with a local university, NGO or business.

Start Date: 08/06/2021
End Date: 31/12/2030

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Early Career Ocean Professionals

Lead Contact: Lance C Boyd (