Sustainability Initiative in the
Marginal Seas of South and East Asia
A program developed in Asia to meet the requirements for transformative
change towards global sustainability
FUTURE OF THE OCEAN AND ITS SEAS: A NON-GOVERNMENTAL
SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE ON SEVEN MARINE RESEARCH ISSUES OF G7 INTEREST
Fourteen international experts have considered the marine science issues raised by the G7 Science
Ministers at Berlin in October 2015, providing the briefing assessments given in this report.
Marine plastics in the Philippines: a call for research
Plastics in the marine environment, aptly named
“marine plastics,” are considered as a global threat to marine biodiversity.
SIMSEA REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2016:
Designing a holistic socio-ecological research program on the marginal seas for sustainability in Asia
Promote inclusive and transdisciplinary research on the sustainability of marginal seas of South and East Asia.
To co-design and implement a programme that would establish pathways to the sustainability of the Marginal Seas and South and East Asia
To play a catalytic role, among projects and programmer, facilitate cooperation, and close gaps in science for the benefit of societies.
SIMSEA Programme Vision
An international alliance of physical, ecological, and social scientists working together to generate policy and community-relevant knowledge towards sustainability of the marginal seas of South and East Asia.
Marginal Seas Vision
“Resilient Seas and Nations”
Conservation of marine biodiversity
Adaptation to climate change
Sustainable blue economy
Nations with ocean literacy
Healthy seas for human well-being
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Shell trade pushes giant clams to the brink
By Christina Larson, in Tanmen, China At the Xiaobao Craft Store in Tanmen on Hainan Island, in southern China, co-owner Mo Xiaobao gestures to glass cabinets filled with white and yellow bead necklaces, translucent bracelets, and pendants strung with dragons or Buddhas.
SIMSEA REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2016: Designing a holistic socio-ecological research program on the marginal seas for sustainability in Asia
The Sustainability Initiative in the Marginal Seas of South and East Asia (SIMSEA) Regional Symposium 2016 was convened last September 26th to 28th of 2016 at Microtel by Windham, Diliman, Quezon City.