SIMSEA Objectives

  • 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”

  • Sustainability Fisheries
  • Conservation of marine biodiversity
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Sustainable blue economy
  • Nations with ocean literacy
  • Healthy seas for human well-being
  • Appropriate governance

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Shell trade pushes giant clams to the brink

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.

September 9, 2019
SIMSEA REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2016: Designing a holistic socio-ecological research program on the marginal seas for sustainability in Asia

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.

September 9, 2019
2nd Regional Symposium on Sustainability Initiative in the Marginal Seas of South and East Asia (SIMSEA)

2nd Regional Symposium on Sustainability Initiative in the Marginal Seas of South and East Asia (SIMSEA)

(SIMSEA) was held at the Manila Hotel from 19th-20th of November 2018, along with the launching of the Future Earth Philippines Program (FEPP) headed by National Scientist Dr. Lourdes Cruz.

September 9, 2018
For future SIMSEA symposiums or our upcoming events contact SIMSEA secretariat at
02 433- 3689 or email simsea2rs@gmail.com.