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Strengthening co-operation between NOWPAP and North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)

From 22 September to 1 October 2017, the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) held an 2017 Annual Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia.

NOWPAP Trust Fund reaches Full Replenishment in 2017

With the confirmed 100% contribution from the P.R. China, NOWPAP Trust Fund reaches one hundred percent replenishment level in 2017

POMRAC Publications Recognized as the Best Scientific Books
September 27, 2017 Russian Federation

Three publications by POMRAC, hosted by the Pacific Geographical Institute - Far Eastern Branch, received the 2017 award for the best scientific books under the category of scientific publications on environmental issues in the Northwest Pacific.


The Action Plan for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Northwest Pacific Region (NOWPAP) was adopted in September 1994 as a part of the Regional Seas Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Implementation of NOWPAP contributes to the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) in the Northwest Pacific region.

The Northwest Pacific region features coastal and island ecosystems with spectacular marine life and commercially important fishing resources. The region is also one of the most densely populated parts of the world, resulting in enormous pressures and demands on the environment.

The overall goal of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan is "the wise use, development and management of the coastal and marine environment so as to obtain the utmost long-term benefits for the human populations of the region, while protecting human health, ecological integrity and the region’s sustainability for future generations".

The geographical scope of NOWPAP covers the marine environment and coastal zones from about 121 degree E to 143 degree E longitude, and from approximately 33 degree N to 52 degree N latitude.

To learn more about NOWPAP activities, please check Projects and Regional Activity Centres.

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