Marine biodiversity, seafood safety and security

Rocky shore and sandy beach assessment for marine alien species.

This region also has the highest concentration of marine biodiversity and endemism in the world, serving as the epicenter of marine life abundance and diversity on the planet with more than 75% of all known coral species, 50%  of the world’s coral reefs, 3,000 fish species and the greatest extent of mangrove forests of any region in the world.

From field sampling and laboratory experiment, to species identification and restoration techniques, WESTPAC strives to assist countries in knowing their biodiversity status and associated stressors, provides scientific advice for informed decision on marine biodiversity conservation.

  1. Coral Reef Conservation (Formerly named as Marine and Coastal Biodiversity and Conservation)
  2. Coral Reef Resilience to Climate Change and Human Impacts (Formerly named as Coral Reef under Climate and Anthropogenic Perturbations)
  3. DNA Taxonomy and Recruitment Monitoring of the Coral Reef Marine Organisms
  4. Marine Toxins and Seafood Safety
  5. Harmful Algal Blooms
  6. Ocean Remote Sensing for Coastal Habitat Mapping
  7. Enhancement of Sustainable Harmful Jellyfish Research & Networking in the Western Pacific region
  8. Marine Endangered Species
  9. Distribution, Source, Fate and Impacts of Marine Microplastics in the Asia Pacific
  10. South China Sea Fluvial Sediments and Environment Changes