The State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution (SKLMP) of City University of Hong Kong, in their capacity as a PEMSEA Regional Center of Excellence in Marine Pollution, will deliver a training workshop on the monitoring and assessment of microplastics in marine environments on 19 December 2022 from 9:45 AM - 4:45 PM (UTC+8) via Zoom.
Aquatic Invasive Species and Ships’ biofouling
The coasts and oceans of the Asian region faces continuing decline in the health of the marine ecosystems. The continued pressures from the unsustainable exploitation of marine resources, along with rapid population growth have grave consequences on the food and livelihood security of many coastal communities in Asia. Any gains in protecting parts of the regional seas are being undermined and exacerbated by the adverse impacts of climate change. For a couple of decades now, multilateral and bilateral collaboration has contributed to supporting the goals of sustainable development.
The Strengthening Global Governance of Large Marine Ecosystems and Their Coasts through Enhanced Sharing and Application of LME/ICM/MPA Knowledge and Information Tools or LME:LEARN project seeks to improve global ecosystem-based governance of Large Marine Ecosystems and their coasts by generating knowledge, building capacity, harnessing public and private partners and supporting south-to-south learning and north-to-south learning.
The 3rd Targeted Regional Workshop for Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Waters (IW) Projects in east Europe and Asia-Pacific will be jointly organized by the International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network (IW:LEARN), a GEF project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) & United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), and executed by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.
Seafood is a vital source of food and economic activity for hundreds of millions of people living and working in Asia. As the demand for increased seafood production from regional, domestic and international markets continues to grow, the Asian seafood industry is facing challenges that may compromise its long-term sustainability and threaten the livelihoods of small-scale fishers and farmers.