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Coastal and Ocean Governance

Last modified December 03, 2010

Over the last 14 years, PEMSEA has been assisting countries in the region in meeting international obligations related to coasts and oceans by providing technical support in formulating relevant national policies and establishing legal frameworks for sustainable coastal and ocean development that are hinged on the integrated approach to coastal management.

A milestone marine strategy was also developed and adopted at the regional level. PEMSEA shares relevant status reviews, framework and guidelines, policy briefs, case studies, and lessons learned through the publications classified under this category.

New Publications:

Securing the OceansSecuring the Oceans: Essays on Ocean Governance - Global and Regional Perspectives is a compendium of essays aimed at increasing awareness on coasts and ocean, land-sea interactions, ocean dynamics, and ecosystem functions.

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The cost for Securing the Oceans covers the cost of production. No profit is gained from the sale of the publication.


Putrajaya Declaration of Regional Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Seas of East Asia and Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (Out of print)
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Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia
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Framework for National Coastal and Marine Policy Development Download PDF Order print copy

The Development of National Coastal and Marine Policies in the People's Republic of China: A Case Study
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Case Study on the Integrated Coastal Policy of the Republic of Korea
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Framework and Guidelines for National Marine Pollution Legislation in East Asia
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Assessment of National Marine Pollution Legislation in East Asia (Out of print)
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National Coastal Policy for the East Asian Seas: Status Review and Model Policy Development (Out of print) Download PDF

Sharing Lessons and Experiences in Marine Pollution Management
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Challenges, Response, Strategies and Actions for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (EAS Congress 2006 - IEC Material)
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Sustaining Benefits
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Policy Briefs: Sustainable Trade in Marine Endangered Species in East Asia
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Policy Briefs: Integrated Coastal Management: Revitalizing the Coasts and Oceans Program in the Philippines
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Policy Briefs: Sustainable Development and Management of Manila Bay: A Focus on Water Quality
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Policy Briefs: Partnership Opportunities for Enhancing GPA Implementation in the East Asian Region (2007-2011) (Out of print) Download PDF


Implementation of International Conventions

Malacca Straits: Special Area? The Need and Feasibility of Designing the Malacca Straits as a Special Area Under MARPOL 73/78
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A Study on the Status of Compliance of the Philippine Domestic Merchant Fleet with the MARPOL 73/78 Convention (Out of print) Download PDF