DECADE ACTION INCUBATOR 1

Ocean solutions: Understand the multiple stressors on coastal ecosystems and provide solutions that benefit people, nature and economy

By providing food security, coastal protection, and other indispensable ecosystem services, natural coastal ecosystems are a critical part of the survival and sustenance of coastal communities.

But coastal ecosystems in the Western Pacific are increasingly threatened by multiple stressors including climate change and ocean acidification, ocean hypoxia, eutrophication, sea-level rise, and other additional stressors such as pollution and unregulated local coastal development.

Traditional approaches of focusing on particular stressors without considering the overall spectrum of stressors on coastal ecosystems have been found to be wanting. A new approach that looks at the whole range of stressors on coastal ecosystems and engaging the local stakeholders in the development of solutions, are needed. 

This incubator aims to: 

  1. Understand the impacts of multiple stressors and their impacts on natural ecosystems and coastal communities; 
  2. Explore and share the multidisciplinary approaches, findings and practices on the research and monitoring of multiple stressors and their impacts; 
  3. Develop a regional network to advance multidisciplinary research and engagement with coastal communities, and provide workable science-based solutions to benefit people, nature and livelihoods. 

Speakers

Zulfigar Yasin

Centre for Marine & Coastal Studies,
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Udhi Eko Hernawan

National Research and Innovation Agency, Indonesia

Charissa Ferrera

Marine Science Institute,
University of the Philippines

Varintha Vasinamekhin

Dept. Marine & Coastal Resources, Thailand

Vo Tran Tuan Linh

Institute of Oceanography,
Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

Liyang Zhan

Third Institute Oceanography,
Chinese Academy of Sciences

25 November 2021

0830-1030

(UTC+7, Bangkok time)

Aileen Tan Shau Hwai

Centre for Marine & Coastal Studies,
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Maria Lourdes San Diego-McGlone

Marine Science Institute,
University of the Philippines

Contact

For any inquiries please email

iocwestpac@unesco.org

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