The SIMSEA is a programme developed in Asia to meet the needs for transformative change towards global sustainability in Asia and the Pacific. Its objectives are:
- To co-design an integrative programme that would establish pathways to sustainability of the Marginal Seas of South and East Asia;and
- To play a catalytic role, among projects and programmes, facilitate cooperation, and close gaps in science for the benefit of societies
Programme development was initiated by the International Council for Science (ICSU) Regional Office for Asia & Pacific (ROAP) and its partners, the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and the Marine Science Institute of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. SIMSEA will promote the development of an international alliance of scientists working together to generate policy- and community-relevant knowledge towards sustainability of the marginal seas of South and East Asia.
More information about the programme may be obtained from the SIMSEA website.