Knowledge Management and Capacity Building

Workshop Report: Achieving Coastal Resilience Through Local Knowledge-Based Adaptation Planning: A Pilot Project in Guimaras Province, Philippines

Coastal communities are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change on the ocean, including depleted marine ecosystems, sea-level rise, and coastal hazards such as storm surges. These climate change-related impacts have been experienced by Guimaras, a small island province located in Western Visayas, Philippines.


The National SOC Report provides information on the status of seas and coasts of RO Korea, including the ocean economy, the existing and potential uses of coastal and marine resources, and the corresponding benefits and impacts. Responding to the issues and pressures affecting both the ocean economy and ocean health, RO Korea adopted policies, laws, and institutional reforms as well as invested in research and development for innovative technologies, and more sustainable ocean industries.

NSOC Singapore

Singapore’s SOC Report aims to facilitate our understanding of the role of the ocean and its contribution to the national economy; impacts of human activities on ocean health and sustainability; potential areas for investments in environmentally-sound technologies and infrastructure; and the interventions and innovative mechanisms needed to respond to changing environment and climate.

NSOC Timor-Leste

This NSOC report aims to:
• Compile data and information collected from different concerned agencies and organizations to serve as baseline information related to the country’s ocean economy, coastal and marine resources and environment, socioeconomic condition, governance structure, and blue economy initiatives;

NSOC Thailand

The NSOC report provides a comprehensive picture of the ocean economy and its contribution to national economy, incomes, jobs, and well-being as well as the transition towards blue economy – emphasizing the best practices, innovations, investment opportunities, and challenges. It contains information on the state of ocean health upon which the blue economy relies on, in particular, marine water quality; coastal and marine resources; the existing and potential uses of such resources; and the pressures.

NSOC Philippines

This National State of the Oceans and Coasts (NSOC) 2018: Blue Economy Growth Report of the Philippines aims to contribute to the over-all assessment and monitoring, not only of the SDS-SEA implementation, but also the SDGs and other related international agreements and national policies. As expressed in the Changwon Declaration 2012, PEMSEA and the EAS countries believe that blue economy offers a useful framework and organizing principle for the sustainable development of coastal and marine areas.

NSOC Cambodia

Cambodia’s National SOC Report provides information on the status of seas and coasts of the country, including its ocean economy; coastal and marine resources; the existing and potential uses of such resources, and the corresponding benefits and impacts. The NSOC report of Cambodia aims to:

Pursuing Innovation to Harness the Future Value of Marine Biodiversity

Eighty percent of all living organisms on this planet inhabit the seas and oceans, yet we are aware of only one percent of all marine life. With greater knowledge comes greater capability for preservation. With more research comes better usage. MABIK is dedicated to the exploration of the remaining 99 percent of unknown marine life.

Socioeconomic Monitoring Guidelines for Coastal Managers in South Asia/SOCMON South Asia

<p>These guidelines are intended to provide guidance for conducting a socioeconomic assessment in the South Asia region, including determining assessment objectives, selecting indicators, collecting data, and analyzing data, and using the resulting information for adaptive management. Use of these guidelines is ideally accompanied by hands-on training; please contact your regional SocMon coordinator regarding upcoming training opportunities in your region.</p>


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