|IOC Workshop on the Establishment of SEAGOOS in the Wider Southeast Asian Region, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 30-31 August 2001|
IOC (2002). IOC Workshop on the Establishment of SEAGOOS in the Wider Southeast Asian Region, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 30-31 August 2001. GOOS Report, 119. IOC Reports of Meetings of Experts and Equivalent Bodies, 181. 23, V annexes pp.
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The workshop was held in conjunction with the Fifth IOC/WESTPAC International Scientific Symposium in Seoul, Republic of Korea during 27-31 August 2001. On 30-31 August individuals interested in establishing a global ocean observing system regional organization for Southeast Asia joined to discuss and plan this initiative. The workshop included 30 participants from Republic of Korea, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Norway, United States and the Philippines. The workshop was planned by the IOC Perth Regional Programme Office in cooperation with the IOC/WESTPAC Secretariat. First Admiral Hassan Rasip (Malaysia) served as its Chairman and William Erb (IOC) served as the workshop moderator. After a several background papers were presented participants provided presentations on their countries/agencies interests in GOOS and identified requirements for establishing a regional approach to ocean and coastal observations. The workshop was then divided into three working groups charged with drafting an outline plan for a regional observing activity. The working groups produced three outline plans for project activities in the following three areas: Coastal Dynamics and Pollution, Ecosystems and Fisheries, and Climate and Tropical Cyclones. Each working group was instructed to include in their reports the organizational requirements for establishing a regional organization. The workshop recognized the importance of involving governments in the process of establishing the regional organization. It also noted the importance of individuals stepping forward to assume leadership of various activities in the interim period and lead-up to formal establishment of a SEAGOOS. Funding issues were discussed recognizing the need but realizing that much of the work required now is doable without a funding package in place. The workshop produced a Workshop Statement endorsing the establishment of SEAGOOS, set up an Ad Hoc Working Group for SEAGOOS with a Terms of Reference and developed plans for three projects in the region.