UNEPNOWPAP CEARAC

The Ninth CEARAC Focal Points Meeting

The Ninth CEARAC Focal Points Meeting was held on the 6th and 7th of September 2011 in Toyama, Japan. About 15 experts and authorities including the members of FPM, representatives of NOWPAP RCU and RACs, and others participated in the meeting.

At first, the Director of CEARAC reported the implementation and expenditure of CEARAC activities for the 2010-2011 biennium. As 5 years have passed since the publication of the Integrated Report on HABs and Remote Sensing, CEARAC has been working on the revision of these reports. CEARAC has also been preparing a new integrated report on eutrophication assessment in the NOWPAP region. The drafts of the 3 reports were presented to the meeting for review. After provided comments and suggestion are reflected and some modifications are added, the 3 integrated reports will be published by the end of 2011.

Next, draft workplan with two budget options for CEARAC activities for the 2012-2013 biennium were explained. The workplan included proposals of new activities: (1) refinement of the Common Procedures for eutrophication assessment towards assessment of the whole NOWPAP region; (2) organization of the fourth training course on remote sensing data analysis, and (3) two activities on marine biodiversity, as well as organization of meetings and maintenance of CEARAC websites. The meeting discussed how to construct more practical workplan of the activities and suggested to develop a new activity plan on marine biodiversity by combining 2 presented drafts, and the meeting adopted CEARAC’s workplan and two budget plans for 2012-2013.

Besides the discussion on the workplan, the meeting expected more collaboration among NOWPAP RACs and RCU and relevant regional and international organizations for implementing future activities. CEARAC will take every opportunity to facilitate more information sharing and to explore possibilities of collaborative work with other RACs and other organizations for more effective outcomes.

Report and Documents of Ninth NOWPAP CEARAC Focal Points Meeting

Report Report

Report of the Ninth NOWPAP CEARAC Focal Points Meeting

Report Annex I

List of Participants for the Ninth NOWPAP CEARAC Focal Points Meeting

Report Annex II

List of Documents for the Ninth NOWPAP CEARAC Focal Points Meeting

Report Annex III

Agenda for the Ninth NOWPAP CEARAC Focal Points Meeting

Report Annex III-1

Annotated Provisional Agenda

Report Annex IV

Report of the NOWPAP Regional Coordinating Unit (RCU) on the progress in the implementation of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan

Report Annex V

Report on implementation and expenditure of CEARAC activities for the 2010-2011 biennium

Report Annex VI

Draft Integrated Report on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) for the NOWPAP Region

Report Annex VII

Draft Integrated Report on Ocean Remote Sensing for the NOWPAP Region: towards assessment of marine and coastal environment

Report Annex VIII

Draft Integrated Report on eutrophication assessment in selected sea area (including evaluation of land-based sources of nutrients) in the NOWPAP Region

Report Annex IX

Proposal for refinement of the Common Procedures for eutrophication assessment towards assessment of the whole NOWPAP Region

Report Annex X

Proposal for a workplan related to the conservation of marine biodiversity for the 2012-2013 biennium

Report Annex XI

Draft workplan and budget of CEARAC activities for the 2012-2013 biennium and recommendation to the 16th NOWPAP IGM

Report Annex XII

Terms of Reference for the NOWPAP CEARAC Focal Points Meeting

Report Annex XIII

Meeting minutes of the Expert Meeting on Marine Biodiversity and Eutrophication in the Northwest Pacific region

Report Annex XIV

List of CEARAC Focal Points

Report Appendix

Appendix

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