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Marine environment protection through CERAC (Special Monitoring & Coastal Environmental Assessment Regional Activity Centre) of NOWPAP(North-west Pacific Action Plan)
by Ministry of the Environment of Japan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, UNEP(NOWPAP) (Government)
Under the framework of NOWPAP, we take actions such as marine litter management and ocean monitoring by the use of remote sensing technologies for marine environment protection through cooperation among four member states.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
Financing (in USD)
2,647,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: April 1999 - open-ended
China(Government), Japan(Government), Republic of Korea(Government) and Russian Federation(Government)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Sayo Morita, Deputy Director, Water Environment Division Office of Marine Environment, Environmental Management Bureau, Ministry of the Environment of Japan, KAIYOU02@env.go.jp,
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