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EAS Congress Timeline


Past EAS Congressess

EAS Congress 2003

8-12 December 2003

Putrajaya, Malaysia

EAS Congress 2006

12-16 December 2006

Haikou, PR China

EAS Congress 2009

23-27 November 2009

Manila, Philippines

EAS Congress 2012

9–13 July 2012

Changwon, RO Korea

EAS Congress 2015

17-21 November 2015

Danang City, Vietnam


“ The East Asia Congress is an ICM itself as it is a forum to integrate stakeholders in a systematically, functionally, and strategically policy context. It is a dynamic forum to strengthen our knowledge and passion to implement the ICM as a strategic tool for sustaining the use of coastal and marine resources in the Seas of East Asia.”

Luky Adrianto, PhD

Associate Professor and Dean, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine
Sciences, Bogor Agricultural University. Bogor, Indonesia/Former
PEMSEA Regional Task Force 2011-2015.

“ My learning from the EAS Youth Forum sessions has extremely helped me to be able to do many activities in sustainable coastal and marine resources development with my organization- Indonesian Maritime Youth Association (APMI). Through this meaningful and enjoyable event, I and other young people had also the opportunity to chart the future ocean development that we want. Thank you very much PEMSEA.”

Kaisar Akhir

MSc Student of WMU (World Maritime University) and
Deputy Secretary-General
Indonesian Maritime Youth Association (APMI)

“ Knowledge and partnerships go hand in hand. Knowledge creates benefits and value only when it is shared; and the best way to ensure this is through effective partnerships. This is the power of the EAS Congress and its vibrant community.”

Natalie Degger, Ph.D.

Deputy Project Manager and Training Specialist

“ This Congress is a must not just for coastal and ocean managers but to every stakeholder who values the need to sustain our coastal and marine resources. This is a good chance for me to learn more from experts and on-the-ground implementers. Through this, I’m able to share experiences and lessons learned based on the development and implementation of ICM programs in Danang, Vietnam.”

Pham Thi Chin

Director, Danang Agency of Seas and Islands
Danang, Vietnam

“ The EAS Youth Forum was my first ocean-focused workshop. It planted a seed in my mind that one day, I could also organize my own ocean-focused youth program, which eventually bloomed into the Sea and Earth Advocates Camp years later. One of my co-participants during the EAS Youth Forum actually became a facilitator of the SEA Camp!”

Anna Oposa

Co-founder and Chief Mermaid
Save Philippine Seas (SPS)

“ EAS Youth Forum was really great and memorable. I got many experiences and friends. I also could strengthen my capacity and implemented in my country to conserve coastal and marine resources sustainable”

Enggar Yulia Wardani

Smart Blue Action, Indonesia

“ An EAS Congress is akin to having the past, the present and the future rolled into one historic event. It provides a window of the past, giving you an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and former professional associates all around the world. It offers you a real-time glimpse of the complexity of managing the coasts – their values, threats, working governance models and technological marvels, among others. And it also gives you a door to the future about the ever dynamic challenges and opportunities within the seas of East Asia.”

Michael D. Pido, PhD

Professor - Graduate School
Palawan State University, Puerto Princesa City, Philippines
Former ICM Technical Officer, PEMSEA