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Programme Overview

Downloads / Oct 16, 2018

Let’s talk about blue carbon solutions

News / Oct 08, 2018

The EAS region hosts the world's largest coastal carbon stocks which play a vital role on the global carbon cycle. Mangroves, seagrass meadows, and tidal marshes are tagged as blue carbon ecosystems. These ecosystems can remove 10 times more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and can hold 3 to 5 times more carbon for long periods of time than a tropical rainforest.

Information Bulletin 2

Downloads / Oct 05, 2018

Watch: ASEAN in Focus – Interview with PEMSEA’s Renato Cardinal and DENR’s Jeslina Gorospe

News / Sep 28, 2018

Watch: Usapang Pagbabago guesting by PEMSEA, DENR for EAS Congress

News / Sep 13, 2018

Only a few booths left at the 2018 EAS Congress Exhibition

News / Sep 10, 2018

With only 80 days to go before the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress 2018, a few booths remain up for grabs at the 2018 EAS Congress Environmental Exhibition to be held at the Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City, Philippines from 27-29 November 2018.

World’s fish by the numbers

News / Aug 23, 2018

There are plenty of fish in the sea – but not for long, if we continue to fish unsustainably.

It’s the youth’s time of the year!

News / Aug 12, 2018

Youth around the globe are celebrating the upcoming International Youth Day on 12 August.


Videos / Aug 10, 2018

Call for Applications: Accessing and working with state of the art satellite data for marine applications

News / Aug 09, 2018

We are pleased to announce that applications are now accepted for a Training Course on Accessing and working with state-of-the-art satellite data for marine applications, to be held at the University of the Philippines Visayas from 25-26 November 2018.

The Philippines Renews Vows to Sustainable Coastal Development

News / Jul 27, 2018

The Philippines remains fully committed to sustainable coastal development as it continues to support regional effort towards the sustainable use of coastal and marine ecosystems, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

The Last Straw Katipunan: encouraging sustainability in Loyola Heights

News / Jul 04, 2018

Sip PH, together with PEMSEA, CORA, Clean Seas Pilipinas, and The Sustainable Planet, support a campaign known as “The Last Straw Katipunan”, which focuses on establishments on the busy Katipunan Avenue.

PEMSEA participates in the 6th Global Environment Facility Assembly

News / Jun 29, 2018

PEMSEA has a strong relationship with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), which together with UNDP has provided generous support for PEMSEA since its beginning and shares a common vision of a sustainable future for the East Asian seas.

Hotel Reservation Form

Downloads / Jun 27, 2018

Sponsorship and Exhibition Application

Downloads / Jun 19, 2018

Fifth EAS Youth Forum

Downloads / Jun 19, 2018

Information Package

Downloads / Jun 19, 2018

World Oceans Day 2018: Ocean Plastics and Youth Action

News / Jun 08, 2018

Plastics were first conceived as an alternative material to scarce natural resources, such as ivory from wild elephants. Only a century later, this amazing breakthrough solution has become a tremendous problem, and nowhere is it as damaging as in our oceans.

PEMSEA supports the international celebration of World Oceans Day

News / Jun 08, 2018

On June 8, international celebrations will mark World Oceans Day, an annual commemoration to honor, protect, conserve and sustain the world’s oceans.

Looking back on 25 years of PEMSEA this World Environment Day

News / Jun 04, 2018

June 5th is World Environment Day and PEMSEA (11 country partners, 22 non-country partners and secretariat) is proud to have been working for 25 years towards a shared vision of a healthy coastal and marine environment in the Seas of East Asia!

Iloilo City to host the East Asian Seas Congress this November

News / May 31, 2018

Iloilo City has been chosen as the venue of the upcoming 2018 East Asian Seas Congress to be held on November 27 to 30 at the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC).

PEMSEA supports Clean Seas Pilipinas launch

News / May 30, 2018

PEMSEA recently joined UNDP, DENR-Biodiversity Management Bureau, CORA and the National Park Development Committee during the launch of Clean Seas Pilipinas, a year-long campaign to reduce ocean plastics and raise awareness about marine pollution in the Philippines.

International Day for Biological Diversity 2018: Youth in Action

News / May 22, 2018

Themed  “Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity”, today’s International Day for Biological Diversity highlights progress made...

Fifth East Asian Seas Youth Forum: A Call for Young Ocean Leaders

News / May 17, 2018

Calling all youth! We need all hands on deck to collectively achieve the global ocean targets, and youth have a critical part to play.

PEMSEA marks 25th year with launch of 2018 East Asian Seas Congress

News / May 11, 2018

From its humble beginnings as a marine pollution demonstration project in 1993 to its current status as a leading international organization...

Guimaras Island

Videos / May 11, 2018

It’s got to be Iloilo

Videos / May 11, 2018

Dinagyang Festival

Photos / May 11, 2018

Iloilo Convention Center

Photos / May 11, 2018

DENR, PEMSEA Jumpstart Preparations for 2018 East Asian Seas Congress

News / May 11, 2018

Preparations for the East Asian Seas Congress 2018 is now in full swing with the collaboration of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)...