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Sustainability Initiative in the Marginal Seas of South and East Asia (SIMSEA)

A project developed in Asia to meet the requirement for transformative change towards global sustainability

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SIMSEA Objectives

  • To co-design an integrative programme that would establish pathways to sustainability of the Marginal Seas of South and East Asia
  • To play a catalytic role, among projects and programmes, facilitate cooperation, and close gaps in science for the benefit of societies

SIMSEA Programme Vision

An international alliance of physical, ecological and social scientists working together to generate policy and community-relevant knowledge towards sustainability of the marginal seas of South and East Asia


Marginal Seas Vision

“Resilient Seas and Nations”

  • sustainable fisheries
  • conservation of marine biodiversity
  • adaptation to climate change
  • blue economy
  • nations with ocean literacy
  • healthy seas for human well-being
  • appropriate governance

What’s New?

Symposium Updates: Change in Date and Venue

Attention to all attendees, please take note of the changes indicated below: Final date of SIMSEA Symposium: 19- 20 November 2018 ; On November 21 there is an optional city tour for interested participants Final venue of SIMSEA Symposium: Manila Hotel, Manila,...

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Stakeholder consultation for the Belmont Collaborative Research Action

Science Steering Committee in Focus

Dr. Marie Antonette Juinio-Meñez

Dr. Marie Antonette Juinio-Meñez is a Professor of The Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. She is also a member of the SIMSEA Scientific Committee. Her research and extension work focuses on the development of...

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Future Earth Open Network

“ The SIMSEA Programme Office and the ICSU ROAP are facilitating the development of projects for 2015-2020 ”