1st China-Korea workshop on harmful marine organisms

In the Yellow Sea, the frequency and magnitude of algae and jellyfish blooms, the nutrients and changes in nutrient ratios, the changes in basin circulation, and the extent and condition of coastal habitats are key to understanding the changes in ecosystems and ecosystem services derived. 

To better understand the status of the jellyfish, their magnitude, consequences and responses, and to be more aware of the changes in the Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME), the UNPD/GEF YSLME Phase II Project and RO Korea will organize the joint China-Korea workshop on harmful marine organisms.

The two-day workshop will be held on June 25-26 in Kunming, China, and will be composed of four major sessions – jellyfish monitoring and management; response measures to harmful marine organisms in the Yellow Sea; environmental conditions and climate changes impacts in the Yellow Sea, and future directions.

The workshop also aims to strengthen partnership among governments, academe, and non-government organizations. Also, both PR China and RO Korea are expected to have better understanding of future decisions especially on response measures to be developed.

Program of the meeting can be accessed through this link. If you wish to participate, please contact Dr. Sangjin LEE, Environmental Economist of the Project Management Office, at sangjinL@unops.org.