Sub-Committee on Marine Science and Technology (SCMSAT)

Sub-Committee on Marine Science and Technology (SCMSAT)

The Sub-Committee on Marine Science and Technology seeks to promote sustainable development of aquatic and marine resources while increasing the potential of these resources to meet the requirements of ASEAN. In doing so, the requirements of SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 13 (Climate Action), SDG 14 (Life Below Water), COP21 (Paris Agreement on Climate Change Sustainable Development) and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) shall be used as the guiding principles. It also seeks to increase the number of qualified personnel in aquatic science and technology. 

The priority of SCMSAT for period 2016-2025 shall include: 

  1. Biological diversity; 
  2. Trans-boundary aquatic pollution/marine debris; 
  3. Risk management and mitigation from climate change and ocean acidification; and 
  4. Renewable ocean-based energy. 

The Chairmanship will be for a period of 3 years and follow the schedule based on rotation of Chairmanship by alphabetical order. 

Chair 2024-2026: Singapore

To be updated