The Outcomes of the Visits - agreements on WHP
Submitted by Julie on
The meetings of the SIMS/SARCCM delegation with OUC, QEPB, QCCI and SOA East China Sea Marine Monitoring Centre have led to the following agreements on the World Harbour Project:
- Letter(s) of intent to participate (in principle) in the WHP.
- UNSW/OUC Jiaozhou Bay and Sydney Harbour Research Synthesis Workshop at OUC on 24 October 2014 to celebrate OUC's 90th Anniversary.
- Participation in a workshop by SARCCM and appropriate other representatives from Qingdao/Shanghai at the IUCN Congress where the WHP would be announced and the work program of the WHP discussed and initiated.
- In parallel pursuit of funding for the project, both in Qingdao/Shanghai and for the Australian component which will need to fund specific activities and an overarching framework. Some of this has begun with the NSW State Government.