Description/achievement of initiative
To promote marine scientific cooperation with relevant government departments of small island developing countries and other state holders in the fields of marine environment and biodiversity protection, marine disaster prevention and mitigation, blue economy and other fields of common interests; To promote the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States by providing personnel training, technical assistant etc.
1. Personnel Training-1) Personnel Exchange by organising workshops, symposia, training courses etc.-2) Encourage application for China Ocean Scholarship for a Master or Doctor degree2. Technical Support-1) Assistance in building tide gauge stations-2) Scientific research on ocean acidification, coral reef protection, sea water desalination-3) Marine resource exploration-4) Equipment installation and utilization
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Joint scientific research and survey,Construction of joint lab or station,Expert and stuff exchange and training.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
Establish bilateral cooperation mechanism governed by departments in charge of marine affairs from both parties
Relevant government departments of small island developing countries and other state holders, having signed MOU (interdepartmental) on Maritime Cooperation with Jamaica, Maldives and Mauritius.
China Ocean Scholarship offer(5-6)
Short Term Technical Training
Build tide gauge station (1-2)
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Sending expertise for observation station establishment