The Pacific Science Association (PSA) is a regional non-governmental, scholarly organization that advances science, technology, and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region by actively promoting interdisciplinary and international meetings, research, and collaboration.
Since the first Pacific Science Congress held in 1920 in Honolulu, PSA has convened Pacific Science Congresses and Inter-Congresses every two years in different venues throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The most recent Congress was in Kuala Lumpur in June 2011, and the next Inter-Congress will be in Fiji in July 2013. The academic journal Pacific Science is the official publication of PSA.
PSA is composed of both national member organizations (typically National Academies of Science) and individual member scientists. The PSA is governed by the Pacific Science Council and an elected Executive Board, and has a permanent Secretariat based at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawai'i.
PSA facilitates science that focuses on key issues and problems in the region, in order to engage science in the service of human needs and improve both the environment and quality of life of the region’s peoples. We catalyze scientific and scholarly collaboration, help develop scientific capacity within the region, foster more effective communication between scientists, policy makers and the public, actively involve the Pacific Island states in regional and international scientific activities, and promote the “Science of the Pacific”. [click for more information...]
For more information, please contact:
Pacific Science Association
at the Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI 96817