The Pacific Science Association is governed by the Pacific Science Council, which meets every two years and elects the PSA Executive Board. The Executive Board is the implementing body of PSA, and meets annually to set policy and oversees the general activities of the PSA. The The PSA Secretariat is responsible for running the day-to-day affairs of the Association.
Pacific Science Council
The Pacific Science Council is composed of one or several representatives from each national member to PSA (known as an Adhering Organization). The Council is the governing body of PSA, and meets at Pacific Science Congresses and Inter-Congresses to vote on Executive Board decisions, and to elects the Executive Board members that are responsible for running PSA between Council meetings. Click here for more information on the PSA Council.
Current national members include Australia, China-Beijing, China-Hong Kong, China-Taipei, France, Guam, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Okinawa, Pacific Islands (Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu), New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam. Click here for more information on PSA Adhering Organizations.National Committees to the Pacific Science Association are typically established by each Adhering Organization, and they in turn select their representatives to the Pacific Science Council. National Committees also implement national-level activities of the PSA.
PSA Executive Board
The PSA Executive Board PSA sets policy, defines strategic plans, and is responsible for overseeing the overall activities of PSA. The Board formally meets on an annual basis, and consists of a President, Vice-President, Secretary-General, Treasurer, four Ordinary Members (all elected by the Pacific Science Council), the past PSA President (ex officio), and Secretary-General of upcoming Pacific Science Congresses/Inter-Congresses (ex officio). Click here for the full list of current Officers and Board Members and their contact information.
The PSA Secretariat runs the day-to-day affairs of the Association, including facilitating various PSA Scientific Working Groups and research initiatives relevant to the organization’s mission; it liaises with national and international organizations, and carries out PSA administrative tasks. The Secretariat is based at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Click here for more information on the current PSA Secretariat.
PSA Adhering Organizations
Please click here for a list of PSA Adhering Organizations (national members).