PSA sponsors ongoing scientific Working Groups that facilitate and coordinate research on particular topics of special concern to the Asia and Pacific regions. These Working Groups are multidisciplinary in focus and inclusive in terms of geographic and participatory scope. They evolved from more disciplinary-focused groups in the last century, when they were known as "Committees" or "Task Forces".
In 2010, PSA announced a major revision to the Guidelines on PSA Working Groups in order to streamline their efficiency and produce more tangible research initiatives.
We are currently exploring new research initiatives and Working Groups dealing with invasive species and barcoding, science communication, marine fisheries, coastal zone management, climate change, the uses of museum collections, and other emerging issues related to sustainable development in the Pacific.
Click on a Working Group to find more information on that group's activities.
Coastal Zone Management