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Natural Sciences

Asia & the Pacific


  • © UNESCO/D.Roger
  • Agricultural field, Bangkok

The country hosts a UNESCO Cluster Office in Bangkok, which covers Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam.

Thailand involved in number of UNESCO projects, including several dealing with the Asian region in particular such as the Deltas in the Monsoon Asia-Pacific region (DeltaMAP) project. This initiative seeks to improve knowledge and understading of Asian river deltas and bridge the gaps between terrestrial, coastal and marine research. 



- World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) national case study More

- Asian Pacific Flow Regimes from the International Experimental and Network Data (Asian Pacific FRIEND)

People, Biodiversity and Ecology

- Biosphere Reserves (WNBRs)


- Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/PTWS)

- UNESCOís Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commissionís Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System programme (IOTWS)

Earth Sciences

- Triassic Time and Trans-Panthalassan Correlations (IGCP, Project 467)

- GIS metallogeny of Central Asia (IGCP, Project 473)

- Deltas in the Monsoon Asia-Pacific region (DeltaMAP, IGCP, Project 475)

- Middle Palaeozoic vertebrate biogeography, palaeogeography and climate (IGCP, Project 491)

- Marine and Non-marine Jurassic: Global correlation and major geological events (IGCPProject 506)

- Geological Anatomy of East and South East Asia (IGCP, Project 516)

Basic Sciences

- Global Microscience Project (GPME)


Sciences Policy and Sustainable Development

- Establishing Science and Technology Parks More

Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems 

- A place for indigenous people in protected areas, Surin Islands, Andaman Sea More

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