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Natural Sciences

Asia & the Pacific


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The country is covered by the UNESCO Cluster Office in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Offering significant biodiversity, the Gunung Mulu National Park, in the state of Sarawak Borneo, is the most intensely studied tropical karstic region in the world. Malaysia is invested in exploring earth science projects that illuminate the geological history of the country and its surrounding region.

The Humid Tropics Hydrology and Water Resources Centre for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, better known as HTC Kuala Lumpur, was established under the auspices of UNESCO to strengthen the bonds between scientific research, application and education in the field of humid tropics hydrology and water resources.

Below you can access the projects that are currently being implemented in the country within the framework of UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector.


- Regional Humid Tropics Hydrology and Water Resources Centre for South-East Asia and the Pacific (HTC Kuala Lumpur), established under the auspices of UNESCO, Kuala Lumpur

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

People, Biodiversity and Ecology

- Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP)


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

- UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System programme (IOTWS)

Earth Sciences

- National Geoparks

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

- 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)


Science Policy and Sustainable Development

- Establishing Science and Technology Parks More

- International Centre for South-South Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation More

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