About OPRI


Background and Objective

The Ocean Policy Institute Network in East Asia Region (OPINEAR) is a network of policy research institutes established by ocean policy research institutes in the East Asian region that participated in a meeting organized by the Ocean Policy Research Foundation in February 2008 in Tokyo.

The main objective of OPINEAR is to encourage information sharing and collaboration among regional ocean policy research institutes on investigations regarding integrated coastal management (ICM) and the current state and future endeavors of the ocean in East Asia.


As of September 2015, the following seven organizations are presently members (COMI joined in 2010; the other six members have been affiliated since the first assembly). Moreover, two organizations have joined as observers (PEMSEA since 2008 and ANCORS since 2011).

OPINEAR Members (in alphabetical order)

OPINEAR Observers (in alphabetical order)