This NSOC report aims to:
- Compile data and information collected from different concerned agencies and organizations to serve as baseline information related to the country’s ocean economy, coastal and marine resources and environment, socioeconomic condition, governance structure, and blue economy initiatives;
- Contribute to the blue economy assessment, and monitoring of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA), UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), other international agreements, and related national laws and policies; and
- Aid policy-making, planning and management of the coastal and marine areas of the country, and monitoring of the country’s progress.
The NSOC Report uses available data from agencies, reports and studies. It is limited by lack of disaggregated data for the ocean economy, and current data on the marine environment and ecosystems, and initiatives related to blue economy development. Nevertheless, the information presented in this report provides an overview of the valuable and vulnerable oceans, and shows potential areas and opportunities for more sustainable growth path.