CoML Indonesia was successfully launched on 24 July 2007 at a meeting held at the Department of Marine Affairs and Fisheries’ Agency for Marine and Fisheries Research, Jakarta, Indonesia.
The three initial goals of the program are:
- Establish a CoML Indonesia National Implementation Committee (NIC);
- Incorporate existing accessible Indonesian marine biodiversity data for the Arafura and Timor Seas (ATS) into the CoML Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS); and,
- Undertake a marine biodiversity review (MBR) of what used to live, what currently lives, and what might live in the ATS.
Indonesia Chair: Prof. Dr. Indroyono Soesilo, Chairman of Agency Marine and Fisheries Research (AMFR)