IOC/WESTPAC Working Group on

Complex Study of the Gas Hydrates and Methane Fluxes in the

Indo-Pacific Region (CoSGas)

- established network of the researchers interested in gas hydrates and methane fluxes in the Indo-Pacific region;

- generalization and complex interpretation of all accessible available gas fluxes, gas hydrate information from the Indo-Pacific region;

- report and inventory on the status of the gas hydrates studies and associated phenomena in the WESTPAC countries;

- raised awareness on the gas hydrates and methane problem in the Indo-Pacific region;

- preparation of a long-term international collaborative project under WESTPAC;

- conducting joint marine expeditions