Membership in the Consortium is open to organizations and individuals from locations on the rim or in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. The Consortium is not an inter-governmental organization although many government institutions participate. Member institutions and individuals represent their own perspectives only.
The Consortium has four types of membership: Organization, Individual, Student and Special.
Organization Membership is open to organizations involved in environment and health research, policy development or management. Organizations may be academic, industrial or governmental. Organization members have voting privileges and receive priority consideration for financial assistance for participation in Consortium activities and in Consortium arranged collaborative research programs.
Individual Membership is open to individuals interested in environment and health issues. Individuals may be affiliated with academic institutions, industry or government organizations. Individual members have voting privileges and are entitled to consideration for financial assistance or participation in collaborative research programs.
Student Membership is open to students from Pacific Basin Countries who are interested in environment and health issues. Students do not have voting privileges but are entitled to consideration for financial assistance for conferences and trainings.
Special Membership is open to organizations that would otherwise qualify as Organization members but whose ability to officially join the Consortium is constrained in some way. Special membership is determined on a case by case basis. Special members do not have voting privileges.
All members must agree to abide by the Charter of the PBC, designate an individual as the principal representative for the organization, and be willing to actively participate in the Consortium’s programs. Applications for membership are subject to approval by the Consortium’s Board of Directors. Membership is limited such that no more than thirty percent of the membership shall be from one country.
- Receipt of Consortium newsletters and other regular correspondence regarding environment and health activities and research in the Pacific Basin.
- Reduced rates for Consortium publications, conference fees and training programs.
- Participation in Consortium arranged collaborative research programs.
- Access to Consortium reference materials.
- Notification of special research and training opportunities.
Membership in the Consortium is designed to provide institutions and individuals with a network of professional contacts to enhance their research, policy development and management efforts.
Annual fees are established by the voting membership. They cover a period from October 31 to September 1, or annually from time of joining. Dues are based on World Bank figures for per capita gross national product (GNP) of the country in which the organization or individual is located.