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WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium
22-25 April 2014, Nha Trang, Vietnam
Important Deadlines
Upon the kind offer of the Government of Vietnam, the
WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium entitled “A
Healthy Ocean for Prosperity in the Western Pacific: Scientific
Challenges and Possible Solutions” will be hosted by the
Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), and
organized by the Institute of Oceanography, VAST; National
IOC Committee for Vietnam and IOC Sub-Commission for the
Western Pacific (WESTPAC).
Objectives
The objectives of the Symposium are to bring together marine
scientists, particularly young scientists, with a view to
examining the achievements in marine sciences over the last
25 years, advancing marine scientific knowledge, and
catalyzing multi- and cross-disciplinary collaboration towards
the improvement in management practices and decisionmaking processes for sharing the wealth of the ocean to
benefit all.
Sessions
30 October 2013:
Early registration
30 November 2013:
Abstract submission and financial support
application
31 December 2013:
Notification of abstract acceptance and
financial support grant
15 January 2014:
Confirmation of participation by paper
presenters
Registration & Fee
All registration fees will be used to cover
meals, reception and printing materials. To
plan our events more efficiently, interested
participants are encouraged to pre-register
as early as possible via our On-line
Pre/Registration and Payment Form at:
http://www.vnio.org.vn/9thwestpacsymp
Early registration:
Early registration for
Students:
Registration after
30/10/2013:
Students:
Spouse:
USD
100
50
150
80
50
Travel & Accommodation
More detailed information concerning
travel and transportation can be found in
the symposium website:
www.vnio.org.vn/9thwestpacsymp.
Financial Support
All sessions are open to all participants, and will focus around
three main themes: (1) Understanding Ocean Processes in the
Indo- Pacific Region; (2) Ensuring Marine Biodiversity, Food
Safety and Security; and (3) Maintenance of Ocean Health.
Understanding Ocean Processes in the Indo-Pacific
Region
● Role of the Indo-Pacific Ocean in regional climate change
Financial support will be available for a
limited number of participants, especially
for young scientists and students from
developing countries in the WESTPAC
region.
Contact Address
Local Secretariat for the WESTPAC 9th
and variability
● Status, trends and effects of climate, natural disturbances
and anthropogenic stressors on ocean ecosystems
● Risk/vulnerability assessment on coastal sea-level related
hazards focusing on sea level rise, storm surges and coastal
erosion
● Sediment source-to-sink process in the Western Pacific
Ensuring Marine Biodiversity, Food Safety and Security
● Status, trends of marine biodiversity and productivity
(including marine endangered species, invasive species, etc.)
● Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
● Toxic marine organisms and seafood safety
Maintenance of Ocean Health
● Changing ocean biogeochemistry and its ecosystem impact
(particularly nutrient supply and cycles, hypoxia , POPs and
heavy metals)
● Ocean acidification and its effects on marine ecosystems
● Harmful algal blooms
● Restoration and conservation of marine ecosystems
● Remote sensing in integrated coastal and marine
management
International Scientific Symposium
Mrs. Do Minh Thu
Institute of Oceanography
01 Cau Da, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa,
Vietnam
Tel: (84-58) 3590035
Fax: (84-58) 3590034
Email: [email protected]
and/or
IOC Regional Office for the Western
Pacific
Ms. Nachapa Saransuth
Intergovernmental Oceanographic
Commission of UNESCO
Tel: +66 2 1411288
Fax: +66 2 1439245
Email: [email protected];
[email protected]
Cross-cutting and Emerging Issues
● Development and demonstration of ocean forecasting
system
● Technical and technological developments, and data
management in coastal and open ocean observations
● Marine renewable energy
● Good practices in, and lessons learnt from capacity
development for marine science and ocean governance
Moreover, one Senior Officials Forum is being planned in view
of the importance of engaging governmental officials in charge
of marine science, observation and capacity building.
Keynote Addresses
● Achievements and perspectives of marine science in the region
● Climate change and variability and its related disasters in the region
● Climate and anthropogenic impacts to and resilience of ecosystems in the region
● Latest scientific advances and innovations in ocean observations techniques
● Impacts on the ocean and coasts following the 2011 Japan Tsunami
● Marine processes and resource management towards sustaining marine biodiversity and food security