DECADE ACTION INCUBATOR 8

Unlock the mysteries and opportunities about marine biodiversity in the Indo-Pacific Convergent Center

Connecting the Pacific and Indian oceans, the Indo-Pacific Convergent Center (IPCC) is located in the center of the Indo-Pacific warm pool – the warmest temperature over the global ocean – providing the primary heat that drives the tropical ocean-atmosphere coupled system.

IPCC is deeply influenced by many oceanic, atmospheric and geological systems. The formation and evolution of marine biodiversity are strongly associated with ocean circulation, tectonic processes, paleo-ocean environment, climate changes, and life processes. Many scientific issues associated with the biodiversity center, however, have not yet been explored, and how climate change impacts the biodiversity in the IPCC remains largely unknown.

This incubator will share the latest knowledge about climate change in the region and its impacts, brief on the current status of marine biodiversity and its sustainable use, analyze knowledge gaps on the formation and evolution of marine biodiversity in the region, identify priority interests and promote a multi-disciplinary approach to marine ecosystem and biodiversity research in the area.

Speakers

Rencheng Yu

Assistant Director of Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Ocky Karna Radjasa

Head of Research Organization of Earth Sciences at BRIN, Ministry of Research and Technology (Kemristek)

Krishan D. Karunarathne

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Jie Zhang

Associate Professor, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS)

Yongquan Yuan

Associate Professor, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS)

26 November 2021

0830-1030

(UTC+7, Bangkok time)

Fan Wang

Director of the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS)

Zainal Arifin

Professor of Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)

Aileen Tan

Director of Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Contact

For any inquiries please email

iocwestpac@unesco.org

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