International Conference Bien Dong 2012: “90 Years of Marine Science in Vietnamese and Adjacent waters” 12-14/9/2012, Nha Trang
The International Conference Bien Dong 2012 was held from Sept. 12-14, 2012 on the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the Institute of Oceanography. Also on this occasion, the Institute of Oceanography was honoured to receive the First-class Independence Medal. Under the guidance and support from the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology and many national and international sponsors, the conference was successfully organized.
From152 registered papers received, 129 papers were presented during the conference (105 oral, 24 posters) in the plenary and 8 parallel sessions including: Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Marine Biology and Aquaculture, Oceanographic Processes and Marine Engineering, Biochemistry and Marine Natural Products, Marine Geology and Chemistry, Natural Hazard and Climate Change, Biology and Ecology of HABs, Coastal and Ocean Management. The workshop “Marine Protected Areas In Vietnam: Opportunities and Challenges” was also held during the conference.
More than 200 managers and scientists from national research institutions, universities and different sectorial bodies attended the conference. It also attracted more than 20 international scientists from England, Germany, USA, Russia, Japan, France, China, Sweden, Thailand and Australia to participate in this event.
The International Conference on Bien Dong 2012 was a place for national and international managers and scientists to meet each others, exchange and share marine research results and marine management experience. It has brought a lot of opportunities for all participants to build and expand cooperation programs/projects on marine science.
Some pictures from the Conference:
Reporters: Do Minh Thu and Bui Thi Minh Ha
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