Malang, 20-24 October 2015
An event, the International Conference on Ocean, Environment and Ecotoxicology (ICOEE) was held on October, 20th to 24th, 2015 in Brawijaya University in Malang, Indonesia. The Head of Organizing Committee, Prof. Yenny Risjani, reported that abstract from about 80 presenters come from about 40 institutions, with plenary lecturers, parallel platform and posters presentation provide many opportunity for discussion. Entirely, this event is attended by more than 200 participants from Indonesia, including Sumatra, Java, Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi and Kalimantan. Scientists from different countries, among them are from France, Japan, India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore and Bangladesh.
As global warming has touched various aspects of environmental life, managing natural resources in sustainable manner is very important to protect the earth. Therefore, the theme “advancing life sciences for a sustainable environment” was selected for this event, and correlated with Paris COP-21. From the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Directorate General Secretary of Climate Change, give plenary lecture about Indonesia INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution), Commitment and National Policy in Climate Change Restraint. Indonesia INDC is a state of the Indonesian will to conduct Climate Change Restraint Effort for 2015-2020. This document is prepared as the contribution for COP-21 UNFCCP in Paris on 30 November – 11 December 2015. Indonesia has the commitment for the future development in lowering carbon emission, for 26 % in 2020 and 29 % in 2030 with self financing. Moreover, minister’s adviser of Maritime and Fisheries affair (Dr. Suseno Sukoyom) mentioned that sustainable development is really important to comprising the ability to future generation to meet their own needs. Nowadays, Fisheries and Aquaculture assure the livelihoods of 10-12 percent of the world’s population.
The Institut Francais Indonesia (IFI), supported for the mission of five French Scientists for the venue, among others, Prof. Christophe Minier, Directeur Adjoint Scientifique at ONEMA, Paris. Other French scientists that will give plenary lecture are from IFREMER, University of La Rochele, Universite de Nantes and Universite du Harve.