A Seminar at the Heart of Coral Triangle Diversity

Unveiling the Wonders of Manado: A Seminar at the Heart of Coral Triangle Marine Diversity (Life Below Water – SDG 14)

Dive into Discovery: A Unique Educational Experience in Manado, North Sulawesi

Join us for an unforgettable seminar unlike any other! Held in the vibrant capital of North Sulawesi, Indonesia, this seminar offers a unique opportunity to combine classroom learning with firsthand exploration of a true marine paradise.

Unveiling the Wonders:

  • Seminar Theme: Life Below Water (SDG 14)
  • Dates: June 11-12, 2024
  • Venue: Four Points Hotel Manado, Manado, Indonesia
  • Committee Organizers: Sam Ratulangi University in collaboration with CTI-CFF

Immerse Yourself:

  • Strategic Location: The seminar is strategically located near Bunaken National Marine Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Renowned for its breathtaking coral reefs and teeming marine life, Bunaken offers a diver’s dream and a powerful complement to the seminar’s focus on marine conservation and sustainable practices.
  • CTI CFF Regional Secretariat: The seminar’s proximity to the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security(CTI-CFF) Regional Secretariat allows for potential interaction with leading regional experts in coral reef protection. This fosters valuable discussions on real-world conservation strategies.

A Holistic Learning Experience:

This seminar goes beyond traditional lectures. By combining classroom sessions with the opportunity to explore Bunaken and potentially engage with CTI experts, we offer a holistic learning experience. Participants will gain valuable knowledge while being surrounded by the very ecosystems we strive to protect.

Meet the Experts:

We are honored to have a distinguished group of invited speakers who will share their knowledge and expertise:

  • Prof. Dr. Grevo S. Gerung (Indonesia)
  • Prof. Dr. Farida Binti Mohammad (Malaysia)
  • Dr. Ralph Mana (Papua New Guinea)
  • Dr. Cristy S. Acabado (Philippines)
  • Prof. Dr. Transform Aqorau (Solomon Islands)
  • Dr. Mario M. Cabral (Timor Leste)

Target Audience:                                                        

  • Fisheries scientists and managers
  • Marine biologists and ecologists
  • Oceanographers and geophysicists
  • Policymakers and government officials
  • Representatives from NGOs and conservation organizations
  • Academics and researchers

Important Dates:

  • April 17, 2024: Call for Papers issued
  • May 31, 2024: Deadline for Abstract Submission
  • June 3, 2024: Notification of Acceptance for Speakers
  • April 17, 2024: Registration Opens

Don’t miss this opportunity to:

  • Learn from leading experts in marine conservation and sustainable practices.
  • Explore the breathtaking beauty of Bunaken National Marine Park.
  • Network with colleagues from around the world.
  • Make a difference for the future of our oceans.

Join us in Manado for an unforgettable learning journey!

For more information and to submit your abstract, please email us at: internationaloffice@unsrat.ac.id.