Coming together: 2015 Planning Workshop

More than 50 scientists and coastal planners from Indonesia, the Philippines, the United States and Australia attended the first CCRES Annual Planning Workshop in February.

Indonesian officials - representing national, provincial and district levels of government - included representatives from the Ministry for Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and COREMAP-CTI. They were joined by leading scientists from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and the University of Hasanuddin.

Guest Indonesian presenters included Dr Subandono Diposaptono, Director of Spatial Planning for Ocean, Coast and Small Islands (MMAF); Dr Zainal Arifin, Director, Research Centre for Oceanography, LIPI, and Professor Jamal Jompa, University of Hasanuddin, Makassar.

Also attending were representatives of project partners the University of the Philippines (Philippines), The University of Queensland and Currie Communications (Australia) and Cornell University (United States).