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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Project • CBA2020-08SY-Idris

Sustained capacity building among early-career researchers towards climate resilience by effective ocean monitoring through the satellite remote sensing

The project will deliver a capacity-building course for students and early career professionals at the Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Conference (PORSEC2020). PORSEC is dedicated to helping developing countries build the capacity of marine science, particularly through the application of remote sensing technology to further understanding of Earth’s environmental processes such as climate variability, oceanic hazards (such as sea level rise and pollution effects). PORSEC has coordinated links between national/international agencies and established groups in developed countries and national institutions in developing countries, forcapacity building. Previous PORSEC conferences (bi-annual since 1992) with capacity building tutorials (since 2000) were organized in APN countries (Japan, Australia, China (3), India (2), Indonesia (2), Korea (2)). In 2020, Malaysia will host PORSEC for the first time, marking the conclusion of the international years of the Maritime Continent, with participants from the fields of coastal, ocean and climate Remote Sensing. A five-daycapacity building tutorial for early career researchers, with approximately 30 participants, is proposed. The influence of surrounding seas on the lives, lifestyle and livelihood of people of Malaysia in particular and the maritime continent and Southeast Asia, in general, is inarguable. The capacity building will empower the flock of young scientists to tackle the social and climate issues related to the oceans.