HomeActivities: SCA Conference Eighth Conference

Eighth Conference
May 27 - 30, 2008, Qingdao, China

Theme : Sustainable Development on Marine Resources and Environment
Organized by : China Association for Science and Technology (CAST),Qingdao Municipal People's Government,Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
* The conference was held in cooperation with the International Forum on Marine Science and Technology and Economic Development (IFMSTED) 2008 which was held during the same period in Fuxin Hotel in Qingdao.

The conference was attended by ten SCA member countries: China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.

In the Opening Ceremony on May 28 which was held in cooperation with the International Forum on Marine Science and Technology and Economic Development (IFMSTED) 2008, Prof. Masahide Kaeriyama, Hokkaido University delivered a keynote speech.

At the General AssemblyⅠon May 28, three new SCA Joint Projects were proposed and approved: "Open Data and Knowledge Environment for Innovative Research on Poverty Free and Ecosystem Protection in Asian (ODKE)" proposed by Prof. Liu Chuang (Chinese Academy of Sciences: CAS) and Dr. Pakorn Apaphant (Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency: GISTDA, Thailand), "Sustainable Water Resources Management in Asia" proposed by Prof. Shinichiro Ohgaki (SCJ) and "Action Plans for Natural Disaster Mitigation" proposed by Prof. Kenji Satake (SCJ).

Two Progress Reports of the SCA joint projects were presented: the first one is "Professional Training Course and Research on Sustainability Science" by Prof. Dr. Mazlin Bin Mokhtar and Dr. Ibrahim Komoo, Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Malaysia, and the second one is "Space and Lithosphere Environment Changes in Indonesia" by Prof. Kiyofumi Yumoto, SCJ.

The Special lecture "Current Status of Korean Economy and Desirable Corporate Strategies" was delivered by Dr. Dong Ki Kim, National Academy of Sciences (NAS), ROK.

At the General Assembly on May 30 “First Strategic Plan Proposal of the Science Council of Asia (From the End of the 2008 Conference until the 2011 Conference)” was unanimously approved.

Among the SCA Joint Projects which are in progress, the five projects, namely, "Gender", "Water", "Natural Disasters", "Ocean Security in Asia" and "Honeybee" held individually during the morning and afternoon of May 29. The Special Session: "Pop Culture in Asia (Comparison of Film Culture)" was also held on the same day.


 Chairperson's Summary

Observers  (in alphabetical order)

  • Pacific Science Association (PSA)