ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 7 (PIA) - - - In line with the thrust of the Duterte administration, the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) PHL will conduct Regional Scientific Meetings in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao in coordination with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Mindanao Cluster.
For Mindanao, NAST PHL will hold the two-day Regional Scientific Meeting in Davao City on March 13-14, 2017 which covers Region IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA and ARMM.
More than 300 scientists and researchers from all over Mindanao are expected to attend this activity.
This is in preparation for the conduct of NAST PHL 39th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) on July 12-13, 2017 with the theme “Attaining Sustainable Development Goals: Philippine Fisheries 20/20.”
For this year, NAST PHL adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) to be its overarching theme. The Agricultural Sciences Division, being the host division, agreed to focus on “fisheries” where science is critical. They are also interested in determining how these sectors will impact the achievement of SDGs in the Philippines.
The annual activity aims to convene a conference to determine how the Philippines will achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It serves as the leading forum for the presentation of the results of scientific and policy research.
Among the Invited experts include: Dr. Cesar L. Villanor, professor at the University of the Philippines (UP) Marine Science Institute, who will discuss about the “Sustainable Sardine Production”; Mr. Alfred Pedrosa III, president of the Seaweed Industry Association of the Philippines, who will talk on the “Current Status of the Seaweed Industry”; Academicians William T. Torres and Guillermo Q. Tabios III who will discuss “Fisheries Ecosystem”; Academician Reynaldo B. Vea who will present “Optimization of Fishing Vessel Design”; and Dr. Glenn Doromal Aguilar, chancellor of UP Visayas who will talk on “Municipal Fishing Boats.” (ALT-PIA9/Zamboanga Sibugay)