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SIMSEA Launched

WEDNESDAY, 15 JUNE – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) had recently launched its Sustainable Initiative in the Marginal Seas of South and East Asia (SIMSEA) Research Group.

By doing so, UMS joins other institutional partners in Japan, New Zealand and the Philippines in generating policy and community-relevant knowledge.

Headed by Professor Dr. Fadzilah Majid-Cooke, UMS SIMSEA comprises researchers from the various centres of excellence and faculties of UMS; the Borneo Marine Research Institute, Faculty of Science and Natural Resources, Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the host Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage.

“SIMSEA is an international alliance of natural and social scientists with support from the International Council for Science Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ICSU ROAP),” said Prof. Fadzilah, in a statement.

One of the objectives of SIMSEA is to co-design an integrative programming that would establish the sustainability of the Marginal Seas of South and East Asia.

Meanwhile, SIMSEA will hold a regional research symposium on 26-28 September 2016 in the Philippines, where scientists and the development community explore potential research collaboration and the establishment of a knowledge action network for the region.

More details can be obtained through  – FL

Source: UMS SIMSEA Research Group


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