International Scientific Conference & Forum “Bien Dong 2017”

VIET NAM ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY

95 Years of Dedication to Marine Science (1922 – 2017)
International Scientific Conference & Forum
“Bien Dong 2017”
SCIENCE FOR THE BLUE GROWTH in THE SOUTH CHINA SEA
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Bien Dong (the South China Sea) is one of the world’s richest marine biodiversity marginal seas, high abundant and diverse in marine resources, and extremely significant in a geopolitical sense. However, Bien Dong is being challenged in enormous environmental and resource issues, which are transboundary, spreadingly impacting from the coast to the open ocean. Thus it has been increasingly attracting research interests not only from the countries surrounding the Bien Dong, which are depending largely upon its natural resources, but also from countries from the other parts of the world.
During its 95 years of development, in cooperation with Vietnamese and foreign partners, the Institute of Oceanography has carried out series of scientific investigations and researches, achieved significant knowledge on Bien Dong, making remarkable contribution to sustainable development and conservation of biodiversity and environment in Bien Dong.
The Scientific Conference “Bien Dong” was first organized in 2000, followed by the second in 2002, and then repeated every five years. The conferences were aimed to providing chances for syntheses and presenting scientific reasearch, places for marine managers and scientists to meet and discuss concerned themes in marine science and environment problems, and to promote cooperation on marine science in this region. The Scientific Conference “Bien Dong” beginned to extend to a broader international scientific and non-scientific audiences since 2007.
On the occasion of its 95th anniversary (14/09/1922 – 14/09/2017), the Institute of Oceanography, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology is going to organize the International Scientific Conference & Forum “Bien Dong 2017: Science for Blue Growth in the South China Sea” in order to review the scientific research results and achievement on Bien Dong over the last five years, advance marine scientific knowledge and promote international cooperation toward a blue economy in this region.
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International Scientific Conference & Forum “Bien Dong 2017”
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