IOC Sub-Commission

for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

Fifth WESTPAC Summer School on the Monsoon Onset Monitoring and its Social & Ecosystem Impacts (MOMSEI)

09 Sep 2014 - 13 Sep 2014

I. BACKGROUND

Asian Monsoon plays a significant role in the agriculture and the livelihood of people in the wider Southeast Asian Basin and its neighboring countries since it brings most of rainfall to this region. Naturally, while Asian Monsoon deviates from its normal pattern, it causes severe disasters such as floods and droughts, even resulting in the disruption of agricultural operation and the displacement of inhabitants. In addition, the extraordinary late monsoon onset leads to an extended length of high sea surface temperature, and thus increasing the risk of coral bleaching. In this sense, it is vital to improve the monitoring capability on monsoon onset in the wider Southeast Asia region for societal and ecosystem benefit.

To this end, in view of the fact that the Asian Monsoon is evidently influenced by and coupled with the ocean, the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) initiated one pilot project entitled “Monsoon Onset Monitoring and its Social and Ecosystem Impact (MOMSEI)” in 2009 within its South East Asia Global Ocean Observing System (SEAGOOS) with objectives to improve the understanding and forecasting of Asia monsoon and its multi-scale variability at regional level through the conduct of air-sea interaction in the Monsoon birthplace, and the analysis of the possible link of monsoon onset with its impact on marine ecosystems.

In the light of increasing demand for capacity building, four MOMSEI summer schools were organized, respectively in Qingdao China 26-30 July 2010, Phuket Thailand 15-19 August 2011, Qingdao China 6-10 August 2012, and Terengganu Malaysia 19-23 August 2013 to bring the up-to-date monsoon science to young scientists from participating countries. In particular, besides the participants from MOMSEI participating countries, previous MOMSEI Summer Schools also received total seventeen trainees from countries bordering the Bay of Bengal, such as India, Bangladesh, Maldives and Sri Lanka in close cooperation with the GEF/FAO Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) project.

Building on the success of and strong interests received from the previous four Summer Schools, WESTPAC decided to organize, in cooperation with BOBLME project, its fifth MOMSEI Summer School in Bogor, Indonesia, 9-13 September 2014, with the kind host of the Research and Development Center for Marine and Coastal Resources (RDCMCR), Agency of Marine and Fishery Research (AMFR), Ministry of Marine and Fishery (MMAF); and Indonesian Agency for Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics (BMKG), Indonesia.

II. TRAINING CONTENTS

The MOMSEI Summer School-V will mainly consist of lecture sessions, wrap-up session and field studies. The Lecture Session aims to cover three themes, i.e. Asian Monsoon Climate; Regional Oceanography in the Indian Ocean; and Biochemical, Biological Processes and Fishery Resources.

Session 1: Asian Monsoon Climate


• The Seasonal Cycle and Inter-annual Variations of Asian Monsoon
• The Decadal, Inter-decadal and trend of Asian Monsoon

Session 2: Regional Oceanography in the Indian Ocean
• Monsoonal circulation in the Indian Ocean
• Tidal process and its data analysis

Session 3: Biochemical, Biological Processes and Fishery Resources
• Biochemical process and its link with monsoon forcing
• Biological process and its link with monsoon forcing
• Deep sea resources and Tuna fisheries in Indian Ocean

Wrap-up session is intended to have trainees share their research work, explore new ideas, and provide feedbacks on future development of MOMSEI project and MOMSEI Summer School.

Potential lecturers are being invited from several marine research institutes within and outside the region who have been working in this field, including the First Institute of Oceanography, SOA of China; Phuket Marine Biological Center, Thailand; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA; and Research Center for Fisheries Management and Conservation of Fish Resources, Agency for Marine and Fisheries Research and Development, Indonesia.

The Summer School will be conducted in English. Detailed program will be sent to all selected participants in due course.

III. TRAINEES

This Summer School is open to young scientists with Master degree or above with scientific background on oceanography, or meteorology, or marine biology and ecosystem.

For those who wish to join the summer school, please send your CV, the Application Form (see appendix 1), no later than 24 July 2014, to Dr Rita Tisiana Dwi Kuswardani (anastasia.tisiana@gmail.com), Dr Weidong Yu (wdyu@fio.org.cn) and with a copy to Mr Wenxi Zhu (w.zhu@unesco.org), Head of UNESCO/IOC Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC), Bangkok, Thailand.

IV. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Limited financial support for the most economic round-way travel and local expenditures is available upon request with selection priority given to the trainees from MOMSEI participating countries.

All funded trainees are required to reserve and purchase their round-trip tickets at economy class between their home country and Jakarta, Indonesia, and bring the original receipt of air flights and boarding pass to the Local Secretariat upon arrival. Reimbursement will be made during the Summer School.

V. DATE AND VENUE

The Fifth Summer School will take place on 9-13 September 2014 at NAM Centre Hotel, Kemayoran and the detailed address is as below.

NAM Hotel-Meeting & Convention Centrel, Kemayoran, Jln. Angkasa Blok B. 10 No.6, Jakarta Pusat 10610, Indonesia

VI. VISA

Participants traveling to Indonesia are perhaps required to have an entry visa in accordance with relevant laws and regulations. Please check visa requirements with the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate in your country, and apply for an entry-visa to Indonesia if required. The Local Secretariat and the WESTPAC Office will be glad to provide you any assistance if needed.

VII. TRANSPORTATION

All participants are required to send their itinerary and passport information to the local organizer at anastasia.tisiana@gmail.com (Dr Anna Kuswardani). Local Committee will provide airport pick-up and transportation for excursion or city tour.

Please note that the local committee will not reimburse transportation for personal purposes.

VIII. LOCAL CONTACT PERSON

Dr. Rita Tisiana Dwi Kuswardani
Research and Development Center for Marine and Coastal Resources (RDCMCR)
Agency of Marine and Fishery Affairs (AMFR)
Ministry of Marine and Fishery (MMAF)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Email: anastasia.tisiana@gmail.com

Location World Meteorological Organization Regional Training Center Asia Pacific
Event Type Technical Workshops and Trainnings
Organisers Staff Participants

IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

Research and Development Center for Marine and Coastal Resources (RDCMCR)

Indonesian Agency for Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics (BMKG)

Rita Tisiana Dwi Kuswardani

Jayaraju Nadimikeri
Guang Yang
Yongliang Duan
Nurul Daud
Rizki Wijaya
Huiwu Wang
Sayedur Chowdhury
Agus Setiyawan
Puput Rachmawati
Zahid Zahid
Fatemeh Amini Yekta
Ali Mehdinia
Adi Purwandana
M. Shahadat Hossain
Komsun Thongtaem
Dewi Surinati
Rizky Muhartono
Soheil Bahrebar
Supasit Boonphienphol
Paul Oloo
Pham Hoan
Wan Mohd Rauhan Wan Hussin
Mochamad Iskandar
Shukri Arsad
Aung Yin
Htet Tun

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Announcement

Announcement.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

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Application Form

Application form.doc

 

Participants

# Name Job Title Affiliation Address Telephone Fax
1 Dr Jayaraju Nadimikeri Assistant Professor Yogi Vemna University Dr. N. Jayaraju Dept of Geology Y.V.University KADAPA-516 003, AP INDIA 0091-9848424185 0091-8562-241777
2 Dr. Guang Yang PostDoctoral COCR, FIO, SOA 6# Xianxialing Road, Qingdao, P.R. China 86-53288892983 86-53288899673
3 Dr. Yongliang Duan Research Associate Center for Ocean and Climate Research, First Institute of Oceanography, SOA, China 6 Xianxialing Road, Qingdao 266061, P. R. China +86-532-88892983 +86-532-88969673
4 Miss Nurul Daud Research Assistant Institute of Ocenography and Environment, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu Institute of Ocenography and Environment, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia +60179179126 +096692166
5 Mr Rizki Wijaya Researcher of Social Economics Research Center For Marine and Fisheries Social Economics, Agency For Marine and Fisheries Research and Development Jalan Pasir Putih 1, Ancol Timur, Jakarta Utara, Indonesia (+62)85693558475 / (+62)852880 (+62)2153650159
6 Mr Huiwu Wang Researcher The First Institute of Oceanography, SOA No.6 Road Xian-Xia-Ling, Qingdao,China +86-532-88968626 +86-532-88960673
7 Mr Sayedur Chowdhury Professor University of Chittagong Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh +880-1768-222912 +880-31-2606014
8 Mr Agus Setiyawan Reseacher Research Center for Management Fisheries and Conservation, Agency of Marine and Fisheries Research and Development BALITBANG KP. 2 Building, Pasir Putih 2 street, North Jakarta 14430 +6825217685666 +682164700929
9 Mrs. Puput Rachmawati Researcher Research Center of Fisheries Management and Conservation, Agency of Marine and Fisheries Research and Development, Ministry of Marine and Fisheries Affairs, Indonesia Balitbang KP II Building, 3rd Floor, Pasir Putih II Street, East Ancol, North Jakarta, Indonesia +6281294389673 +62164700929
10 Dr Zahid Zahid Director Climatology Maldives Meteorological Service Maldives Meteorological Service, Hulhule' 22000, Maldives Phone: +960 330 2065, Fax: +960 334 1797, Mobile: +960 778 6847 E-mail: zahid@met.gov.mv +960 7786847 +960 334 1797
11 Mrs. Fatemeh Amini Yekta Lecturer in Marine biology Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Science No. 3, Etemadzadeh St., Fatemi Ave., Tehran, IR Iran +982166944869 +982166944869
12 Dr Ali Mehdinia Faculty member Departmen of Marine Scinece, Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Science Tehran, P.O.Box: 14155-4781, Iran +989122838234 +982166944869
13 Mr. Adi Purwandana Researcher Research Center for Oceanography, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Pasir Putih I Ancol Timur, Jakarta 14430 +62 81319713400 +6221 64713850
14 Dr M. Shahadat Hossain Director University of Chittagong Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries University of Chittagong Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh +8801711720950 +88-031-726310
15 Mr Komsun Thongtaem Marine Researcher Chemistry Phuket Marine Biological Center, P.O. Box 60, Phuket 83000, Thailand +66847937367 +6676391127
16 Mrs Dewi Surinati Researcher Research Center for Oceanography-Indonesian Institute of Science jl.Pasir Putih 1 Ancol Timur 628159036054 622164711948
17 Mr. Rizky Muhartono Researcher Research Center for Marine and Fisheries Socio Economic. Agency of Marine and Fisheries Research and Development, Ministry of Marine and Fisheries Affairs, Indonesia Jalan Pasir Putih 1, Ancol Timur, Jakarta Utara, Indonesia (+62)81314406063 (+62)2153650159
18 Mr. Soheil Bahrebar Faculty memeber - Researcher National Institute for Oceanograghy and Atmospheric Science No.3 Etemadzadeh, Fatemi Tehran, Iran. PO Box:14155-4781 +98 21 66 56 69 62 +98 21 66 94 48 69
19 Mr. Supasit Boonphienphol Researcher Phuket Marine Biological Center Phuket Marine Biological Center P.O. Box 60 Phuket 83000 +66 7639 1128 ,+66896534177 +66 7639 1127
20 Mr. Paul Oloo Acting Assistant Director Kenya Meteorological Service P.O.Box 30259-00100 Nairobi, Kenya +254-20-3867880-5 +254-20-3876955
21 Mr. Pham Hoan Researcher Institute Of Oceanography, Vietnam Academy Of Science and Technology (IO/VAST) 01 Cau Da Street, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. +84(58)3590208 +84(58)3590034
22 Dr Wan Mohd Rauhan Wan Hussin Lecturer Universiti Malaysia Terengganu School of Fishery and Aquaculture Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia +60199225364 +6096685002
23 Mr. Mochamad Iskandar Candidate Researcher Research Centre for Oceanography Jl. Pasir Putih I, Ancol Timur, Jakarta 14430 (021) 64713850 (021) 64711948
24 Mr Shukri Arsad Science Officer Universiti Malaysia Terengganu Institute of Oceanography and Environment Universiti Malaysia Terengganu 21030 Kuala Terengganu Terengganu, Malaysia +60169500496 +6096692166
25 Mr Aung Yin Assistant Director Department of Meteorology and Hydrology Office No(5),Ministry of Transport, Nay Pyi Taw,Myanmar +95 067 411031 +95 067 411449
26 Mr Htet Tun Observer 3 Department of Meteorology and Hydrology Office No(5),Ministry of Transport, Nay Pyi Taw,Myanmar +95 067 411031 +95 067 411449


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