Partido State University (ParSU), in partnership with the Kochi University, will hold the 16th International Kuroshio Science Conference on December 16-17, 2023, in Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines.

The conference, with the theme, "Towards Resilient and Sustainable Ecosystems and Communities along Kuroshio Sphere of Influence,” aims to share and spread knowledge that can address current challenges, stimulate research and innovation, and position ParSU at the heart of the global community through stronger collaborations with other higher educational institutions both nationally and internationally. This would bring together a diverse group of educators, researchers, and practitioners from public and private sectors from local and international institutions to share knowledge, experiences, and challenges in achieving resilient and sustainable ecosystems and communities along the Kuroshio Sphere.

Seven distinguished plenary speakers will deliver presentations and discuss novel scientific impacts. Several notable guests will also be present to share recent discoveries that may deepen the understanding of the conference's session themes and expand the body of knowledge.

The conference will feature parallel sessions on restoration, conversation, rehabilitation of natural resources, fisheries management/oceanography, adaptive capacity/resiliency, food security/processing technology, indigenous knowledge/culture/history, health and education, socioeconomics, ecosystem services valuation, climate change impact mitigation, marine pollution/marine plastics/ecotoxicology, protected areas and coastal resource management, biodiversity, habitat/ecology, and biotechnology.

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