10th 7-SEAS International Workshop of Technologies and Science on Transboundary Haze Co-hosted by UNMC
|The 7-SEAS (7- South East Asia Studies) conference chaired by Professor Andy Chan, the Dean of Engineering in UNMC was held at The National Space Agency of Malaysia (ANGKASA Malaysia) hosted by UNMC and UITM from 22 to 24th of September.
The aim of the workshop was to foster a platform for scientists and academics from around the world to share their experiences, as well as to discuss and identify the areas in which future research needs to be focused on. From this, they would be able to cultivate strong networks in order to tackle the haze issue which is one of the highlighted issues Southeast Asia is facing.
|Students studying Geoinformatic, Remote sensing etc. from University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) attended the workshop to learn and collect information regarding the topic.|
The 7-SEAS International workshop was officiated with a warm welcoming speech by Dr.Ramzah Dambul, the Deputy Secretary-General of ANGKASA Malaysia. It was then followed by another speech from Professor Andy Chan where he welcomed all the guest from NASA, NRL USA (National Research Laboratory), NCU (National Central University), UTM (University Teknologi of Malaysia), NUS (National University of Singapore), city University of Hong Kong, UNMC and etc. and reminded everybody that 7-SEAS which initially started in 2007 is a data sharing network in the field of aerosol-meteorology and climate interaction.
Aerosol-meteorology is the study of effects of tiny particles in the environment and its impact on weather and climate, which provides an in-depth study on haze and other factors which affects the environment/air quality.
On each day of the workshop, participants shared more data, information and findings on their projects which raised curiosity and discussion among the audience.
Professor Andy would like to convey a message to all that: “It is indeed an honor for Malaysia, in particular UNMC, to be part of this very important international scientific program and more so to host an event for NASA. We aim to use this as a scientific platform to initiate closer collaboration with other ASEAN countries on air quality technologies. The knowledge shared will be very useful to tackle our pressing air quality problems.”
by Sadaf Hemmati on Saturday, 5 November 2016
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