International Workshop

"From University To The World"

Indonesia Seas: Catalysts For Future Global Ocean Sustainability

Unpad Campus, Dipatiukur, Indonesia, 6-7 October 2023

Call for participants and presentations

We invite you to join as participants or presenter


Indonesia, renowned as the world’s largest archipelagic nation, consist of an extensive collection of 16,056 islands. With a coastline stretching beyond 95,180 kilometres, Indonesia ranks as the second-largest globally, following Canada. Within this intricate interplay of land and sea, Indonesia boasts unparalleled marine and coastal biodiversity. It encompasses an estimated 108,000 kilometres of coastline, accounting for roughly 16 percent of the planet’s coral reefs, and providing habitat for more than 2,000 diverse reef fish species. The diverse marine tapestry of Indonesia is further enhanced by micro-fauna and mega-fauna. This intricate weave of marine ecosystem positioned Indonesia as a haven for marine wildlife for its profound natural heritage. 

Amidst this natural wealth, the Indonesian Seas emerge as dynamic catalysts propelling the trajectory towards future global ocean sustainability. In their multifaceted roles, the Indonesia seas assume a pivotal position in the pursuit of a harmonious coexistence between humanity and the oceans. The significant of Indonesia seas capacity in global ocean sustainability will resonate a transformative action on a global scale. The catalytic influence of the Indonesian Seas is evident in their remarkable ability to instigate change amidst the formidable challenges that pervade marine environments worldwide. These challenges span a spectrum from overfishing and plastic pollution to the degradation of coral reefs and the far-reaching impacts of climate change. Positioned at the forefront of these challenges, the Indonesian Seas beckon innovative solutions and proactive interventions to safeguard their resilience and vitality. Moreover, The Indonesian Seas possess limitless potential for charting a course toward sustainable ocean stewardship. Within their diverse ecosystems and rich biodiversity lies a reservoir of scientific knowledge, invaluable for shaping conservation strategies and nurturing international collaboration. The resources derived from these seas sustain the livelihoods of millions through fishing, aquaculture, and burgeoning eco-tourism initiatives, solidifying their integral role within global economies.

Given the complexity and significance of global ocean sustainability, a dedicated meeting focused on navigating the challenges and potentials of Indonesia’s seas becomes imperative. Such a forum fosters collaboration, knowledge exchange, and coordination among researchers, scientists, policymakers, and various stakeholders. The complexity of this theme mandates a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to fully grasp its dynamics and ramifications. By convening experts within this field, a meeting provides a platform for disseminating the latest research findings, evaluating existing knowledge, and identifying critical research gaps. It fosters substantive discussions covering conservation, biodiversity, the climate impact on fisheries, the Indonesian Throughflow (ITF), food sovereignty in the ocean, and policy direction for maritime affairs. Furthermore, this gathering catalyses the creation of collaborative research endeavours, exploration of potential mitigation strategies, and the formulation of an action plan to address knowledge gaps and policy implications. Ultimately, the envisioned meeting serves as a catalyst for advancing the comprehension of challenges and potentials, fuelling scientific cooperation, and shaping evidence-based decisions for the sustainable management of Earth’s oceans.


To achieve these objectives, the meeting will encompass various activities. First, a high-level seminar and dissemination session will be organized, inviting esteemed experts from China, Japan, and Indonesia. This seminar will serve as a platform to share and disseminate the latest research findings, insights, and advancements related to the Indonesian Seas as a Global Ocean Sustainability. The participation of experts from multiple countries will enrich the discussions and provide diverse perspectives on this crucial oceanic phenomenon.

Alongside the seminar, the meeting will incorporate focused group discussions focused on various key themes. These discussions will provide a more detailed exploration of specific aspects related to the global ocean sustainability towards challenges and potentials, including its impact on regional climate patterns, ocean dynamics, ecological consequences, and potential mitigation strategies. The group discussions will foster knowledge exchange, encourage brainstorming sessions, and facilitate collaboration among participants. This collaborative approach aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the Throughflow while identifying potential areas for further research and action.

Furthermore, during the meeting, participants will have the opportunity to make a declaration of commitment on behalf of their countries. This declaration will emphasize their support for the sustainability of the ocean and their dedication to combating climate change and global ocean sustainability. Additionally, the meeting will also witness the establishment of the Climate Center in Unpad (CCU), indicating a significant step towards advancing research and initiatives related to climate and ocean studies.

Targeted Participants

Approximately 100  participants from national and international, List of potential invited national participant institutions below:

Universities and Universities Research Centres in Indonesia
  2. SDGs UNPAD,
  3. Dean of Faculty of Agriculture at UNPAD,
  4. Dean of Faculty of Geology at UNPAD,
  5. Dean of Faculty Social and Political Sciences at UNPAD,
  6. Dean of Faculty of Communication Sciences at UNPAD,
  7. Dean of Faculty of Medicine at UNPAD,
  8. Dean of Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering ITB,
  9. Dean of Faculty of Earth Science and Technology ITB,
  10. BRIN Deputy,
  11. Center for Coastal and Marine Resources Studies IPB,
  12. Climate Change Centre IPB,
  13. Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science UNDIP,
  14. Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, Fisheries Study Programme UGM,
  15. Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science UNPATI,
  16. Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science UNHAS,
  17. Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science UNRI,
  18. Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science UNSRAT,
  19. Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science UNIBRAW,
  20. Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science UMRAH,
  21. Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science UNSYIAH,
  22. Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science University of Haluoleo,
  23. Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science UNAIR,
  24. Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science UNSOED,
  25. Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science UNKHAIR,
  26. Dean of Faculty of Marine Affairs and Fisheries UNUD,
  27. Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Marine Science Study Program UNSRI,
  28. Heads of Ocean Engineering and Marine Environmental Science Study Programme ITERA,
  29. Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Marine Science Study Program UI,
  30. Head of Study Program Department of Ocean Engineering ITS,
Government Institutions
  1. Ministry of Maritime and Fisheries Affairs,
  2. Agency for Marine and Fisheries Human Resources Development and Extension (BPPSDM-KP),
  3. Hydrography and Oceanography Centre of Indonesia Navy (PUSHIDROSAL),
  4. National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN),
  5. Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG),
  6. Maritime Occupational Health Center (BKKPL)
Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
  1. Indonesia Oceanography Community (ISOI),
  2. Institute for Marine Research and Observation (IMRO),
  3. Conservation Indonesia (CI),
  4. World Wildlife Fund (WWF),
  5. World Research Institute (WRI),
  6. The Nature Conservacy (TNC),
  7. Maritime Occupational Health Center (IOC-WESPAC),
  8. Coral Triangle Center Indonesia (CTCI)


Dr. rer. nat. Tri Dewi Prihadi

Universitas Padjadjaran

Prof. Iskhaq Iskandar, M.Sc

Sriwijaya University

Prof. Zuzy anna, M.Si

Universitas Padjadjaran

Dr. Abdul Kholiq

National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN)

Event date and Venue


  • Friday to Saturday, 6th – 7th October 2023


Bale Rumawat

  • Address : Unpad Campus, Jln. Dipati Ukur No. 35 Bandung
  • Capacity: 156 Person
  • Facility: Chair: 156 Unit; Table 3 Unit; Standard  Sound System, AC, Stage 4 x 5 m, LCD dan Big Screen     
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