Scientific Communication in Fisheries and Marine Sciences

Last year the Indonesian government announced the much-awaited vision, namely “maritime-axis doctrine” that puts fisheries, marine affairs and the fisheries sector as the main pillar of national economic development. Indonesian marine and fisheries development has adopted the concept of sustainable development paradigm “Blue Economy”. Such a concept is the latest version of the green economy which is not only preserving and protecting ecosystems for sustainable use, the blue economy also puts the ecosystem as a subject and a model in the use of the ecosystem itself by focusing on community involvement (social inclusiveness), creativity and innovation that can manage products and services in an efficient manner.

Fisheries and Marine Sciences Faculty - Jenderal Soedirman University in collaboration with the Center for Maritime Biosciences Studies organized for the first time a “Scientific Communication in Fisheries and Marine Sciences” (SciFiMaS) conference.  The SciFiMas conference 2016 came from the idea of reunification of the vision and commitment of fisheries and marine stakeholders in Indonesia in order to support sustainable development through scientific communication based on the results of basic research, applied and frontier sciences in this field. Approximately 300-400 participants and invited guests from various organizations / institutions with diverse backgrounds both from government, businesses, communities and academia will be able to attend the activities for planned SciFiMas 2016. The conference sessions will be opened by the Ministry of Coordinating of Maritime Affairs and Resources (to be confirmed) and three guest speakers representing academia, business (Indonesian Chamber of Commerce), government and society.

To reinforce the Indonesian branding, we call this international conference “KRIPIK-SciFiMaS”, which comes from the SciFiMaS tranlation in bahasa Indonesia (KRIPIK : Komunikasi Riset Ilmiah Perikanan dan Ilmu Kelautan).

Theme
Role of Basic, Applied and Frontier Sciences in the Fisheries and Marine Sciences Field within Blue Economic Perspectives

Sub-themes :
1. Aquatic resources for national food security

2. Aquaculture Engineering

3. Biodiversity and bioprospecting for Fisheries and Marine Resources

4. Integrated management of coastal and marine areas and conservation

5. Marine Pollution

6. Sea as the world's climate buffer

7. Social economic aspect of fisheries

8. Coastal community empowerment

Objectives
The purpose of this conference is to establish the exchange of information on basic research, applied and frontier, in the field of fisheries and marine to reposition the role and contribution of the scientists and researchers involved in the sustainable development paradigm with the blue economy in Indonesia.