LOICZ Regional Node Southeast Asia
Beverly P.L. GOH: Coordinator of the LOICZ Southeast Asia Regional Node
Beverly P.L. GOH, PhD
Nanyang Technological University
1 Nanyang Walk, SINGAPORE 637616
Phone: +65 6790 3819
Fax: +65 6896 9432
Dr Goh also conducts ecological surveys on tropical intertidal and marine ecosystems, (particularly coral reefs), and regularly provides inputs to the Biodiversity Centre of the National Parks Board of Singapore (NParks, Ministry of National Development).
ABOUT THE LOICZ SOUTHEAST ASIA REGIONAL NODE
The LOICZ Southeast Regional Node, established at the Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, was set up to enhance the relevance of LOICZ in the SEA region. The node aims to facilitate information gathering and exchange on coastal zones in the region, to contribute to the global database of LOICZ, so that knowledge generated can be applied to better coastal zone management at local, regional and international levels. An MOU between NIE and the LOICZ IPO/GKSS was formalized on 1 September 2007.
The Regional Node is building up a regional network of coastal and marine scientists. Regional workshops and projects have been initiated to build capacity in the scientific community, and also to facilitate the implementation of affiliated projects pertaining to the five scientific themes of LOICZ II (2006 – 2015). The node also has links with the Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study (based in Beijing, PRC), a program implemented by START International in collaboration with the Earth System Science Partnership Programs.
Currently, the Regional Node is implementing a three year project on assessing the vulnerability of coastal zones, funded by the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change (APN). This project is in the process of establishing case studies in seven countries within the Southeast Asian region.