Organizing Chairman's Message

It is with great pleasure and honour to welcome delegates and guests from around the world to participate in AsiaFlux 2021 from September 21st to 23rd, 2021, in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The conference is jointly organized by Malaysian Peat Society (MPS), Sarawak Tropical Peat Research Institute (TROPI) and AsiaFlux Science Steering Committee, in collaboration with National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan; Hokkaido University, Japan, Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), and supported by Sarawak Convention Bureau.

AsiaFlux 2021 is a prestigious event organized with a motivation to provide opportunities for the delegates to present their most recent research activities, to exchange new ideas and experiences, to establish research relations and to explore possibilities of collaborative research. With the conference theme, The Nexus of Land Use Change, Ecosystems & Climate: A Path towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, we intend to make this Conference as the platform to raise awareness to the Government, the Industries and the People especially potential young scientist from Southeast Asia such as Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam on the importance of GHG cycling in guiding sustainable land use policies in the region. Together with several invited talks from internationally renowned scientists, training course, young scientist meeting and tropical peat excursion, AsiaFlux 2021 will offer a rich, stimulating and enthralling programme.

Social events will also be an important part of AsiaFlux 2021. Besides having a chance to schmooze with colleagues and new acquaintances in an informal atmosphere, you will be able to enjoy an extensive variety of mouth-watering local delicacy and traditional cuisine.

In 2020, Sarawak TROPI will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary of flux tower measurements. Thus, we are very excited and looking forward to welcoming you in Kuching next September!

We are confident that AsiaFlux 2021 will provide a fruitful intellectual experience as well as memorable stay in Sarawak.

Please mark your calendar. We look forward to welcome you on our shores!

Dr Lulie Melling
Organizing Chairman