Topics of interest


  1. Ocean and Coastal Dynamics

The session discusses ongoing issue related to oceanographic operational system, forecasting and prediction with data assimilation, and modeling analysis result related to ocean dynamics.

  1. Climate Change and Biogeochemical Processes

Discussing various studies and evidences of ocean environmental stress due to climate change from ocean biology-geology-chemical perspectives.

  1. Air-Sea Interaction and Climate Variability

Discuss the role of major forcing components that drives ocean circulation (e.g., heat and freshwater fluxes and wind stress) around tropical zone, including feedback from ocean to atmospheric dynamics. The session attempts to identify consistent spatial patterns of the connected and independent modes.

  1. Marine Disasters and Hazards & Marine Degradation

Research theme invites interdisciplinary research topics targeting risk reduction caused by natural hazards, including disaster management.

  1. Living Marine Resources (Sub-theme : Coastal Conservation, Biodiversity, Marine Pollutant, Marine Food Security and Aquaculture)

Strengthening resilience, mitigation, and adaptation of environment and biodiversity to fight against natural and anthropogenic stresses and this covers a discussion on the impact of marine pollutant to coastal ecosystem and conservation.

Provides a platform to exchange knowledge about the marine ecosystem and development of aquatic food resources through sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, particularly on the role of aquatic animal health to ensure safe supply of seafood.

  1. Non-living Marine Resources (Sub-theme : Marine Geology and Marine Renewable Energy)

This section seeks contributions that address study on active oceanic plates and marginal basin development, oceanic geomorphology development, and earth geodynamics change. It is also addressing key topics to enhance applicability and performance of potential renewable energy from ocean sector.

  1. Satellite and Ocean Remote Sensing

Assessment to future application of earth system science for broad range of potential users. This includes update to the advancement of geodetic observations, availability of the-state-of-the-art high-resolution digital topography, ongoing improvement of dating methods.

  1. Marine Technology (Sub-theme : Offshore Technology, Underwater Acoustic and Ocean Observation)

This session presents a collection of studies related to ocean exploration via modern technology, application of oceanographical acoustic, acoustic propagation and scattering: modelling and measurement.


Participants may select the type of presentations which consist of (1) Oral and (2) Poster through flash presentations. The committee will make a final judgement by considering the contribution and breakthrough mentioned in abstract.

Oral Presentation

Setting of MSAT 2017 mini-symposium is quite unique. The chairs in each mini-symposium consist of two-invited well-known scientists who will deliver 25 mins presentations and 5 mins discussions. Each slot of a mini-symposium will be two hours long, 10 minutes for each presentation, and additional 5 minutes for discussion. Therefore, four to six selected oral presentations will be given in each mini-symposium per slot.

Flash Presentation

Poster presenters are necessary to effectively communicate their results  to all audiences. The MSAT 2017 provides friendly and interactive way for poster presenters to announce main findings to others.  Delivered in two-minute presentation, flash presentation will be one of sessions that won’t be missed by MSAT 2017 participants!