Addressing climate change issues that have impacts on coastal health, social, economic, fisheries and marine, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences of Diponegoro University held the 6th ICTCRED on October 27-28 2020 by online via Zoom meeting. The event was opened by Undip Rector, Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama, S.H., M.Hum; and attended by the Vice Rector for Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Budi Setiyono, S.Sos., M.Pol.Admin., Ph.D; Vice Rector II, Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Heru Susanto, S.T., M.M., M.T.; Vice Rector for Communications and Business, Dwi Cahyo Utomo, S.E., M.A., Ph.D; Vice Rector for Research and Innovation Prof. Dr. Ir. Ambariyanto, M.Sc.; Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Prof. Tri Winarni, M.Sc., Ph.D and her staffs; Dean of Faculty of Medicine; Dean of Faculty of Law; Dean of Faculty of Public Health; Dean of Faculty of Engineering; Dean of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences; Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business; Dean of Psychology; Dean of Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Agriculture; Dean of Faculty of Science and Mathematics; Dean of Vocational School; Dean of Postgraduate School; Chair of Indonesian Oceanology Undergraduate Association, Dr. Safri Burhanuddin as well as researchers and academics from various countries and fields.

This international seminar is an annual event that aims to promote and disseminate scientific findings within the scope of Ecological Development of Tropical and Coastal Areas. This seminar activity also supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDGs number 13 (climate action), number 14 (life bellow water), and number 17 (partnerships for the goals). This year’s ICTCRED theme is “Sustainable Development in Coastal Area”. The keynote speakers at ICTCRED 2020 are 10 people from 7 countries, including:

  • – Naoki Itoh, Ph.D from the University of Tokyo, Japan, with a field of expertise in infectious diseases of mollusks.
  • – Dr. Ir. Slamet Budi Prayitno, M.Sc from Diponegoro University, Indonesia, with expertise in Aquaculture.
  • – Prof. Lee Chun Woo from Pukyong National University, South Korea, with expertise in fisheries systems.
  • – Dr. Irwandi Jaswir from International Islamic University, Malaysia, with expertise in Food Chemistry and Biochemistry.
  • – Prof Karen Diele from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland with expertise in Marine Ecology.
  • – Prof. Hwa Chien from National Central University, Taiwan, with expertise in oceanography.
  • – Dwi Susanto, Ph.D from the University of Maryland, United States, with expertise in atmospheric and marine science.
  • – Prof. Magaly Koch from Boston University, United States, with expertise in Geology and dry land hydrology.
  • – Prof. Elena N. Naumova from Tufts University, United States, with expertise in Infectious Disease Forecasting and Modeling (InForMID).
  • – Sucharita Gopal from Boston University, United States, with expertise in GIS Spatial analysis, modeling and spatial statistics.

Chairman of seminar committee, Dr. Aris Ismanto, S.Sc., M.Sc., said “This seminar is usually held offline, but due to Covid-19 pandemic, we have to change our habits to be online. We received more than 200 abstracts from prospective presenters, but those who passed the selection stage were 107 presenters, of which 46 were from within Undip and 61 from outside Undip. The entire presenters are divided into 4 countries, namely Indonesia, the Netherlands, the United States and Japan.” The research results presented at ICTCRED 2020 will be published in International proceedings indexed by the Scopus Institute of Physics (IOP); International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Q2), Biodiversity (Q3), Bioflux AACL (Q3), Squalen Bulletin of Marine and Fisheries Post Harvest and Biotechnology (Q4), Food Research (Q4); National journals indexed by SINTA such as the Marina Oceanography Bulletin, National Oceanic Journal, Tropical Marine Journal, and Fisheries Science and Technology.

Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Prof. Tri Winarni Agustini, M.Sc., Ph.D, in the midst of the activity emphasized that the ICTCRED 2020 activity is a collaboration from the fields of coastal health, socio-economy, and marine with the topics of Aquaculture, Fisheries, Marine Natural Products, Biotechnology, Coastal Engineering, Air Sea Interaction, Disaster Mitigation, And Rehabilitation, Coastal Policy, Fisheries Processing Technology, Coastal Resources, Coastal Social and Economic, Marine Science, Geoecohazard, Oceanography, and Coastal Health. ICTCRED 2020 activities are supported by the Association of Indonesian Oceanology Scholars (Ikatan Sarjana Oseanologi Indonesia), Center for ICZM Undip, Corem Undip, TU Delft Netherland, NWO Netherland, and TUFTs University USA. The Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Undip hopes that this activity can be useful for advances in science and technology, especially in the fields of fisheries and marine affairs.