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Taiwan and Sri Lanka Environmental Change Sciences and Technology Innovation Center (TS/ECSTIC)

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I. Introduction

Taiwan (in the subtropical west Pacific) and Sri Lanka (in the tropical India Ocean) are island-type countries. In recent years, our own marine bio-resources and marine ecosystems have been affected by the impacts of global warming, ocean acidification and environmental change. At the national authority level has notice and put efforts on research of these problems. Through collaborative in establishment and operation of the “Taiwan and Sri Lanka Environmental Change Sciences and Technology Innovation Center (TS/ECSTIC)” , academic cooperation between the two nations can be promoted, relevant collective research results will be returned to the nations as a reference for the adaptive solutions of global environmental change impact.

 

Through the platform of TS/ECSTIC, it is expected to develop friendship and promote the information exchange between Taiwan and Sri Lanka's top universities. It will also help the cultivation of marine science and technology talents in the two countries, and further deepen the scientific cooperation and achieve mutually benefit.

 

Areas of Cooperation

 

1.Terrestrial Ecology and conservation

 

2.Nutrient and carbon dynamics in coastal zone of Sri Lanka.

 

3.Effect of global warming on coral reefs, marine ecosystem, mangroves and sea grass bed.

 

4.Smart shrimp aquaculture using the latest technological advancements.

 

With the support of the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology, National Sun Yat-Sen University and Sri Jayawardenepura University of Sri Lanka have formed an alliance to establish the " Taiwan and Sri Lanka Environmental Change Sciences and Technology Innovation Center ". The team of research center from Taiwan take Negombo lagoon which based on mangrove as a sampling site. They do the research on nutrient, carbon dynamics, water coconut and microbes from the mangrove in the Negombo lagoon. In view of the marine environmental crisis such as seawater acidification and coral bleaching, research on its causes and solutions to protect marine resources and ecological environment.

 

II. Highlights

Professor Wen-Chen Chou (Institute of Marine Environment and Ecology, NTOU) and Professor Wei-Jen Huang (Department of Oceanography, NSYSU) set up an instrument in the Negombo lagoon for 36 hours of continuous monitoring.

Professor Wen-Chen Chou (Institute of Marine Environment and Ecology, NTOU) and Professor Wei-Jen Huang (Department of Oceanography, NSYSU) set up an instrument in the Negombo lagoon for 36 hours of continuous monitoring.

Professor Yu-Chung Chiang (Department of Biological Sciences, NSYSU) collected the samples of water coconut.

Professor Yu-Chung Chiang (Department of Biological Sciences, NSYSU) collected the samples of water coconut.

The research team of Professor Chin-Chang Hung (Department of Oceanography, NSYSU) and Professor kamal Ranatunga (Department of Zoology, USJP) collected the samples from the lagoon to the coast.

The research team of Professor Chin-Chang Hung (Department of Oceanography, NSYSU) and Professor kamal Ranatunga (Department of Zoology, USJP) collected the samples from the lagoon to the coast.

The research team of Professor Chin-Chang Hung (Department of Oceanography, NSYSU) and Professor kamal Ranatunga (Department of Zoology, USJP) collected the samples from the lagoon to the coast.

The research team of Professor Chin-Chang Hung (Department of Oceanography, NSYSU) and Professor kamal Ranatunga (Department of Zoology, USJP) collected the samples from the lagoon to the coast.

 

Ceylon Today Sunday Newspaper (March 3, 2019) carried full interview with Prof. Yu-Chung Chiang

Ceylon Today Sunday Newspaper (March 3, 2019) carried full interview with Prof. Yu-Chung Chiang

Ceylon Today Newspaper (27th February) carried the News Item with Prof. Yu-Chung Chiang

Ceylon Today Newspaper (27th February) carried the News Item with Prof. Yu-Chung Chiang

Taiwan and Sri Lanka Marine Research Station unveiled at University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

With the support of the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology, National Sun Yat-Sen University and  University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka have formed an alliance to establish the " Taiwan and Sri Lanka Marine Research Station, TSMRS " on December 4th. The station will focus on the research of "Terrestrial Ecology and conservation: explore the potentials of finding biochemical and potential research on edible mushroom in Sri Lanka" and " shrimp farming with advanced AI technology ". With the establish of TSMRS, it would deep scientific research and cultivate talents related to marine and biological sciences in both countries, and promoting academic friendship diplomacy between Taiwan and Sri Lanka at the same time .

Taiwan and Sri Lanka Marine Research Station unveiled at University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

Taiwan and Sri Lanka Marine Research Station unveiled at University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

 

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2020-05-26