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

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