NAST 39th Annual Scientific Meeting
The National Academy of Science and Technolog, Philippines, the highest recognition and advisory body to the government and science community in matters related to science and technology has adopted the Sustainable Development SDGs, with focus on SGD No. 14 or life below water, to be its overcharging theme for the 39th Annual Scientific Meeting(ASM) on July 12-13, 2017 at the Manila Hotel.
Department of Science and Technology DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Pena will be the keynote Speaker and the guest of honor of this activity.
Invited speakers for the plenary sessions on the first day include: Dr. Ronald U. Mendoza, Outstanding Young Scientist ( OYS ) 2012, who will present " Growing the Philippines' Blue Economy: Policy Challenges and Opportunities "; Acd Emil Q. Javier who will discuss" Laguna de Bay: Case Study for Sustainable Fisheries Development "; Dr. Evelyn Grace D. Ayson who will present " Lessons in Sustainable Mariculture"; and Dr. Kent Carpenter from Old Dominion University who will discuss " Environmental Atrocities in the West Philippine Sea: The Science behind Conservation Recourse".
On the second day, Acd. Gisela P. Concepcion will discuss about " The Marine Environment: An Unchartered Resource for Drugs"; Acd. Marco Nemesio E. Montano will present " Science Interventions for Sustainable Marine Products Production: Case of Sardines and Seaweeds"; National Scientist (NS) Angel C. Alcala will present about " Apo Island and Sumilon Island No-Take Marine Reserves and Beyond"; and Mr. Philip L. Ong will present " Beyond Bangus and Tilapia: Future Directions of Philippines Aquaculture".
Generated resolutions from the discussion will be presented to concerned agencies.
Following the presentation of the resolution is the investiture of new NAST members and the recognition ceremony for the following awards: Best Scientific Poster Award, Outstanding Scientific Papers, Outstanding Books and Monographs, Magsaysay Future Engineers/Technologists Award, NAST Talent Search for Young Scientists, TWAS Prize for Young Scientist in the Philippines, and Outstanding Young Scientist ( OYS ), are also part of the two day scientific gathering.