KUCHING, April 29: The AsiaFlux 2020 conference scheduled to be held on September 22-24 has been postponed to next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, disclosed its organising chairwoman Dr Lulie Melling.
She gave assurance that the organising committee will continue to monitor the situation and to keep the participants informed regarding any update on the three-day conference.
“In view of the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic worldwide and in support of the recommendation from the Ministry of Heath, Malaysia and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to refrain holding any form of mass gathering, the organising committee has regretfully decided to postpone the AsiaFlux conference scheduled to September 21-23, 2021,” Lulie revealed in a statement issued yesterday.
AsiaFlux is a regional research network affiliated to the global FLUXNET for long-term observation of carbon, water and energy fluxes between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere in Asia.
“These observations are to reveal the processes and underlying mechanism of a terrestrial ecosystem at different temporal and spatial scales which can then be used to develop a Science-Based Policy to support the management of ecosystems, human life and sustainable development in Asia,” Lulie added.
The conference aims to act as an ideal platform to raise awareness among governments, industries and the people especially potential young scientists from Southeast Asia on the importance of GHG cycling in guiding sustainable land use policies in the region. — DayakDaily