3rd National Workshop on Coastal and Marine Geology 2021 (30th Aug 2021)
Time: 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Venue: Online Workshop
Audience: UTP Students and Malaysian Public
The 3rd National Marine Geology and Coastal Workshop was held on 30th August 2021. This event was an annual event for Coastal and Marine Geology Working Group – Institute of Geology Malaysia (IGM) with collaboration with Geological Society of Malaysia (GSM) and managed by Academy GEX as the event organizer. This event was initially proposed by Mr Abdullah Sulaiman as the chairman of the working group committee. This year, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) has been selected to become the host of this event with support from the UTP – MARE ERASMUS team lead by Professor Ir Dr Shaharin Anwar B Sulaiman.
This event has become the annual platform for various stakeholders to share and discuss their finding related to the marine and coastal area development. The event theme for this year was “Towards sustainable coastal and Marine management”. This event was officiated by Mr Nizam Hassan (President of GSM) and later was continue with the 3 separate session which focusing on 3 different subtopic which are session 1 – coastal & marine development from geological perspective; session 2 – coastal issues, protection, and adaption; session 3 – coastal resources & sustainable management. Panel discussion towards the closing session have bring new ideas and perspective on the current and unsolved issues that lingers around the community revolving the importance of the sustainability development of the coastal area.
Session speakers were comprised of various professional from academics, industry, and the policy maker. The speakers for this year including researchers from academic and research institute, government officer and industry players. Participant were comprise of representative from the governmental agencies, undergraduates and postgraduates students from higher learning institution, private companies and non-governmental organization. The closing remarks were given later by Mr Abd Rasid Japar (President of IGM). This one-day webinar successfully gathers 171 participants not including the moderator and also the speakers.