1. Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO (KNIU)
2. Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia
3. Ministry of Science and Technology and Higher Education
4. L’Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), France
5. Macrogen Inc., Korea
MarBEST Center Building
Jl. Raden Saleh No. 43 Jakarta, Indonesia Phone: +62 21 64713850
Coral triangle is the home to the most diverse marine life species in our planet. Indonesia is situated at the heart of the world’s center of maximum marine species richness. Marine biodiversity has been essential for food security, economic, social and cultural of the coral triangle countries. However, marine biodiversity worldwide has been experiencing various threats from human activities as well as natural disasters (e.g. degradation of habitats and ecosystems, pollution, global climate change, tsunamis and typhoons). Indonesia has a long experience in managing marine biodiversity at genetic, species and ecosystem levels. The Regional Training and Research Center on Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health (MarBEST Center) aims to share experiences and knowledges to young students, researchers and lecturers through capacity building programs in marine biodiversity and ecosystem health. The MarBEST Center is in accordance with the capacity development program under IOCUNESCO to support the implementation of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
1. Develop and strengthen the capacity and capability of human resources, particularly young researchers and lecturers, from member states in the Indo-West Pacific region through trainings in Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health.
2. Establish and develop a common platform for methodologies in monitoring marine ecosystem health, especially coastal ecosystems such as coral reefs, seagrass and mangrove.
3. Promote scientific collaborations among experts in the region and beyond on longterm monitoring of marine ecosystem health.
4. Facilitate transfer of knowledge and technology related to biodiversity and its valuation, status and trend of ecosystem health for policy applications.
1. Increase numbers of human resources with high competence in the fields of marine biodiversity and ecosystem health.
2. Increase numbers of human resources capable of monitoring, analyzing and disseminating trends ecosystem health.
3. Build networks research institutes, universities, government offices, private sectors and other stakeholders for marine biodiversity and conservation.
4. Provide an easy access to information on the status of biodiversity and ecosystem health of member countries in the region.
|Leaflet RTRC Marine Biodeversity Ecosystem Health|