Since the first Asian Marine Biology Symposium (AMBS) in Phuket, Thailand, in December 2012, followed by the second one in Jeju, South Korea, in October 2014, and the third one in Kumamoto, Japan, in November 2017, this symposium has gained many fruitful achievement for promotion of the exchange of scientific information, discussion on various approaches to the future studies and collaboration in research among marine biologists and marine environmental scientists in Asian countries.
I then hope that the fourth symposium in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan), between November 4 and 6, 2019 could provide more chance of further active exchange of the researchers studying various issues including basic research fields of marine biology, application fields of marine fisheries, and environmental issues in the coastal seas, among the Asian countries.
I believe that the efforts to continue AMBS will strengthen our academic society, and encourage collaboration among the researchers in these fields in the Asian region as well as those in the European and American regions.
In future, I hope that the symposium will grow fast and regularly catch the attention of many marine biologists and marine environmental scientists not only of Asian countries but also all over the world. Such activity will strengthen our academic society to have an efficient exchange of research information and will encourage collaboration among marine biologists working in a wide range of issues in marine biology in both regional and global scales.
I believe that the efforts to continue AMBS, especially the coming one this year in Taipei will strengthen our academic society, and encourage collaboration among the researchers in these fields, not only in the Asian region, but also in other region worldwide. I would like to meet and welcome all of you again to the Fourth Asian Marine Biology Symposium to be held in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan) between November 4 and 6, 2019. I look forward to seeing all of you soon at the symposium.
Assistant Professor Suriyan Tunkijjanukij
The chairman of the 1st AMBS organizing committee
Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University