" Enforcing Sustainable Development Of The Marine Resources Of Small Island. "

Welcome to MSFT 2015

The marine resources of small islands are being intensively utilised, but often not on the basis of scientific information such as the carrying capacity or the marine resource utilisation rate. Small islands are unique, fragile ecosystems containing endemic species and limited marine living resources, and are often situated in areas of high marine biodiversity. Therefore, a holistic understanding of the application of science and technology is necessary for the sustainable development of biotic marine resources on small islands.
Communities on small islands are generally isolated from many scientific and technological advances, which often results in the non sustainable use of marine resources and low economic growth. This international conference was initiated to serve as a platform for the information exchange of research results from various fields of marine science and fisheries technology, including relevant socioeconomic and business disciplines, as well as the sharing of practical experiences in the utilisation and management of the marine resources of small islands on an on-going basis.
Discussions will also ficus on efforts that would provide added value to seafood products of small islands. The conference will also explore the traditional practices of indigenous peoples in terms of their utilisation of marine resources on small islands from the perspective of the application of modern science and technology using principles of sustainable development.


  1. Ensuring the sustainable development of marine resources of small islands
  2. Strengthening international and regional cooperation and coordination

Paper Publication

The accepted full papers will be published in the referred conference proceedings, Neritic Journal, Journal of Marine Research in Indonesia, and indexed by Google scholar. All submitted papers will have opportunities for consideration for this special journal issue.

Date And Venue

Date       : August 18-21, 2015
Time       : 09:00-16:00 each day
Venue     : Langgur, Kei Island, Maluku Tenggara

Sightseeing and excursion programmes(including diving) on August 22-23, 2015, will be free of charge.

The International Conference will be held in Langgur, Kei Islands, a hidden island paradise. These islands are rated in Lonely Planet guidebook as one of the top 10 pristine and unspoiled beaches in the world.


Participants will include national and international researchers, lectures, practicioners, and post-graduate students.
Please inform all of your collegues, lecturers, practicioners, and post-graduate students about this conference. For further information, do not hesitate to contact us at any time. On behalf of the 1ST MSFT 2015 commitee, we look forward to your attendance at out conference. Thank you.


  1. Marine biodiversity and conservation
  2. Marine resources exploration and marine culture
  3. Socio-economic and commercial aspects of fisheries
  4. Marine food processing and marine instrumentation


  • Professor Laszlo Szekely, M.D., Karolinska Institute, SWEDEN
  • Professor Nicolas Hubert, Institut des Sciences de L'Evolution de Montpelier. Department de Conservation et Domestication IRD-UMR226. Universite de Montpelier. FRANCE
  • Professor Les Christidis, National Marine Science Centre, AUSTRALIA
  • Professor Nicklas Adler, Babson University, USA
  • Associate Professor Dr. Fill Tomas Cedhagen, Aarhus University, DENMARK
  • Dr. Zainal Arifin, MSc. Head of Research Centre for Oceanography, The Indonesian Institute of Science, INDONESIA