By Development Communication Section / MRR Eguia
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Alumni Association of the Philippines (JAAP) organized a scientific symposium, with a theme “Disaster Resilience through Science and Technology,” on 27 July 2015 held at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Philippines.
SEAFDEC/AQD scientist Dr. Maria Rowena Eguia, an alumna of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) program and an officer of JAAP, participated in the symposium and also served as a moderator during the technical session. The symposium had topics on “The TEAM (Tohoku Ecosystem-Associated Marine Science) Project: Restoring the Rich Ocean through Science” and “New Information Technology for Disaster Medicine using Geographic Information System in Japan” by Prof. Akihiro Kijima of Tohoku University and Prof. Masashi Takahashi of Niigata University, respectively.
Moreover, Dr. Eguia was also among the JSPS alumni who manned the JSPS booth during the National Science and Technology Week held in the same venue.
In another event, Dr. Eguia provided assistance to Tohoku University research counterparts Prof. Kijima and Dr. Minuro Ikeda during their visit to Philippine academic and research institutions including SEAFDEC/AQD’s Binangonan Freshwater Station (BFS).