JOIN & PREPARE FOR INTERNATIONAL TROPICAL SUMMER COURSE 2023
Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science – UNIVERSITAS DIPONEGORO
August 21 – September 2
“CORAL REEF: BIODIVERSITY FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE”
The International tropical summer course, abbreviated as ITroSCo, is a summer course organized by the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science (FPIK), Universitas Diponegoro (UNDIP). This summer course has been held since 2019 with the theme “Tropical Conservation, Culture, and Eco-Tourism”.
There were two activity categories, a class lecture and site visitation in Semarang and Karimunjawa islands (120 km away from Java main island). Around 15 students from the USA, Sweden, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Japan attended this course in 2019.
ITroSCo 2020 was held online
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, the ITroSCo 2020 was held online with the theme “Tropical Utilization, Conservation, and Sustainability”. Around 22 students from the USA, Malaysia, China, Bangladesh, Japan, Germany, Egypt, India, Guatemala, Madagascar, Romania, and Colombia attended the summer course in 2020.
We have held ITroSCo 2021 and 2022 with the same concept as 2020 but using a different theme
In 2021, the theme is “Traditional Fisheries and Technology in Indonesia for Sustainability Eco-development”. We choose this theme because Indonesia is considered multi-ethnic and multi-culture, which benefits the fishermen to capture and culture the fish. In addition, some districts use the Indonesian culture to preserve the marine ecosystem.
In 2022, the theme is “The Hidden Gem of Mangrove Ecosystem in Indonesia Toward Society 5.0”. We have invited speakers from Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands. Wageningen University is the only university in the Netherlands that specifically focuses on the theme healthy food and living environment.
SO FAR, WE HAVE WELCOMED FRIENDS FROM VARIOUS CONTINENTS
I am really enjoy ITroSCo 2019, I enjoy stay in Semarang and Karimunjawa Island. That’s real beautiful island and I really enjoy this program.
I really recommend these courses, I think you should apply for it. Indonesians people are so welcoming and we also learned a lot of mangroves and corals and we went snorkelling.
Because I come from the North Atlantic, I’m very excited to learn about a completely different ecosystem and culture and gain a new perspective.
Andrea Milena Osorio Baquero
My expectations are to know more about marine conservation with turtles and different ecosystems such mangroves and corals, also to learn more about the Indonesian culture.