Research Between Mangroves and Coral Reefs
German and Indonesian researchers discussed results of the research programm Science for the Protection of Indonesian Coastal Marine Ecosystems in a two-day final conference on the island of Bali. The research was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education.
The overarching goal of the SPICE Programme is to address the scientific, social and economic issues related to the management of the Indonesian coastal ecosystems and their resources. In addition to strengthening the existing scientific data base on coastal ecosystems, the programme promotes capacity and infrastructure building in the marine sector in Indonesia and Germany. The programme is being carried out in cooperation among partners from several Indonesian and German universities and government research institutions. SPICE makes substantial inputs towards fulfilling regional and international obligations of the two countries as entailed in international conventions and treaties.