In 2013, MCR received supplemental travel funds from NSF to hold a week-long workshop on Racha Island that would help establish a biological time series sampling program that produces data comparable to those collected by MCR and to engage in a capacity building effort to train 20 Thai marine scientists and graduate students in conceptual and practical issues underpinning long term, site-based research on resilience on coral reefs. Funding was awarded to the Lead PI of the Racha Island site, Dr. Mullica Jaroensutasinee (Walailak University) by Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) to defray workshop costs. Eight MCR personnel conducted the workshop (3 investigators, 4 graduate students, and 1 technician). The event is posted on the Walailak University website and on a dedicated Facebook page.
Sunday, May 5, 2013