DATE: 22-23 October 2012
VENUE: Virac, Catanduanes Province
BIOME, the Philippine National Biodiversity Meeting in Catanduanes Island and SEDTEC, National Conference on Science, Education and Technology are held during the Catandungan Festival in October. These are being organized by Pacifictech (Pacific Island Institute for Pedagogy, Technology, Arts & Sciences, Inc.) with the support of the Provincial Government of Catanduanes through its Provincial Tourism Office. Although dealing with a variety of themes, the joint national scientific meeting originally stood for the “Biodiversity Meeting in Catanduanes Island, Philippines on Climate Change, Sustainable Development, Innovations, Political Ecology and Social Representations in Nature Conservation” and was organized for the first time in October 2010 (BIOME 1) and October 2011 (BIOME2-SEDTEC1). Hence, BIOME3 is being held again during the 2012 Catandungan Festival together with SEDTEC2 dubbed as the Philippine National Conference on Water and Biodiversity (NCWB) on 22-23 October 2012.
BIOME3-SEDTEC2 topics: Water, biodiversity and ecosystems; Water, climate and renewable energy; Water science and engineering perspectives; Water and wastewater technologies; Water education and learning (research and teaching in marine biology, fisheries, aquaculture and freshwater sciences; and maritime education and ocean sciences); Water sanitation and health (WASH); Water resource policy and governance; Water on religions and beliefs; biodiversity and environmental flows in REWs; and Managing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).