14th National Symposium in Marine Science

Chateau Royal

July 13, 2017 – July 15, 2017



The Philippines, like most other countries, is experiencing growth. With growth comes greater demand on the the environment and more severe effects of consumption patterns. The escalating pressures on marine resources, when coupled with the increased incidents of extreme weather conditions create widespread and complex challenges. Our food security and the health of our ecosystems are threatened. Pathogens have emerged. They are more difficult to control in ecosystems already stressed by anthropogenic activity.

The 14th National Symposium in Marine Science is where we can all come together to meet these challenges through better understanding, and sharing practical and innovative solutions.



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Posted: 2017-07-08

Message from the PAMS President Dr. Ma. Carmen Ablan Lagman (June 14, 2017)


Hi Everyone,

It is just about a month to our PAMS 14. I hope everyone is busy preparing for their participation. This year's event features the theme "Innovations to meet the challenge of growth". We have gathered together thought leaders who will share with us their ideas and plans for the development of science and technology for development in the Philippines Our request to them is to tell us how we, a 300 strong association with members from the academe, LGU's and NGA's, NGO's and industry can contribute to these efforts of nation building. Attached is the tentative program. We are still working on it but we are getting there.

We have about 200 oral presentations and 50 poster presentations at this meeting. The submissions in both categories are something to look forward to. We have purposely made the categories very broad to solicit from the presenters their idea of the issue to which they are making their contribution and promote greater heterogeneity in the audience of the presentations. We are happy to report that we can look forward to presentation where the biological and physical scientists researchers, the more management and more research inclined, the more laboratory and more field based participants will be sitting in the same sessions.

By now, you would have received your notifications of acceptance and formal letters of invitation. Should there be conflicts in the notices in categories, please follow the category of your original submission unless acknowledged. We are working on a common database of entries which the wonderful TechTeam organizes. Should there be issues, do please send email to pams14innovation@gmail.com. When it comes into my email, it can get buried in the day to day.

We introduced two 'innovations' at this meeting - the speed talks and the after conference training. We hoped the speed talks will allow presenters to have more time for discussion on their papers. We hope to have ideas, collaboration, integration etc...discourse can happen right after the talks for further development during coffee breaks and down time? It's usually the case that 3 minutes after talks are note enough for this. It's heartening to see a few take the challenge to do this. Do note that student oral competitions will all be using the standard talk format.

The after conference training will feature a full day of sessions on either digital field data collection and data presentation using Cybertracker/GIS or the basics of multivariate statistics using RStudio and R Rattle. There are 50 slots for this one day free training. Participants are requested to bring their own computers with at least 4MB memory, and for Cybertracker sessions, mobile phones which you can configure. All these software are open source.

Two side events have been organized on the second day - a book launching by GTZ and a marine science and management discussion by Dr. Alino's team. A sign-up sheet for these will be organized and again slots are limited.

Finally, we are currently figuring a Call to Action from PAMS 14. WE hope to come up with drafts of soDo send your suggestions to pams14innovation@gmail.com

We are excited for this 3-days of meeting, greeting and learning! We look forward to seeing you. Note that early bird registration is up until the June 15. Do take advantage of this opportunity !

Posted: 2017-06-20

Payment Options


We encourage you to pay through the online Paypal system, however if this is not possible,

then you can manually deposit your payment to the following account:




PNB PESO ACCOUNT #: 399491000010


Be sure to send the scanned deposit slip with names of all registrants to Maricar Samson  (maricar.samson@dlsu.edu.ph)

AND Gia (albano.gg@gmail.com) with the Subject Header: PAMS14 Registration



Posted: 2017-02-23
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